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'Take Me Home, Country Roads': Russell Moore Has the Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Russell Moore is all smiles on Mountain Stage this week.
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Russell Moore is the band leader for IIIrd Tyme Out, one of the most awarded groups in bluegrass history.

One of the most awarded groups in bluegrass history sings one of the Mountain State’s most beloved anthems.

While some presume that John Denver's iconic song "Take Me Home, Country Roads" has been performed on Mountain Stage many times over the years, it has only made a scant few appearances in our playlists. Here's the highly decorated bluegrass group Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, who closed out their set by honoring an audience request for the classic tune.

Finale song
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Christopher Paul Stelling, Dom Flemons, Russell Moore, Peter Mulvey and The Small Glories gather for a final song on this week's episode. Tune in starting Friday March 27 on NPR Music stations across the country.

You can hear the entire set from Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out as guest-host Kathy Mattea guest hosts this week's episode. We also hear from Peter Mulvey, Dom Flemons, Christopher Paul Stelling and The Small Glories. Find a station where you can listen here, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you never miss a note.


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