Bluegrass Band Route 3 Releases New Single “Southbound Train” from Critically-Acclaimed ‘Losing Time’ Project

By September 12, 2023 Route 3

Nashville, Tenn. – Award-winning bluegrass group Route 3 is charging forward with the next release from their latest project, Losing Time. The hard-driving track “Southbound Train” will serve as the brand new single from the album, which was originally released in late 2022 via Pinecastle Records. In addition, they’re also releasing a must see performance video. Fans can also download and/or stream the full song HERE.

Penned by band member Jason Jordan, the song centers around escaping your troubles. It’s straightforward Bluegrass music that showcases every Route 3 member including Jordan,  Doug Clifton, Gaylon Harper and Roy Bond. It was met with high critical praise, as Take Effect said, “‘Southbound Train’ follows with stirring fiddle prowess from Stewart, as the eloquent storytelling unfolds with much grace.” Melody Maker Magazine agreed while stating, “The tasteful vocal harmonies, as well, reveal musicians thoroughly steeped in tradition.”

Other publications are also singing the praise of Losing Time, which features 11 total songs. IndiePulse Music complimented the band by saying, “Modern bluegrass doesn’t get much better, if at all, than Route 3.”  The collection includes a variety of different material, with Jason Jordan taking his songwriting skills to new heights. Out of the project’s 11 total cuts, the Missouri native either wrote or co-wrote an impressive 10 songs. Famous and Made Magazine said, “Route 3 has taken the standard bluegrass formula in new directions without ever losing the genre’s essential spirit.”

For fans not familiar with the Missouri-based band, they have deep roots in the Bluegrass genre. Jason Jordan has decades as a touring musician while also penning hits for other artists like Doyle Lawson. Doug Clifton is a SPBGMA winner who has also shared the stage with acts like New Tradition, The Isaacs, Primitive Quartet and others. Gaylon Harper is also a SPBGMA band competition winner who has toured extensively in the Missouri area. Rounding out the group is Roy Bond who played with the regional band Jim Orchard & The Ozark Bluegrass Boys for 13 years.

Fans can learn more about Route 3 by visiting their official website While there music enthusiasts will be able to check the latest news stories, find upcoming tour stops, purchase more and so much more!

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