Wayne Moss


Wayne Moss

In 2017 Dolly Parton wrote Wayne a letter

You never really know who all to
thank for your success. I believe
it takes every single person who
has added to it through the years.
Some of the greatest records that I
ever recorded were played on by
Wayne Moss…One of the finest
people and one of the greatest
musicians ever.
I wish I could be there in person
for this event. I am definitely
there in spirit. So, Wayne, you go
boy. You’ve still got it.

I will always love you.

You never really know who all to thank for your success.

Most famous for his iconic guitar opening on the Roy Orbison mega-hit “Pretty Woman,” Moss is a music legend both as a performer and as a studio operator and production innovator.

As a studio musician Moss has recorded and played with music luminaries from rock-n-roll to jazz to country: Bob Dylan, Dolly Parton, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Joan Baez, Nancy Sinatra, The Monkeys, Al Hirt, Fats Domino, to name only a few.

Moss’ guitar is the sound on some of the most famous albums in history, such as Bob Dylan’s historic first Nashville recording, “Blond on Blond.”

But Moss went beyond just being a studio musician. He created his own studio with a sound now known as “The Cinderella Studio Sound.” And even more than that, Moss is credited along with Charlie McCoy with having perfected The Nashville Number System, a nearly universal shorthand used by recording artists today.

Cinderella Studio is a garage, essentially. And it is the tight space and vintage microphones that are in part responsible for its unique sound.

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