The longtime steel guitar player for late country star Waylon Jennings has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 82.
Ralph Mooney passed away on 20 March (11) in Kennedale, Texas.
The pioneering musician began his career in the 1950s when he formed a band with country singer Wynn Stewart. He went on to work with a slew of top artists, including Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson and Buck Owens, but he was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Jennings.
Mooney recorded and toured with the Good-Hearted Woman star for two decades until the 1990s as part of Jennings' band the Waylors.
He is survived by his wife Wanda and their two children, as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.