Scotty Moore was born near Gadsden Tennessee. In 1954 Moore and Black accompanied Elvis on what would become the first legendary Presley hit the Sun Studios session cut of "That's All Right (Mama)" a recording regarded as a seminal event in rock and roll history. Moore is given credit as the pioneer of the rock 'n' roll lead guitarist.
He was ranked 44th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. He is best known for his backing of Elvis Presley in the first part of his career between 1954 and the beginning of Elvis' Hollywood years.