Known best for his work with the 1950s and '60s Nashville A-Team of session musicians, this bassist and bandleader recorded with Elvis Presley, Arthur Fiedler, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, and numerous other prominent musicians. With his Bob Moore Orchestra, he recorded the hit 1961 single 'Mexico.'
In his late teens, he began touring with country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens. Around this time, he was hired as a session musician by Decca Records producer Owen Bradley.
In the mid-1990s, Life magazine gave him the title of "All-Time Best Country Bassist."
He fathered four children, including a daughter, Linda Faye Moore, who won the Miss Tennessee pageant title and performed with a country band called Calamity Jane, and a son, R. Stevie Moore, who had a rock music career.
In his early twenties, he performed on country singer Red Foley's musical television program, Ozark Jubilee.