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Miranda Lambert lost a guitar player and friend she has had for over twenty years and she posted the news to Instagram along with several pictures of them together.

Miranda wrote in the lengthy post, “Heavy heart post💔. Last night I lost one of my most treasured friends, bandmates, and road family members, Scotty Wray. We met in 2001 in Greenville Texas. I was 17. That was the beginning of our journey together. We went through so much life together on and off the stage. We wrote songs, played gig after gig, fought, cried, laughed, and even got matching arrow tattoos after we made it out of some rough patches together .”

She continued, “He was one of the most talented guitar players I’ve ever known and I’m so thankful I got to witness his genius seasoned laid-back bluesman style on stages all over the world for over 20 years. He was the one I could count on. Always. No matter what. If he was there on my right side I felt like I could take on the world. Scotty Wray was family to me and I’ll never sing a note without him because I know he is there with me. He always has been. I love you, my sweet Bud Wray. Heaven is lucky cause that honky tonk band up there just gained another guitar pickin angel. Rest easy my love. #EasyLivinEasyLovinYou #nowheretogobutup.”

Several fellow artists responded to her post including Dierks Bentley, who wrote, “So sorry Miranda. Sad but beautiful post. He was one of a kind. Thankful for the time we spent together on the road and in passing at award shows etc. RIP SW.”

Karen Fairchild responded, “The best. Rest in easy Scotty. 💔.” And Lady A’s Hillary Scott said, “💔 thinking of you and will always smile when I think of him.”

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