Stars React to Singer’s Shooting Death
Wayne Mills played shows with Blake Shelton and Jamey Johnson.
Country stars have been tweeting out their thoughts on Nashville musician Wayne Mills, who died after being shot on Saturday, Nov. 23, at downtown Nashville bar Pit and Barrel.
The bar's owner, Chris Ferrell, claims he shot Wayne in self-defense. Nashville police are currently investigating the shooting, though no arrests have been made. Several reports suggest the two began arguing over Wayne smoking in the bar.
Wayne, a native of Arab, Ala., led the eponymous Wayne Mills Band, playing college towns and bars around the south for years. His website describes him as a "stiff-necked, country troubadour with an affinity for honky-tonks." During his lengthy career of performing, Wayne shared the stage with Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson and many more.
man....totally shocked and saddened to hear about @waynemillsband wayne mills death. honky tonker and true lover of country music. RIP wayne— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) November 25, 2013
Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills @WayneMillsBand... Rest in peace brother. Love you Carol.— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 24, 2013
So Heartbroken over the Death of My Friend Wayne Mills. Keep it Country for Us in Heaven. God Bless Your Family Wayne.— Colt Ford (@coltford) November 25, 2013
RIP my friend Wayne Mills. I love you brother. I am devastated. @WayneMillsBand— Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) November 24, 2013