[Updated]: Country Singer Wayne Mills Dies After Nashville Shooting

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Wayne Mills

[Update]: The memorial service for singer-songwriter Wayne Mills will take place at Arab High School auditorium in Mills’ hometown of Arab, Ala., on Sunday, Dec. 8. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Arab High School (511 Arabian Dr., Arab, Ala., 35016). The memorial service will take place at 1:30 p.m., followed by a private burial. Photography and video cameras will not be allowed, and cell phones must be turned off and kept out of view.

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A Nashville Country singer is dead after an apparent altercation outside a Nashville bar. Chris Ferrell, owner of Pit and Barrel bar, told police that he fatally shot Country singer Wayne Mills, 44, in self defense, after the two engaged in an argument as Mills attempted to smoke in a non-smoking area.

Ferrell shot Mills at approximately 5 a.m. on Saturday morning (Nov. 23). Mills later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

No arrests have been made, and Ferrell possessed a valid gun permit.

Mills, a native of Arab, Ala., performed with the Wayne Mills Band for 15 years. Country entertainers Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton opened for the band early in their careers, according to the group’s website.

Mills graduated with an education degree from the University of Alabama, where he also played football during his college years.

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