Singer Wayne Mills, whose “outlaw country” songs center on honky-tonk life, died in a Nashville bar shooting Saturday, police said. Chris Ferrell, owner of Nashville’s Pit and Barrel bar, told police he shot Mills, 44, in self-defense, according to a Nashville police statement.
“Wayne Mills by definition is one that is a stiff-necked, country troubadour with an affinity for honky-tonks and possessing a style of rustic simplicity,” his official website said. He’s an “average country boy steeped in the Southern vernacular of God, guns and football,” his official biography reads.
It is stated that the popular makeover show Bar Rescue had recently made over the Nashville Pit and Barrel bar, which Wayne Mills was shot and killed in and the producers rescheduled the show until further notice due to this unfortunate event.