When you go to the Wayne Mills Band website you read the introduction as 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. He's an "average country boy steeped in the Southern vernacular of God, guns and football".
Wayne played football for the University of Alabama. And then started a country music career that came to a brutal end after 2 decades Saturday night at the Pit And Barrell in Nashville. Wayne was shot in the head by the bar owner Chris Ferrell apparently over an argument that started when Wayne wouldn't stop smoking in the non smoking section.
Social media has been filled with condolences by fans and stars alike. Plenty like Blake Shelton got their start as opening acts for Wayne.
Wayne was 44 and schedlued to play with Jamey Johnson this week in conjunction with the Alabama/Auburn game.