Country singer dies after Tenn. bar shooting

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a bar owner in Nashville told police he shot a country music singer in self-defense at his club.

Pit and Barrel owner Chris Ferrell says he got into an argument with musician Wayne Mills, who was smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area around 5 a.m. Saturday after the bar had closed.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1cKpENz) reports Mills died at a hospital. Police are looking into Ferrell's claim of self-defense.

Michael Scott, who was among a group of friends with Mills, told WSMV-TV (http://bit.ly/IenblO) they attended a George Jones tribute concert Friday night and then went drinking at a couple of bars before the Pit and Barrel.

Mills, a native of Arab, Ala., toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which has played college towns for more than 15 years.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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