NASHVILLE Ala, (WAAY) - Musician friends of slain singer/songwriter Wayne Mills played a benefit concert Wednesday at the Tin Roof in Nashville.
Mills died November 23rd when he was shot inside the Pit and Barrel Bar in Nashville, by the bar's owner Chris Ferrell. No charges have been made.
Wednesday’s show was free to the public, with donations accepted. Money raised will go to help Wayne Mills wife and son.
A number of musical acts, who were close friends of Mills performed including some of his band mates from the Wayne Mills Band, Joey Allcorn, Craig Wayne Boyd, and the Southern Boys Band.
"I’ve been knowing Wayne probably since about 1996, an excellent individual. Many people have said that Wayne is a giant teddy bear, and i promise you that is exactly the definition of Wayne Mills, a wonderful human being and what a talent. His legacy will live on from now own,” said Wayland Bailey, with the Southern Boys Band
Funeral arrangements for Mills have been set.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 8th in the Arab High School auditorium. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. with the memorial service beginning at 1:30 p.m.
A private burial will follow.