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Local country performer killed in bar fight in Nashville

NASHVILLE  --  A country singer, who often performs along the gulf coast, died in a Nashville bar shooting.

Jerald "Wayne" Mills played at the "Flora-Bama" regularly for the past 15 years.
He recently performed three nights at the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival.
   
He was shot in the head at a bar in Nashville early Saturday morning.
Officers say Mills and the bar owner got into an argument after Mills began smoking a cigarette in a non-smoking area of the bar.
   
The bar owner says he shot Mills in self-defense.
The investigation is ongoing.