UPDATE (12/8/13): A suspect has reportedly been arrested for the murder of country singer Wayne Mills, who died in a bar shooting last month.

Chris Ferell, owner of the bar where Wayne was shot and killed, was arrested on December 6 and charged with second-degree murder, according to Radar Online. Chris is not denying that he shot Wayne but is claiming it was in self defense.

Wayne and The Voice judge Blake Shelton were quite close, and a new report says that Wayne had attended Blake's concert only hours before he was killed. 

Original story (11/25/13): Here's some very sad news from the country-music world as a beloved singer has died tragically in a bar shooting.

Country singer Wayne Mills died on November 23 at age 44 after being shot during an altercation at a bar, according to CNN.

Wayne was reportedly shot at Pit and Barrel Bar in Nashville by the bar's owner, Chris Ferrell.

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Chris, who is also 44, tells police that he shot Wayne in self-defense. Chris and Wayne were reportedly in the closed bar with "a few friends and acquaintances," according to a source. Chris and Wayne, who are said to have been friends, "began to argue and the others left," the source adds.

Wayne is known for his Wayne Mills Band, and the band's manager reports that Wayne died of a bullet wound to the head. "I hope justice is served," the manager says.

Wayne was apparently working on his seventh album at the time of his death. Among the artists who have opened for Wayne's band over the years include superstars such as The Voice judge Blake Shelton and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.

"Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills," Blake tweeted about Wayne's death.

Our thoughts are with Wayne's family and loved ones during this difficult time. 

SourceCNN