Mills — described on his site as "a stiff-necked, country troubadour with an affinity for honky-tonks" — fronted the Wayne Mills Band and has played shows with country stars including Jamey Johnson, Blake Shelton and more. Several artists (among them Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Jason Isbell and more) have shared their thoughts and condolences via Twitter. See some of those after the jump.
RIP my friend Wayne Mills. I love you brother. I am devastated. @WayneMillsBand
— Shooter Jennings (@ShooterJennings) November 24, 2013
man....totally shocked and saddened to hear about @waynemillsband wayne mills death. honky tonker and true lover of country music. RIP wayne
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) November 25, 2013
Sad to hear of Wayne Mills' death. He worked harder at this music thing than just about anybody else I know. He'll be missed.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) November 25, 2013
Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills @WayneMillsBand... Rest in peace brother. Love you Carol.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) November 24, 2013