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Band Interests
Driving, Performing, Meeting cool people
Honky Tonk - Country
Nashville, TN
Outlaw by definition is one that is unconventional or rebellious. Wayne Mills by definition is one that is a, stiff-necked, country troubadour with an affinity... for Honky-tonks and possessing a style of rustic simplicity.
From the little town of Arab, nestled on top of Brindlee Mountain in Northern Alabama, Wayne Mills was the average country boy steeped in the Southern vernacular of GOD, GUNS AND FOOTBALL. Young Mills was instilled with many honorable qualities and traits by his father, Jack Mills, and was raised on the values of a working man; and like most working men, young Mills listened to blue collar anthems sang by Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, and Merle Haggard. Little did the future performer know that the heavy beat, and misfortune laden lyrics, of outlaw country would lay the ground work for his music career.
Mills went on to excel in college as a two sport athlete, playing baseball at Wallace State Junior College in Hanceville, AL and as a football player at the University of Alabama. After hanging up his football cleats for the last time, and earning a degree in Education, the country boy returned to his musical roots, picked up the guitar, and hit the road with the Wayne Mills Band and immediately started gaining a fan base. As a testament to the bands success, country music super stars Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton, as well as American Idol winner, Taylor Hicks all opened for Mills on their way to the top.
From the onset of Wayne’s career, the athlete turned musician has made a life for himself and his family through music. Through the discipline and determination instilled in him by his father, he has provided, and made a home, for his wife and son, who carry’s on his father name. With more than fifteen years of touring experience, Wayne has proven himself the consummate performer with a huge following in the Southeast while also gaining notoriety in other parts of the country, as well Europe and Australia. Mills has most recently been touring with fellow Alabamian and close friend, Jamey Johnson. The band is also playing select dates with Southern rockers, Blackberry Smoke as well as headlining their own single dates.
Wayne Mills will soon release his highly anticipated studio album, Long Hard Road, where he worked with, L.A. based, producer Denny Diante under new Nashville record label, Diesel Records. Mills showcases his versatility as a singer/songwriter with 12 outlaw country/southern rock flavored tracks; 7 of which he penned or co-wrote. Songs featured on the album include the upbeat “I Need the Country” with a sing-along chorus, the hard-hitting outlaw anthem “Whiskey Bent and Jail Bound” and the title track “Long Hard Road” which tells the lonesome tale of a man making bad decisions and working through the consequences. “My music is the culmination of my country roots with the world I have come to know,” explains Mills. Long Hard Road is the latest chapter in Wayne Mils’ songbook, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to lyric and life.
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Current Location
Nashville, TN
General Manager
Carol Mills P.O. Box 413, Nolensville, TN 37135
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