BOB Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who also had a solo career, has died aged 65.
Police spokesman Don Aaron said he died on Thursday from a self-inflicted bullet wound.
Welch's wife found him at their south Nashville home.
Welch was a guitarist and vocalist for Fleetwood Mac from 1971 to 1974. He formed the British rock group Paris in 1976.
Fleetwood Mac took off in the mid-1970s after Welch left the band.
Welch, a native of Los Angeles, scored his biggest hit with Sentimental Lady, which reached number eight on the Billboard chart.
His other singles included Precious Love in 1979 and Hot Love, Cold World in 1978.
Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie and Lindsey Buckingham did backing vocals on Sentimental Lady.