As soon as anyone mentions a 'concept album', you'd be forgiven for not taking it seriously. Well brace yourselves; 'Come Back to the Five and Dime, Bobby Dee Bobby Dee' is a concept album, and unashamedly so. But stick with it; after a bit of research into this second album from Benjy Ferree, a tribute to child actor Bobby Driscoll, it's difficult not to be sucked into the surrounding story and support Ferree's passion for the subject.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.