I don't know if it's just me, but when Paul Hawkins and his Awkward Silences picked the track list for Apologies to the Enlightenment, they really dropped a serious clanger. Track one - The Beasts in the Upstairs Bedroom - is a sprawling and cacophonous mess of a song. It never really goes anywhere and it starts the album off on entirely the wrong foot.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.