Country singer-songwriter Mel Mcdaniel passed away on Thursday (31Mar11) at the age of 68.
MCDaniel was a member of the Grand Ole Opry and had a variety of hits during the 1970s, including Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On, Louisiana Saturday Night, and Let It Roll (Let It Rock).
The cause of death is not yet known.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.