What could reasonably be expected of a 79-year-old Nobel laureate with 38 studio albums behind him, countless archive releases and a lifetime of touri(...)

American country music and western music singer Slim Whitman. Photograph: Edward Miller/Keystone/Getty Images

As a child Ottis Dewey Whitman jnr, who was born in Tampa, Florida, liked to listen to Jimmie Rodgers yodel on the family radio. After leaving high sc(...)