Paul McCartney was only 25 years old in 1967 when he and his fellow Beatles released the tune “When I’m 64″ on their iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Paul is said to have been only 16 when he wrote an early version of the tune, and he likely would’ve found it hard to imagine then a time when he’d ever be looking back at age 64 in his rear view mirror. But that’s just what he’s doing today as Sir Paul turns the big 7-0. Still extremely vibrant and singing with a voice that defies the truth of the calendar, McCartney exudes the energy and enthusiasm for life and music that many men 20 years his junior can only envy. His recent June 4 Buckingham Palace performance of “All My Loving” and other classic tunes at the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year rein showed that, even while fighting the affects of an apparent cold, his voice can still deliver when called upon. And he just may be the most universally beloved musical performer in the world. So, happy birthday, Paul. Those of us in Nashville thank you for the decades of wonderful music and memories and extend our best wishes for many more.