When I first heard your wonderful voice, at that fateful audition of yours that was broadcast on American Idol in January, 2003, I was just about the age you are now. You were a relative youngster of 24 at that time. So much has happened in the almost-16 years since then - in your life, and in mine as well.
Through it all, you have always, since that moment, been my favourite male vocalist of all time - and a person I admire tremendously. I have been your fan through thick and thin - and will remain so, always and forever.
And now you are middle-aged. Welcome to the club! I don't feel so much like we belong to different generations any more! 😀
I wish you today and always, every happiness, and fulfillment in everything you do.
♫♪♬♩ Happy birthday, Clay! ♫♪♬♩