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Montana Mountain Renamed Mount McCartney

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Recording artist Paul McCartney performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
It's fair to say Paul McCartney has had a mountainous influence on popular music. Now he has a mountain -- or at least had one for a day.

On Tuesday (August 5), the city of Missoula and the University of Montana renamed nearby Mount Sentinel as Mount McCartney in honor of the former Beatle's performance in the city that night. The mountain is marked with a giant white M that, at least for 24 hours, stood for McCartney, not Missoula.

In a statement, university President Royce C. Engstron said that, "We are thrilled to have a legend such as Paul McCartney playing in our community. The concert not only brings folks from around our great state together in Missoula, but also attracts fans from around the country. We think Washington-Grizzly Stadium is a wonderful place to host a concert of this caliber."

The mountain honor came just three days after the state of Minnesota declared Paul McCartney Day while he was performing at Target Field in Minneapolis. McCartney next performs Thursday (August 7) in Salt Lake City, Utah.