Maybe you haven’t heard of Mason Ramsey, but you’ve definitely heard of the yodeling Walmart Boy. Through memes, Coachella, and his yodeling voice, a small kid known as “Walmart Boy” has become a star. Mason Ramsey grew up in Golconda, Illinois. He sang for Josh Turner at the Carson Center at age 4, opened for Gene Watson at age 5, and sang with Kenny Rogers on a Christmas TV show when he was 7. He was interested in music from an early age. Mason Ramsey began playing the guitar at age 6., and at age 11 this young man sang his heart out at his nearby Walmart store in Illinois. He immediately caught the attention of the Walmart shoppers and a video of him singing was posted to social media. The video went viral with over 50,000 retweets, 175,000 likes and 17.8 million views. This boy with a passionate love for music sang “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams and had no idea he would become a an overnight media sensation.
Since the video, Mason Ramsey’s life is turned upside down, in a good way. He was invited to be a guest star on The Ellen Show and performed at Coachella. His signature cowboy hat, oversized belt buckle and red bowtie was enough rile the crowd into a frenzy at Coachella. He revealed he had been yodelling since he was 3 years old and ended the concert by saying ““If the good Lord’s willing and the creeks don’t rise, I’ll see you all again next time.” Justin Bieber, who was applauding him throughout his whole set, was excited to meet him after. Mason Ramsey’s passion for music attracted many and word is spreading about his next upcoming concert at the Grand ‘Ole Opry in Nashville.
“Famous,” Ramsey’s first release on Atlantic Records and Big Loud makes him one of the youngest acts to sign to a major Nashville label since Billy Gilman. Mason Ramsey states in his song to whatever girl he is addressing that if he’s going to be famous then he will be “famous for loving you.” His new song combines old country with a more modern-like feel. Supposedly, his song has already reached 600,000 streams on Spotify. “I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen,” Ramsey said. “It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” Seth England, a Big Loud partner, immediately wanted to sign a deal after the first meeting with Mason Ramsey. “He is a star, but most importantly he is a down to earth kid who loves country music,” said Seth England. Mason Ramsey is taking advantage of his time in the spotlight and never fails to amaze everyone with his love for country music.