The Walmart Yodeling kid just made his music festival debut. Mason Ramsey, 11, rose to instant fame earlier this month when a video of him yodeling in a Walmart store in his hometown went viral. Ramsey performed his new song called “Famous” for the California crowd over the weekend at Stagecoach in Indio.
Ramsey lives in a small town in Illinois and after his video went viral, it caught the attention of daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who invited him on her show to perform. Ramsey revealed that he believes he has performed his yodeling in Walmart over 50,000 times, and learned to yodel from his family members. He also discussed flying on an airplane for the first time and that is was “pretty cool to be on TV.” This line also appears in his new song.
At the end of the show, DeGeneres surprised Ramsey will the news that he would be yodeling live on stage at the Grand Ole Opry that weekend. Nearly two weeks ago, Ramsey surprised the world again when he appeared onstage at the first weekend of Coachella in California by performing with DJ Whethan. He also took a selfie with Justin Beiber, which also went viral.
Mason Ramsey was signed to Atlantic Records and Big Loud, tying the record for the youngest recording artist signed since Billy Gilman in 2000. His first single, “Famous,” was released last week. Ramsey’s first live performance of the song was over the weekend at Stagecoach.
Ramsey appeared near the end of Florida Georgia Line’s headlining set, walking on stage in his well known little Hank Willams outfit to perform his hit song “Lovesick Blues” from 1949. After the cover ended, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley left the stage to Ramsey, who performed his new song for the massive crowd.
There is no word on when a full-length album from Ramsey would be released, but right now the young superstar is enjoying the attention of singing in front of sold-out crowds in the California desert instead of the usual Walmart shoppers, although Ramsey has said he will continue to yodel there.