Walmart Yodeling Kid Mason Ramsey Drops Debut Single ‘Famous,’ Scores Record Deal
Mason Ramsey is turning his fifteen minutes of fame into a music career.
The Walmart Yodeling Kid released his debut single "Famous" on Friday (April 27), simultaneously announcing his signing to Atlantic Records.
"I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen. It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording 'Famous' and can’t wait for everyone to hear it," the 11-year-old viral sensation said in a press release.
Ramsey first gained attention when a mobile-recorded video of him performing Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" in a Walmart near his home in Harrisburg, Illinois went viral online. The video, which has since racked up 30 million views, launched Yodeling Kid into digital stardom, resulting in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as performances at Coachella and the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
The young singer will also join Florida Georgia Line tonight for a special appearance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, California, where he'll perform his new original song.
"Famous" was written by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (Jason Aldean), Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban) and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft).
Listen to Mason Ramsey's debut single, "Famous," below: