Mason Ramsey shot to fame after a video of him yodeling in his local Walmart went viral in early 2018 and now he’s chronicling his journey to fast fame in the music video for his new song, “Famous,” co-written by a team of Nashville’s top songwriters including Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, Sarah Buxton, Canaan Smith and Corey Crowder.
The video showcases the whirlwind journey Ramsey has been on since we first saw him yodeling to a Hank Williams Sr. song in his hometown Walmart in Illinois. Viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at Ramsey’s life in the spotlight, documenting him in the studio as he records his first official single and signs a record deal with Nashville’s Big Loud Records.
During the footage, fans watch as he performs in front of thousands of people at Coachella and makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry, and even get to meet his grandparents Ernest and Frances, who’ve been raising him since he was three weeks old. “When he was talking, he was singing,” Ernest shares.
“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,” the 9-year-old country singer says in a press release. “I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Dubbed the “Walmart yodeling boy,” Ramsey has been living the dream life ever since the viral video surfaced, with his talent scoring him an invite on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the opportunity to perform at Coachella (where he also met Justin Bieber) and the chance to sing with Florida Georgia Line at Stagecoach Festival in California.