Eleven-year-old Mason Ramsey, known as “Walmart Yodel Boy,” is receiving rave reviews and appears to be well on his way to superstardom following performances this week on NBC’s “Ellen” and at Coachella, the popular festival in Indio, California. The boy’s passion for yodeling has also led to an invitation to sing at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Here is Ramsey stealing the hearts of Ellen and her audience earlier this week:
He became an Internet sensation after footage surfaced of him yodeling in the aisle of a Walmart in Harrisburg, Illinois, a couple of weeks ago.
— Walmart (@Walmart) April 3, 2018
The talented tween hails from Golconda, Illinois, a small town of around 700 people that is located along the Ohio River bordering Kentucky.
On Friday, Ramsey made his Coachella debut alongside Whethan, an 18-year-old DJ/music producer from Chicago.
— Starchy Compliment (@starchydish) April 14, 2018
Whethan said his next guest needed “no introduction,” and when Ramsey walked onto the stage in his now-familiar cowboy hat, big belt, and red bow tie, the crowd went wild. Their reactions were reminiscent of those early starstruck reactions to Elvis and the Beatles. In fact, the roar of the crowd was so loud it almost drowned out the boy’s yodeling.
From Walmart to Coachella, I see you yodel boy. pic.twitter.com/ezxaiyJyoY
— Gianna Chen (@xoxo_gianna1114) April 13, 2018
I just saw Walmart Yodel Boy perform at Coachella, my life is never going to be the same pic.twitter.com/JMnt5bjn3J
— Matt Samet (@MattSametEsq) April 13, 2018
YODEL BOY I JUST MET HIM IM CRYING REAL TEARS IVE NEVER FANNED OUT BEFORE
— bb (@blairbbrown) April 13, 2018
Pop star Justin Bieber appears to be a big fan:
— Crystal (@CrystalduPistol) April 14, 2018
Ramsey got to meet Bieber and posed for a few selfies with him at the event.
— EDM.com (@TheEDMNetwork) April 14, 2018
Ramsey shared a photo of himself shaking hands with his fans at Coachella on Instagram under the name @lilhankwilliams.
Looks like the kid has a great future ahead of him in the music business. Let’s hope and pray he is surrounded by good people who will help him keep his head on straight.