Watch The Walmart Yodeling Kid Perform On 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Mason Ramsey, known as the viral "Walmart yodeling kid," flew to Los Angeles to make his first national television appearance at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Walmart's Yodeling Kid Makes It On 'Ellen'
Ramsey, who described himself as "a country boy" who enjoys taking naps on bales of hay, took the internet by storm when he was captured yodeling "Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams Sr. in his local Walmart.
When asked by DeGeneres why he chose Walmart, the 11-year-old's answer made the daytime host crack up.
"Well, because that's the only store we've got," Ramsey tells her good-naturedly.
The now-famous warbler also talked about traveling from his hometown of Golconda, Illinois, saying that he marked his first time riding an airplane with his trip to Los Angeles. It's an experience he enjoyed, especially the private limo, although he wasn't overly fond of sparkling water.
Ramsey's ultimate dream is to sing at the Grand Ole Opry theater in Nashville. Afterward, he says, he plans on saving all his money, go to college, and move to Florida, where he'll probably work his way up the business in a motor home.
Ellen DeGeneres Surprises Young Singer
Of course, everyone knows that DeGeneres is in the business of grand surprises and making children's dreams come true — and it's no different this time.
DeGeneres tells the budding musician that she talked to her friends at the Grand Ole Opry and scheduled him for a performance on Saturday, April 14. Ramsey is also set to stage a concert at his local Walmart and then also receive a $15,000 college scholarship from Walmart.
The overjoyed kid is well on his way to carving up a career out of his country singing, but even without DeGeneres' amazing gesture, he's already made great strides. According to a report from Time, streaming replays of "Lovesick Blues" shot up almost 2,500 percent after Ramsey's video went viral. It continues to climb the Spotify Global Viral 50 charts.
It's a wonderful comeback for Williams' version of "Lovesick Blues," which the beloved country singer performed to six encores in the Grand Ole Opry in 1949, Washington Post notes. The record reached number 1 on the charts quickly and then went on to make 11 million copies.
Now its Ramsey's turn to breathe new life to the song. For now, the stage of The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a great platform for the young yodeler, and he definitely made the most of it.