Mason Ramsey’s ‘Famous’ Video Shows Glimpse Into a Day in the Life of a Viral Country Star [WATCH]
Eleven-year-old Mason Ramsey, aka "Walmart Boy," has released a music video to accompany his first single, "Famous," offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a typical day in Ramsey's life as a viral country music sensation.
His grandparents, who appear at the beginning of the video, explain that they have been raising Ramsey since he was just three weeks old. They go on to say that Ramsey got his start in music listening to the record collection in his grandfather's garage, and from the beginning, he was particular interested in Hank Williams. No surprise there: Ramsey quickly earned the nickname "Little Hank" in his Illinois hometown for his performances of Williams covers such as "Lovesick Blues."
After his yodeling performance of that song in the aisles of a Harrisburg, Ill. Walmart went viral earlier in 2018, Ramsey signed with Atlantic Records and Big Loud Records to release "Famous," which was written by Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard as well as Corey Crowder, Sarah Buxton and Canaan Smith.
The video for the song documents some of the highlights of Ramsey's time in the spotlight to date. We see him signing his record deal, talking to Hubbard over FaceTime, performing onstage and walking through the halls of Nashville's Soundcheck, towards the rehearsal space where he's created by an array of family and friends, including his grandparents.
Alongside all these new experiences, the video includes home footage and flashbacks to life in small-town Illinois, including -- naturally -- the early Walmart performances that brought him fame.
Over the course of his month-long career, Ramsey has appeared on Ellen, the Bobby Bones Show and other media platforms along with him giving performances at festivals such as Coachella and Stagecoach, as well as making his Grand Ole Opry debut.
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