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'Walmart Boy' Mason Ramsey Has Yodeled His Way to 'Ellen'

'Walmart Boy' Mason Ramsey Has Yodeled His Way to '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.

Walmart has also given him a $15,000 scholarship. The event will be streamed on Walmart's Twitter and Facebook accounts. There even are dance-mix remixes of his performance.

The 10-year-old yodeling boy is having two live concerts. At the rate his career is moving, it may not be far off.

"Yeah, I'm a country boy", Ramsey told DeGeneres. Damn generous of you, Walmart.

"Well, because that's the only store we've got", he said, drawing a gale of laughter from the crowd. In a day filled with surprises, Ellen announced that Mason would be given the chance to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly United States country concert that has been broadcast since 1925, NME reported.

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After he performed, DeGeneres told Ramsey that he was booked to sing at the historic venue on Saturday.

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.

In addition to all of that, Ramsey is injecting new life into the classic country music he loves.

Released in 1949, "Lovesick Blues" became William's first song to top Billboard's country singles chart, and remains one of Williams' biggest hit songs to date, though there's no doubt Ramsey has helped popularise it in this current moment.

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