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Walmart 'Yodeling Boy' Mason Ramsey takes his viral fame to TV — watch

The internet-sensation "yodeling boy" from Walmart performed this week on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and talked about his country life.


Emily Treadgold


It's hard to remember something that united the nation as quickly as yodeling sensation Mason Ramsey. Seriously. He broke the internet with his stellar yodeling skills and quickly became a meme.

 

Now, the 11-year-old has taken his yodeling talents to The Ellen DeGeneres Show. For Ramsey, who is from Golconda, Illinois, this was his first trip on a plane and he wasn't used to LA life. 

 

"Yeah, but I'm a country boy," he told DeGeneres. "And out in the old country, all we do is bale straws of hay, and next thing you know you're sittin' under a tree takin' a nap with your hat down and a weed in your mouth."

Ramsey also talked about how yodeling was in his family's genes and how he dreams of perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The reason for his Walmart appearence is simple, it's the only performance space in their 700-person town.

 

The young singer performed a cover of "Lovesick Blues" in front of the audience and, of course, DeGeneres had some surprises for him. She revealed that she talked to her friends at the Grand Ole Opry and they want him to perform on Saturday and Walmart is giving him a scholarship for $15,000!

And out in the old country, all we do is bale straws of hay, and next thing you know you're sittin' under a tree takin' a nap with your hat down and a weed in your mouth.

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