If you couldn’t get enough of Mason Ramsey, also known by his moniker Yodeling Walmart Kid, you’re in luck. The internet’s favorite viral sensation is back with a new song titled “Famous,” a delightful country tune about wanting to be famous for love.
“Famous” is the 11-year-old country sensation’s first release following his joint signing with Atlantic Records and Big Loud Records, Billboard reported Friday. In a statement, Ramsey said he “never thought something like this would happen” and called signing with the respective labels “a dream.” He added: “I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
In the chorus for the single, Ramsey croons: “If I’m gonna be famous for somethin’ / I wanna be famous for lovin’ you / If I’m gonna be known around the world / I wanna because of you, girl.” All of the fixtures of what makes Ramsey an internet sensation are all present in the video for the single: the blonde combover, toe-tapping with the beat, and his signature red bowtie and crisp white button up.
Ramsey took the nation by storm after a video of the tween singing in the hardware isle of his local Walmart in Illinois went viral earlier this month. His cover of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues,” for which he achieved his national fame, has since landed him performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Grand Ole Opry, and even Coachella.
Following his return Friday to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the next big performance booked for the 11-year-old yodeler will be tonight at California’s Stagecoach Festival, where he’ll join headliners Florida Georgia Line on stage, Rolling Stone reports.
It looks like Ramsey’s star is only just beginning to rise.