Mason Ramsey

Mason Ramsey was born in Golconda, Illinois, U.S., on November 16, 2006. Ramsey is a singer and social media sensation. He rose to prominence after going viral on social media as ‘The Walmart Yodeling Boy.’ He lived with his grandparents since he was three weeks old. Ramsey grew up listening to country music and sang for Josh Turner when he was four. He opened for Gene Watson when he was five and began taking guitar lessons at six. We will assist you in commemorating this rising star’s special day right here.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Mason Ramsey


Yodel Boy

Birth date:

November 16, 2006



Zodiac Sign:



5' 7"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$1 million

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Mason Ramsey was born in Illinois on November 16, 2006, to John Ramsey, a hairstylist, and Karen Ramsey, a homemaker. He moved to Golconda, Illinois, with his paternal grandparents, Ernest M. Ramsey and Frances Ramsey, when he was three weeks old. Ramsey has a younger sister.

According to his grandfather, Ramsey began singing before he could talk. He spent hours in the basement with his grandfather listening to the country singer Hank Williams that became his favorite singer. The first song Ramsey attempted to sing was Williams’ famous song ‘Long Gone Lonesome Blues.’ He opened for Josh Turner at the Carson Center when he was four years old and for Gene Watson at five. Ramsey began playing the guitar when he was six and performed on a Christmas T.V. show with Kenny Rogers when he was seven.

Before the release of his famous video, Ramsey was a rising young singer with an impressive resume. He won the 27th Annual Kentucky Opry Talent Search in January 2015 after performing Williams’ ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart.’ He then rose to internet fame after a video of him singing was posted online in January 2017. In that video, he was sitting in a Walmart shopping cart and singing ‘Hey Good Lookin’ by Hank Williams. Beaver 100.3 F.M. in Clarksville discovered Ramsey and asked him to sing the song for them. He did, and he also sang it in their studio, where he played his guitar. On March 24, 2018, Ramsey was recorded singing ‘Lovesick Blues’ in front of mattresses at a Walmart in Harrisburg, Illinois. The video was later uploaded to ‘ViralHog’s’ YouTube channel and eventually made its way to Twitter, receiving millions of views in a matter of days. Twitter users adored the 11-year-old music prodigy, who looked dapper in a bow tie and cowboy boots.

Career timeline

The Talent Show Win

Ramsey wins the 27th Annual Kentucky Opry Talent Search after performing 'Your Cheatin' Heart' by Williams.

The First Popular Video

Ramsey becomes famous on the internet after a video of him singing 'Hey Good Lookin' by Williams is uploaded to YouTube.

Ramsey Goes Viral on Social Media

He is recorded singing 'Lovesick Blues' in a Walmart, and the video gets uploaded to YouTube, where it quickly garners millions of views.

The Voice Over Gig

Ramsey voices Oliver in the animated film "The Angry Birds Movie 2."

The Grammy Awards Performance

Ramsey performs the hit song 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards.

The Featured Vocalist at “Sing 2”

Ramsey appears as a featured vocalist in the animated film "Sing 2."

Why We Love Mason Ramsey

  1. He is very passionate about music

    Ramsey's heart belongs to music; he enjoys listening to and making music by singing and writing new songs. He is also devoted to improving his performances and songs while preserving country music’s legacy.

  2. He has a special bond with his grandfather

    Ramsey and his grandfather have a special relationship that dates back to when he was a little child. It was also through his grandfather that Ramsey learned about his favorite performer and his passion for music.

  3. He loves his fans

    Ramsey has gained a massive fan base and popularity since going viral. He has captured the attention and love of millions of fans worldwide, which made him very happy and grateful.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He is a fan of Justin Bieber

    Ramsey is a huge Bieber fan, and he was overjoyed when he got to meet him.

  2. He got awarded a scholarship

    Ramsey received a $15,000 college scholarship from Walmart.

  3. He likes Millie Bobby Brown

    Ramsey revealed on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he has a crush on Brown, and fortunately for him, Brown did not shut him down; she posted a video of herself dancing to his songs on Instagram.

  4. He has a prominent record label contract

    Atlantic Records and Big Loud Records signed Ramsey immediately after he went viral.

  5. He got nominated for a Shorty Award

    Ramsey got nominated for the Shorty Awards 2019 in the ‘Best of Social Media’ category for his viral ‘Lovesick Blues’ performance at the local Walmart.

Mason Ramsey FAQs

Why does Mason Ramsey live with his grandparents?

Ramsey’s grandparents raised him after his parents divorced.

Is Mason Ramsey related to Gordon Ramsay?

They both have a similar last name but are not related.

Does Mason Ramsey work at Subway?

Yes, he now works at Subway.

Mason Ramsey’s birthday dates

2024November 16Saturday
2025November 16Sunday
2026November 16Monday
2027November 16Tuesday
2028November 16Thursday

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