Mason Ramsey, the kid who got a shot at fame with his yodeling rendition of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” that went viral last month, has signed with Atlantic Records and Big Loud.
Critics are saying this was a meteoric month or so for Ramsey, he went from a “Internet sensation” to the big stage when he joined dance producer Whethan for a performance at Coachella. He’ll make another appearance today on the episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform his first single “Famous”, which you can view below.
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In a statement announcing the deal, the 11-year-old Ramsey says: “I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen. It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Atlantic Records VP of A&R Ian Cripps and Seth England, Big Loud partner, both gush over Ramsey’s raw “star” power. “He has the talent and emotional ability to really feel a song and sing from his soul,” enthuses Cripps. The Ramseys are “an amazing family from a small Southern Illinois town just like me,” adds England, whose company is active in publishing, artist development, management, production, promotion and other areas. “We understood them, and their goals and simply fell in love with their story and vision.” That vision has yet to be presented in full to the rest of us.