The yodeling boy from Illinois has traded the cold aisle of his local Walmart for the stage of Coachella 2018 where thousands watched him perform.
Dressed in his signature long-sleeved button-down shirt, red bowtie, and cowboy hat, Mason Ramsey made a surprise appearance at the Southern Californian desert on Friday, April 13.
Started From The Bottom
Ramsey, 11 years old, first rose to fame earlier this month when a video of his performance in Walmart went viral. As of this writing, the original video uploaded on YouTube has crossed 15 million views and has spawned several memes.
The video also received equally popular EDM and rap remixes.
Following his immediate rise to success, Ramsey found himself getting interviewed by local and national news agencies. He was also invited to appear on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where the host surprised him with an invitation to play at the Grand Ole Opry where his idol, Hank Williams, performed decades ago.
One of the highlights of his musical career so far is his appearance on Coachella 2018. On Thursday, April 12, rumors about his performance at one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year began to swirl on social media, reported Billboard.
On Friday afternoon, it really happened. The yodeling kid at Walmart made his debut at the event and he sang "Lovesick Blues," a 70-year-old track originally written and performed by Williams.
Ramsey was not officially billed to perform, but the audience was completely delighted to be treated to a country serenade. Even Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber, came out to listen to the performance.
April 13: Another fan taken video photo of Justin Bieber, Chaz Somers and Josh Mehl spotted at Indio, California today. #coachella Justin Bieber spotted at Coachella. His Instagram post came true lol 3 pic.twitter.com/SmUdOqT0iA — Bieber Tracker (@celebritracker) April 13, 2018
Walmart Yodeling kid performing at Coachella. Electricity. pic.twitter.com/DynSqC9Ekz — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 14, 2018
Coachella 2018 kicked off with another number of surprise guest appearances on Friday. Aside from Ramsey, Norwegian DJ and music producer Kygo provided a dose of star power by bringing out Jamie Foxx and Rita Ora during his set on the main stage on Friday night.
According to Desert Sun, singer/actor Foxx performed a rendition of Marvin Gaye classic "Sexual Healing." Meanwhile, Fifty Shades Freed star Ora replaced Selena Gomez in Kygo's live performance of "It Ain't Me."
Lamar headlined Coachella last year.