Walmart Threw a Huge Concert for the Yodeling Boy That Everyone Loves


Ramsey's ultimate dream is to sing at the Grand Ole Opry theater in Nashville.

Sporting a cowboy hat, large belt buckle and clutching a guitar (complete with a personalized strap with his name on it) Mason Ramsey appeared on The Ellen (DeGeneres) show Tuesday and performed the song that made him famous: Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues".

Additionally, the small-town kid who would someday like to go to college (and then Florida, and then move into a mobile home, we think?) was gifted with $15,000 in scholarship money. Social media turned the boy into a meme, and others even created some remixes of him singing.

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On Wednesday, Walmart rewarded him for his bravery, setting up a stage in the parking lot of that store, drawing a massive crowd to hear him perform in earnest.

"If the good Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll see you all again next time", he cried at the end of his performance, referencing an old Johnny Cash song. The event will be streamed on Walmart's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Now its Ramsey's turn to breathe new life to the song. The young star's Internet fame also earned the self-professed "country boy" a guest spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week. Damn generous of you, Walmart. While a Walmart store might not seem like the most promising stepping stone to get to a place like the Opry, Ramsey says there's not much else his 700-person town can offer for performance space: "That's the only store we've got".