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    Mason Ramsey Talked To Us About Music, Collaborations, And Haters While Yodeling

    "If there was a zombie apocalypse, I would use my yodeling to kill every single one of them."

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    Taylor Miller / Charlotte Gomez

    Mason Ramsey was only 11 years old when he went mega-viral for yodeling/singing Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues" at a Walmart in Illinois. His performance was viewed by tens of millions of people, and even got him an interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

    Since going viral and becoming a universally recognizable internet meme, Ramsey has released a single, EP (Famous), and continued to gain countless fans.

    We sat down with the precocious yodeler to talk about "Famous," fame, haters, and much more. Here's what went down.

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    How did you get into yodeling?


    Mason: I don't know. I just did it. *yodels*

    How did you find out you were going to be performing at Coachella?


    Mason: No one told me this, so I was like, "Where's Coachella at?" It's like a big thing. I'm the first, youngest person in country music to sing at Coachella.

    When did you first realize you were famous?


    Mason: I just woke up one day, got the call from Ellen. She wanted me. I went there. That's how I got my booster seat.

    Which artist would you most like to collaborate with?


    Mason: I'll have to go with Blake Shelton on that one β€” because he's fun.

    If you could have any superpower, what would it be?


    Mason: Well, I got a great one. If there was a zombie apocalypse, I would use my yodeling to kill every single one of them.

    How do you feel about all of the remixes made from your video?


    Mason: DJ Suede is my best bro, so he helped me out a lot. I feel good. And thank you, DJ Suede.

    What's the weirdest thing a fan has said to you?


    Mason: One day, I was playing Minecraft and there was this person on Minecraft , and my cousin playing online. My cousin asked, "Are you a big fan of Mason Ramsey?" And she's like, "No, I'll pass." Haters are haters. People who like you β€” they help.

    Are you coming out with any new music soon, because "Famous" is a bop?


    Mason: My EP has very new songs. My single released β€” "Famous." "Yo Da Lady Who" β€” that song's on my EP, too. That one is a killer. It's a bop. It's a line dancing song.

    How did you get the idea to sing in Walmart?


    Mason: I just sing. I'm a singer who likes to sing, so if I find something that I do, it's to sing.

    If you weren't a singer, what would you be?


    Mason: I would be a basketball player, play at Duke, go to the Golden State Warriors, play with Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Draymond Green. By the way, Kevin Durant left OKC Thunder. I'm sorry, Thunder, for everything. I know I loved KD when he was on the Thunder. But now, it's time β€” I loved the Thunder because Billy Donovan. But now it's Steve Kerr.

    What's your favorite song currently played on the radio?


    Mason: I would say, "Famous," but for all the people who like "Famous," I'm sorry, I gotta let you down. I like "The Way I Say It" because that's the only way I see it.

    Be sure to check out Mason's new EP, Famous, which is currently available to purchase and stream!

    Taylor Miller

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