'Yodeling Kid' goes from Walmart to Ellen

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Walmart Yodeler, 11, Performs 'Lovesick Blues' Live On 'Ellen' & Gets Some Major Surprises

Forbes has announced that along with Ramsey's rise in popularity, the song from the viral video Lovesick Blues rose by 2452% on Spotify's Global Viral 50 chart.

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.

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The concert will start at 5 p.m. EST and will all be streamed via Walmart's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Ramsey was overcome with emotion by the incredible news. At the rate his career is moving, it may not be far off.

But The Ellen Degeneres Show holds a very special place in our hearts, so when 11-year-old Mason Ramsey made an appearance last night to chat with Ellen, we were tickled. In a day filled with surprises, Ellen announced that Mason would be given the chance to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly USA country concert that has been broadcast since 1925, NME reported.

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"I saw you singing at Walmart, do you always sing at Walmart?" DeGeneres warned him that such a lofty dream would take years to accomplish, but apparently not in the age of the internet. After his solo performance of "Lovesick Blues", where Mason sings/yodels and plays the guitar beautifully, Ellen returns to the stage to present him with a $15,000 scholarship for college and a gig at the Grand Ole Opry this coming Saturday!

The Golconda, Illinois, native paid a visit to Ellen Tuesday (April 10), performing his rendition of Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues" and talking with Ellen DeGeneres about his Walmart performances.

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