When 11-year-old Mason Ramsey performed an impromptu rendition of Hank Williams Sr.’s ‘Lovesick Blues’ in Walmart last month, he probably didn’t expect the overnight superstardom that he’s received; but since then the internet’s favourite yodeller has been taken on a rollercoaster of a journey. There’s been the thousands of new fans, countless EDM remixes and even finding the time to visit LA for the first time – to perform on Ellen (which we all know, is the sign of going truly viral).
But, there was just one thing missing from Mason’s new found stardom; something to help him cross the bridge from minor-viral hit to internet royalty: and that was Coachella. If he didn’t go, how could he post all about it on his Instagram to his millions of fans? How would he get a hashtag festival fashion, hashtag blessed selfie at one of the elite parties he, as viral triumph, would get invited to?
But we needn’t have worried – the yodeller obviously got an invite, and it looks like he had the best time ever.
Mason started of his journey by blessing his fellow plane passengers to a tune:
my friends on a plane to Coachella with the yodel kid pic.twitter.com/7a5Ahf5cdk
— pres (@presleynardella) April 13, 2018
And then when the new king of yodelling descended on Coachella, he managed to find some time to pose with his celeb fans like Bieber:
But obviously the highlight came in the form of his performance to thousands of screaming fans. American DJ Whethan, and Mason Ramsey look-a-like, decided that he needed a bit of star power for his set, so brought out our new icon to a crowd of thousands of screaming fans. And Mason totally smashed it:
after the yodel kid followed me i dmed him to try and get him to come out as whethans guest at coachella. and it happened. ur welcome everyone. i love u mason and i love the internet pic.twitter.com/VSjLjS9mU4
— eric curtin (@dubstep4dads) April 13, 2018
And it turns out this wasn’t the only performance offer Mason received, as stars clamoured to get the ultimate guest appearance of the weekend – TMZ claimed that sources close to Mason have confirmed he also had an offer from Post Malone to perform.
However, not content with turning up at Coachella, Mason then headed off to Nashville, to perform at the legendary Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry (a weekly gig that has hosted country legends like Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton).
God bless you Mason Ramsey. We’ll see you on the Pyramid Stage in 2019, yeah?