Superstar headliners like Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Eminem had tens of thousands of festival-goers beginning to flock to Indio, California, for 2018’s Coachella Music Fest on Friday, April 13. But on opening day, all eyes were on the Sahara Tent where 11-year-old viral Internet sensation Mason Ramsey a.k.a. the Walmart Yodel Kid performed alongside DJ Whethan. And then the rest of our eyes were glued to social media as video of the Yodel Kid’s performance at Coachella 2018 began hitting the web.
What a difference a month makes! Within a matter of weeks, the youngster went from crooning the Hank Williams classic, “Lovesick Blues,” in a cowboy hat and boots, a large belt buckle, and a red bow tie for a handful of customers at a Southern Illinois Walmart to performing in front of more people than even live in his small hometown of Golconda, Illinois (population 700), at the widely popular annual event.
In fact, during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show April 10 he said that he’d never even been on an airplane or tasted sparkling water before he traveled to California to perform on the daytime hit. (His adorable verdict on the water, by the way: “Tastes kinda funny.”) Now that his viral Walmart yodeling video has racked up more than 20 million views and spawned countless memes. Watch his performance at Coachella in the video below.
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So it was hardly an understatement when DJ Whethan announced to his audience that his next guest needed “no introduction” before bringing out the boy, who was wearing his now-famous bow-tie and cowboy garb. The crowd went wild, of course, as waves of hands — and cell phone cameras — went into…
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