6 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Of all the musical trends that could have been resurrected in 2018, yodeling was probably the least likely. But when 11-year-old Mason Ramsey went viral covering Hank Williams’ 1949 hit “Lovesick Blues” in an Illinois Walmart, a meme was born—and so was a star. Following his debut single, the charming “Famous,” comes this six-track EP, including a full studio rendition of the tune that garnered the Walmart Yodeling Kid his renown, alongside two other classics from Williams’ early-’50s catalog, “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” and “I Saw the Light.” The two originals—country stomper “The Way I See It” and honky-tonk anthem “Yo Da Lady Who”—prove that Ramsey can do more than merely imitate his idol.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Of all the musical trends that could have been resurrected in 2018, yodeling was probably the least likely. But when 11-year-old Mason Ramsey went viral covering Hank Williams’ 1949 hit “Lovesick Blues” in an Illinois Walmart, a meme was born—and so was a star. Following his debut single, the charming “Famous,” comes this six-track EP, including a full studio rendition of the tune that garnered the Walmart Yodeling Kid his renown, alongside two other classics from Williams’ early-’50s catalog, “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” and “I Saw the Light.” The two originals—country stomper “The Way I See It” and honky-tonk anthem “Yo Da Lady Who”—prove that Ramsey can do more than merely imitate his idol.

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