’Yodel Boy’ Mason Ramsey Went Viral In Walmart In 2018 & “Before I Knew It” He Was Working At Subway in 2022

At just 15-years-old, Mason Ramsey (a.k.a. Lil Hank Williams) is already making a comeback. In 2018, fans discovered Ramsey through a viral video of the 11-year-old yodeling “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams at a Walmart in Harrisburg, Illinois. His career…

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Posted on January 29, 2022

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Mason Ramsey; Photo Courtesy of TikTok

At just 15-years-old, Mason Ramsey (a.k.a. Lil Hank Williams) is already making a comeback. In 2018, fans discovered Ramsey through a viral video of the 11-year-old yodeling “Lovesick Blues” by Hank Williams at a Walmart in Harrisburg, Illinois.

His career quickly exploded, and he appeared on national television shows, made his Grand Ole Opry debut, and was even signed to a major record label, His first single, “Famous,” was released in 2018. Since then, he has released two EPs, most recently Twang, in 2019.

Ramsey emerged from a social media break last week, sharing on Instagram: “Sorry I’ve been so quiet on social media lately. I’ve been living my life and took a step back from everything for a bit. I’m 15 now and a lot has changed since that day in Walmart. Hang tight because I’ve got big plans for 2022.”

Once again, Ramsey is going viral, but this time, it’s on TikTok, where he’s sharing behind-the-scenes videos of his new gig: working at his hometown Subway.

In reply to people asking “What happened to the yodel kid?,” Mason posted a video from his job at Subway, saying “I’ve been holding all the doors, holding your hand, getting off of work as fast as I can.” From two-stepping behind the counter to making subs, Ramsey shares his new hustle with his song “Before I Knew It” from his 2019 EP Twang playing in the background.

@masonramsey

I’ve been livin’ my best life..how have y’all been?!

♬ Before I Knew It – Mason Ramsey

One fan was quick to observe, “went from Mason Ramsey to Gordon Ramsay,” referencing the celebrity chef. Mason replied with a video showing him preparing subs, saying, “I make the tastiest subs in town. Try me Gordon Ramsay.”

@masonramsey

Reply to @uhhjanie I make the tastiest subs in town. Try me @Gordon Ramsay 🤠

♬ Before I Knew It – Mason Ramsey

He has since shared several videos from his new position at Subway, including clips of him dancing, making sub sandwiches and pizza as well as cleaning up the restaurant area. He says he is “going for employee of the month.”

 

@masonramsey

Going for employee of the month🤞

♬ Before I Knew It – Mason Ramsey

While there’s no word yet on if Ramsey will be releasing new music any time soon, it appears that he’ll be serving up some fun and food in the meantime.

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Nicole Palsa is a freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 2012, she has written about the newcomers, superstars, and legends of country music for publications including Music Mayhem, Country Now, and Country Music Tattle Tale. Nicole has served as a volunteer guide with Musicians On Call since 2016 and is a Troubadour member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and her Bachelor of Arts degree in French. In addition to being a devoted country music fan, Nicole is a family historian and genealogist who can often be found in stacks of research. She is also an avid traveler with a passion for wildlife and nature photography.

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