Mason Ramsey, who shot to fame after a video of Ramsey singing Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” recently went viral with more than 31 million views, has inked a deal with Atlantic Records and Big Loud. He releases his debut single, “Famous,” today.
After his rendition of the Williams classic went viral, he made an appearance on Ellen and made his Grand Ole Opry debut, as well as an appearance at Coachella. He is scheduled for a return visit to Ellen today, and will join Florida Georgia Line for an appearance at the Stagecoach festival tonight.
Mason Ramsey said, “I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen. It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording ‘Famous’ and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Ian Cripps, Atlantic Records Vice President of A&R said: “I loved the video that went viral, and after spending time with Mason, I knew he was a star. He has the talent and emotional ability to really feel a song and sing from his soul. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to work with him and his family to help develop his career. Coachella, Stagecoach … World, here he comes.”
Seth England, Big Loud Partner said, “The minute Mason and his family walked into Big Loud, I knew we had to work with him. He is a star, but most importantly he is a down to earth kid who loves country music. The Ramseys are an amazing family from a small Southern Illinois town just like me. We understood them, and their goals and simply fell in love with their story and vision. I want to give a special thank you to Julie Greenwald, Craig Kallman, Ian Cripps and Jeff Levin at Atlantic for also believing in Big Loud as their partner on this project. This would have never happened without you guys and we’re forever grateful. Most of all, I want to thank The Ramseys, Danny Kang and Dan Awad for trusting Big Loud and Atlantic to join them on this journey.”
“Famous” will soon be joined by a new companion video, currently in production. Produced by Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and Corey Crowder (Chris Young), the track was written by Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (Jason Aldean), Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban), and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft).
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