Thursday 21 June 2018

Walmart is holding a concert starring the ‘yodelling Walmart kid’

A meme spawns a star.

(jetcityimage/Getty Images)
(jetcityimage/Getty Images)

By Taylor Heyman, Press Association

Supermarket giant Walmart is hosting a live gig for a country-singing child who went astronomically viral last week.

Mason Ramsay, 11, was recorded by a shopper in Harrisburg, Illinois singing the Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams. The  video has been liked and shared thousands of times, spreading across the globe.

The concert starring Mason will take place on April 11 in the town where the original recording was made. In a video to promote the concert Mason says “I can’t wait to see you there!”

If you can’t make it to Harrisburg in time for tomorrow, the concert will be live-streamed at 10pm UK time on Walmart’s social media pages.

News of the concert comes as Spotify announced streams of Lovesick Blues by Hank Williams have surged 2,452% globally on Spotify since the video went viral.

If you need a reminder of the viral star’s dulcet tones, here’s the video that originally wowed the internet.

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