Wednesday, 16 May 2018

11-Year-Old internet sensation Mason Ramsey tops iTunes Country Songs Chart with debut single


Found out more about the 11-year-old internet sensation Mason Ramsey who offers a personal glimpse into his whirlwind past month with the video for his breakout single “Famous” today.

Penned by hitmakers Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder, Sarah and Canaan Smith plus produced by studio aces Joey Moi (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen) and Crowder, “Famous” debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart and has sold an impressive 100K+ copies.
Famous” (Atlantic/Big Loud) was the Top-charting #1 global streaming Country song on Spotify, he also launched into Billboard’s all-genre The Hot 100 and snagged Hot Shot Debut stripes with a No.4 bow on Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of May 12, 2018). In its second week it was in the top 20 moving 4-15 (Chart dated May 19, 2018)

Additionally, the song launched at No.2 on Country Digital Song Sales (19,000; Chart May 12, 2018) while drawing 10.8 million U.S. streams. In its second frame (chart May 19, 2018) it has fallen 4-14 (7,000 sales; 2-week total 26,000)

Ramsey follows such young performers on Hot Country Songs as Tanya Tucker, who was 13 when “Delta Dawn” reached No. 6 in 1972; Marie Osmond (14 when “Paper Roses” hit No. 1 in 1973); LeAnn Rimes (13 when “Blue” climbed to No. 10 in 1996); Billy Gilman (12 when “One Voice” hit No. 20 in 2000); and Lennon & Maisy, who reached No. 32 with their cover of The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” in 2013, when the members of the sister duo were 13 and 9, respectively.

UK Country iTunes Chart April 30, 2018 08:00
1. Mason Ramsey - Famous (#63 overall UK Singles chart; it is currently #12 on UK iTunes Country Singles)

#1 Streaming Country Song Globally; 4 million views on YouTube Lyric Video in 3 days (published on April 26, 2018; it has now received 13.5 million views).

Six weeks ago, Mason Ramsey was an anonymous 11-year-old, singing his heart out in an Illinois Walmart. On Friday April 27, he announced he signed deal with Atlantic Records and Nashville-based Big Loud, and released his debut single, "Famous".

“I’d been to Nashville a few times before, but never thought something like this would happen," Ramsey said in a press release. "It’s a dream to sign with Atlantic and Big Loud. I loved recording Famous and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Atlantic Records and Big Loud announced the joint signing of 11-year-old singing sensation Mason Ramsey and the release of his eagerly anticipated debut single. “Famous” available on all DSPs and streaming services HERE.

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 Ramsey’s 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 Ramsey’s, Danny Kang and Dan Awad for trusting Big Loud and Atlantic to join them on this journey.”
Published on May 10, 2018 this video documents Mason's journey recording his first single 'Famous'.

Known around the world for his incredible yodeling performance at a Kentucky Walmart near his Harrisburg, IL home (currently boasting over 44 million views here:

Ramsey celebrated “Famous” with a return appearance on the nationally syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show (Published April 27, 2018 >> performs another Hank Williams classic, "Hey Good Lookin'").

What’s more, the gifted young singer was set to join multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line for a special featured appearance to perform “Famous” during a headline set at Stagecoach in Indio, CA. Ramsey’s appearances today follow recent show-stopping appearances at Coachella (alongside Whethan) and Nashville’s world famous Grand Ole Opry, not to mention his unforgettable rendition of Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Published on April 10, 2018 the video has received 20.5 Million views:

“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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Discovered performing in an aisle at his local Walmart, Golconda, IL bred 11-year-old Mason Ramsey has captured the world’s attention. The Atlantic Records and Big Loud Records artist’s breakout single, “Famous,” is currently climbing Country charts. Dubbed “Lil Hank Williams,” he continues to pay tribute to Country legends with his unique yodeling and classic sonics mixed with a modern touch. In addition to making his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry, Ramsey has also performed at several high-profile festivals including Coachella, Stagecoach, and the iHeart Country Music Festival.

About Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2018. Founded in New York City, the label literally grew from a one-room operation into one of the world’s preeminent music companies. Atlantic has released a string of recordings that have had a profound impact on the course of modern music, its rich history including such musical icons as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, and Led Zeppelin. The Atlantic Records Group roster today includes many of the world’s most popular recording artists, among them Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Death Cab for Cutie, Cardi B, Lil Uzi Vert, Flo Rida, Kevin Gates, David Guetta, Matchbox Twenty, Melanie Martinez, Janelle Monáe, Jason Mraz, Panic! At the Disco, Paramore, Christina Perri, Charlie Puth, Coldplay, Skrillex, Trey Songz, Twenty One Pilots, Rob Thomas, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.

About Big Loud
Big Loud is an independent music business hybrid that hosts song publishing, artist development, management, production, promotion, and capital investment under one roof in Nashville. Founded by award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, producer Joey Moi, veteran artist manager Kevin “Chief” Zaruk, and VP Seth England, its holistic approach to the industry has fostered more than 45 #1 hits, while also launching history-making global entertainers Florida Georgia Line and breakout talent Chris Lane. As one of the most successful duos in country music history, FGL holds the genre’s only RIAA diamond-certified single with their 10x platinum certified debut, “Cruise.” Big Loud’s publishing arm boasts a roster of celebrated tunesmiths including Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Sarah Buxton, and The Warren Brothers. Likewise, the management division guides the careers of FGL, Lane, Dallas Smith, and Mat Kearney, among others. In addition, the record label releases fresh music from red-hot artists such as Jake Owen, Lane (who scored the first #1 for Big Loud with the label’s first-ever release “Fix”], Morgan Wallen, and Jillian Jacqueline. Last year, Big Loud’s capital sector ventured online to support their continued mission in championing innovation in the field of music technology. For more, please visit

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