BIG LOUD RECORDS AND ATLANTIC RECORDS’
RISING STAR CELEBRATES WITH A DOWN-HOME SUPERBOIL IN NASHVILLE (7/19)
RETURNS TO THE LEGENDARY GRAND OLE OPRY TONIGHT (7/20); SET TO DEBUT “FAMOUS” FOR THE FIRST TIME ON NATIONAL TELEVISION ON ABC’S
GOOD MORNING AMERICA THURSDAY (7/26)
NASHVILLE, TENN. (July 20, 2018) – Big Loud Records and Atlantic Records’ rising star MASON RAMSEY has released today his debut FAMOUS EP across all digital platforms. Tipping his 10-gallon hat to his idol Hank Williams, Sr. plus introducing his fresh-faced Country flavor, the six-track handpicked collection was produced by studio ace Joey Moi.
Leading with his chart-rising original single, “Famous” – penned by Tyler Hubbard, Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban), and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft) – and closing with the Country giant’s gospel classic “I Saw the Light,” his generation-jumping track list not only shows the dynamic range of the 11 year old’s musicality, but also the full-fledged authenticity of his headline-worthy talent. The Tennessean gave an exclusive First Listen of the latter, plus fast-talking “Yo Da Lady Who” yesterday (7/19).
“I can’t believe my first EP is out,” Ramsey admits. “Some of these songs I’ve been singing before I could talk, so I can’t wait for you to hear them.”
Here’s a complete look at the official track list for Mason Ramsey’s FAMOUS EP:
1. “FAMOUS” (Tyler Hubbard, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder, Canaan Smith)
2. “LOVESICK BLUES” (Cliff Friend, Irving Mills)
3. “JAMBALAYA (ON THE BAYOU)” (Hank Williams)
4. “THE WAY I SEE IT” (Rodney Clawson, Josh Kear, Corey Crowder)
5. “YO DA LADY WHO” (Anthony Olympia, Bobby Pinson, Brent Rupard)
6. “I SAW THE LIGHT” (Hank Williams)
Bringing his down-home spice to Nashville, the Golconda, IL-bred native treated industry guests, family, and friends, to an epic SUPERBOIL complete with a full crawfish and barbecue feast yesterday (7/19). Hosted at the Clementine, a gorgeous renovated church originating in 1889, Ramsey stayed true to his roots with all the fixings to create a lively atmosphere. In addition to joining guests to try his hand at cornhole among other backyard games, he also took the stage set beneath a picturesque stained glass window to premiere tunes from his FAMOUS EP.
Returning to the Grand Ole Opry stage tonight, he’ll step into the hallowed circle after making his debut to a standing ovation in April. In celebration of his launch, he’ll also follow-up his performance with an in-store appearance at the Opry Store.
On the fast track to achieving another career milestone, Ramsey will make his first-ever national television introduction of “Famous” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday (7/26). With “Famous,” he rocketed to #1 on the iTunes Country Songs chart; became the #1 global streaming Country song on Spotify; and sold 300K+ U.S. copies. Upon release, he also launched into the Top 5 on Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and made his mark on Billboard’s all-genre The Hot 100.
The internet phenom first caught attention worldwide after his impromptu performance of “Lovesick Blues” (Hank Williams, Sr.) in an aisle at his local Walmart in Harrisburg, IL, went viral (54.7M+ views.) Just released today, the official music video spotlights Ramsey’s signature yodel in his impassioned rendition of the classic, which was filmed inside Nashville’s iconic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Watch here.
Stacking high-profile festival slots [CMA Fest, iHeartCountry Festival, Stagecoach, and Coachella] plus red carpet appearances [Radio Disney Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards], he’s slated as one of Florida Georgia Line’s guests at their FGL Fest during the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 25th annual NASCAR weekend on September 8. Then this winter, he’ll team-up with the MULTI-PLATINUM global entertainers again as direct support for their five-nights-only residency, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, inside Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 1, 5, 7, 8, and 11.