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‘Walmart Yodeling Kid' Mason Ramsey is all grown up at 2024 ACM Awards

Mason Ramsey — better known as the "Walmart Yodeling Kid" after a 2018 video of him singing went viral in 2018 — hit the red carpet at the 2024 ACM Awards in Frisco, Texas looking very grown up.

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Give a yodelayheehoo for the Walmart Yodel Kid.

Mason Ramsey hit the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, on May 16—and he was looking incredibly grown up in a black sequined suit paired with a bright pink shirt and black silk ascot. (See more fashionable looks from the red carpet here.)

Mason Ramsey attends the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at Omni Frisco Hotel
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Mason Ramsey attends the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

The 17-year-old shared his excitement about the ACM Awards on his Instagram Stories earlier in the day. Sharing a look at his In-N-Out lunch, Mason said, "I'm really excited because today I have the ACM Awards."

He added, "I get to walk the red carpet and I'm looking forward to it."

Ramsey first gained fame in 2018 when a video him yodeling Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" in a Walmart went viral, ultimately leading a music career for the Illinois native.

Later that same year, he was cheered on by Justin Bieber when he joined DJ Whethan for a surprise performance at Coachella. In fact, Bieber—a former viral sensation himself—even posted about Ramsey on his Instagram prior to the performance and snapped a backstage pic with the budding star.

See the Winners of the 2024 ACM Awards

Ramsey shared the stage with chart-toppers again in 2020, when he joined Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus for an epic performance of their smash hit "Old Town Road" at the Grammy Awards alongside BTS, Diplo and Nas.

More recently, Ramsey shared he'd be taking part in the soundtrack for the upcoming film "Twisters," which also features ACM nominees Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll.

“The Voice” is getting some new judges next season and Reba McEntire is here for it! The NBC reality competition show announced Snoop Dogg and Michael Bublé will join Reba McEntire and Gwen Stefani as coaches next year and the country legend revealed if she has any advice for the newcomers. “I don’t think I could give them any advice that they wouldn’t already know. They’re going to have a blast. They’re going to love doing the show because it’s fun and you get to listen to so many talented people get up there and sing. We’ll have a fun time,” she told Access Hollywood. Reba also teased her upcoming gig hosting the ACM Awards. “The Voice” airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and the following on day on Peacock.
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