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Mason Ramsey yodels his way from local Walmart to national stages

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HARRISBURG -- Viral sensation Mason Ramsey held a concert at his hometown Walmart one day after appearing on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’

Hundreds from around southern Illinois packed the Walmart parking lot to cheer on the rising star from Golconda. Mason expressed gratitude for everyone at the concert and all his supporters.

"It means a lot to me, I just love it, I just love all my fans," Mason said. 

It was a busy week for the 11-year-old as he performed in Los Angeles Tuesday then Harrisburg Wednesday. Mason told News 3 he enjoyed his time with Ellen.

"So she's funny," Mason said. "She asked me funny questions and I told her funny answers."

Mason plans to go to college, now with the help of a $15,000 scholarship from Walmart.

"More math because math is my favorite and I'm going to play college basketball," Mason said.

Mason is an inspiration to many, even inspiring the city of Harrisburg to declare April 11th "Mason Ramsey Day."

"I'm just so proud of what he's done and I hope he succeeds in life and I think he will and I'm just so excited for him," said Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek.

Everyone from children to grandparents cheered on Mason as he ended the Harrisburg concert performing Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues," the same song from his original viral video.

Mason will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Saturday and has this message for all his supporters:

"I love you all!"

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