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Mason Ramsey Wows Crowd With Yodel-Free National Anthem Performance

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Mason Ramsey’s life has been a whirlwind of late. In a matter of weeks, the 11-year old known as Lil Hank Williams or Yodel Boy has gone from singing in his local Illinois WalMart to singing on stages of some of the country’s biggest music festivals.

Most recently Ramsey took the stage at CMA Music Festival in Nashville to perform the National Anthem, proving that his talent reaches far beyond the classic country tunes that he became famous for singing. Donning his signature jeans, large belt buckle, cowboy boots, and western shirt, Ramsey delivered a flawless cover of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a song that even some of the most accomplished vocalists struggle to perform.

Ramsey’s CMA Fest appearance came just weeks after his debut single “Famous” was released. And, just last week he released an official studio recording of “Lovesick Blues,” the song that made him a viral superstar.

Hear Mason Ramsey’s stunning National Anthem performance below. Then scroll down to see the video that made him a household name.