In a day filled with surprises, Ellen announced that Mason would be given the chance to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, a weekly United States country concert that has been broadcast since 1925, NME reported.
Sporting a cowboy hat, large belt buckle and clutching a guitar (complete with a personalized strap with his name on it) Mason Ramsey appeared on The Ellen (DeGeneres) show Tuesday and performed the song that made him famous: Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues". On Wednesday, things came full circle when Walmart threw Ramsey a concert at the same store in Harrisburg, Illinois where his performance first went viral. Ramsey performed a few songs and showed off his dance skills as well.
"Well, because that's the only store we've got", Ramsey tells her good-naturedly.More news: Kate Middleton Pregnancy: St. Mary's Hospital Preparing For Duchess' Delivery
Now its Ramsey's turn to breathe new life to the song.
After he performed, DeGeneres told Ramsey that he was booked to sing at the historic venue on Saturday. Damn generous of you, Walmart. According to a report from Time, streaming replays of "Lovesick Blues" shot up nearly 2,500 percent after Ramsey's video went viral. DeGeneres warned him that such a lofty dream would take years to accomplish, but apparently not in the age of the internet.
During his interview, Mason said his dream was to perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.