What we know about Mason Ramsey’s parents

Mason Ramsey became a worldwide sensation when a video of him yodeling Hank Williams’ Lovesick Blues went viral. Within a month, Ramsey appeared on Ellen and, a short while later, debuted at the Grand Ole Opry. Mason also performed at Coachella and signed recording deals with Atlantic Records and Big Loud. 

Ramsey released several hits and featured in a remix for Old Town Road before taking a break from music. Mason stated on Instagram that he has big plans for 2022, which might involve a return to music. At the moment, however, Ramsey’s racking up views on TikTok. 

Mason Ramsey was born on 16th November 2006 to Karen and John Ramsey. John was a hairstylist, and Karen a housewife. Ramsey has an unidentified sister who’s nine years older than him.

Ramsey’s grandparents, Ernest and Frances Ramsey, took him in when he was three weeks old following Karen and John’s split. His grandparents’ house in Golconda, Illinois, didn’t have an internet connection, but it had many classic records. 

Ernest’s huge karaoke barbecues offered Mason the platform to display his singing talents. “Literally before he was doing sentences and phrases, he was picking up on singing,” Dasha Broadway, Ramsey’s older cousin, says on Mason’s site

“Mason is a very old soul when it comes to music – and his temperament and personality.” Two weeks after he turned four, Ramsey performed at the Kentucky Opry. He sang everywhere he could, including nursing homes and supermarkets. 

“If someone was ever born to do this, it was Mason,” Broadway continues. “Whether it’s a nursing home show or a giant festival, he says, ‘It’s a whole different world that makes me feel really good.’”

Per Billboard, Mason seems to have reconciled with his parents. In 2019, the outlet reported that Mason and his parents relocated to Coopertown, Tennessee, in 2018. 

It’s common for artists looking to revitalize their careers to switch genres. It’s a bold move that can backfire or prove hugely beneficial. 

Ramsey has no desire to switch genres. He is a country boy through and through and intends to stay with the genre, mainly because of its connection to family. 

“It’s really important to me because a lot of my family is traditionally country,” Mason told Billboard. “I wouldn’t want to change from what I know. I want to do things my way.”

“His roots are part of his story; [country music] is his No. 1 priority,” Ian Cripps, senior VP A&R for Atlantic, told the publication.