Mason Ramsey recently appeared on a new remix of Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road,” and now the former Walmart yodeler has released Twang, his second collection of songs. The release follows his Famous EP from last year, and includes his recent single “Twang.”
The EP also includes Ramsey’s first-ever songwriting credit, which appears on a song called “Puddle of Love.” “‘Cause I’m stuck, stuck, stuck, stuck in a puddle of love / Everything that girl does sinks me deeper in the mud,” he sings in the predictably-sugary hook.
It’s been a whirlwind year for the young musician, who was performing Hank Williams’ covers in rural Illinois just last year. After a video of toe-tapping outlaw went viral on Twitter and YouTube, Ramsey stopped by Ellen, performed at Coachella, signed to Atlantic’s Nashville-based country imprint Big Loud Records, who released his debut single “Famous” last April.
While Ramsey’s viral origins may have irked some country purists, the 12-year-old musician seems just as eager to branch out beyond the country mainstream, as evident in his recent appearance in the meme-filled video for his remix of “Old Town Road.” In the video, an animated Ramsey appears alongside Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Young Thug, and inexplicably YouTube music critic Anthony Fantano, who’s animated doppelgänger is employed at Area 51.
Check out his new EP below.