Ramsey serves up "Twang"
Friday, June 14, 2019
– Mason Ramsey released a new single, "Twang," today.
Ramsey, 12, put out a video as well. Ramsey gained some success last year with his "Famous" EP that was traditional country with odes to Hank Williams Sr. in particular.
As the youngest major label country artist signed in the genre in nearly two decades, Ramsey made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry and also performed at Stagecoach, Coachella and IHeartCountry Festival.
Ramsey, an Illinois native, will hit the road later this year for the fall leg of his headlining "How's Ur Girl & How's Ur Family Pt. 2" Tour.
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