Ramsey announces debut EP
Monday, July 9, 2018
– Mason Ramsey, who was discovered in a local WalMart singing Hank Williams Sr.'s "Lovesick Blues," will release his debut EP, "Famous," on July 20 via Big Loud and Atlantic Records, it was announced today.
The six-track set also covers Williams' "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)" and "I Saw The Light," plus new originals like "The Way I See It" and the lead single, "Famous." Penned by Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Corey Crowder (Chris Young, A Thousand Horses), Sarah Buxton (Chris Lane, Keith Urban), and Canaan Smith (Florida Georgia Line, Love & Theft), "Famous" has sold more than 300,000 copies in the U.S>
The track list is:
1. Famous (Tyler Hubbard, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder, Canaan Smith)
2. Lovesick Blues (Cliff Friend, Irving Mills)
3. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (Hank Williams)
4. The Way I See It (Rodney Clawson, Josh Kear, Corey Crowder)
5. Yo Da Lady Who (Anthony Olympia, Bobby Pinson, Brent Rupard)
6. I Saw the Light (Hank Williams)
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