52nd Annual CMA Awards - Arrivals

Mason Ramsey arrives at the 2018 CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Mason Ramsey, the 12-year-old who became an internet sensation because of a video of him yodeling Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” will sing the national anthem before Saturday’s Husker Red-White Spring Game.

Ramsey will be in Lincoln for a Saturday night show at the Bourbon Theatre that is sold out.

Ramsey’s video last year got him signed to Atlantic Records, the youngest major label signee in more than two decades. He released the hit single “Famous” and an EP of the same title, which has now topped more than 100 million streams.

He’s played major music festivals including Coachella, Stagecoach and the CMA Fest, appeared on multiple television award and morning shows and became the youngest artist to have a Las Vegas residence when he supported Florida Georgia Line there.

Ramsey’s “How’s Your Girl & How’s Your Family Tour” runs through April.

Display to honor fallen veterans

Remembering Our Fallen, a national memorial that honors military members who have died while deployed since Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display at the Husker Nation Pavilion before and after Saturday's game.

Patriotic Productions, founded by Honor Flight organizers Bill and Evonne Williams, put together the display that was unveiled on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in September 2017. It consists of 31 Tribute Towers supporting double-sided and full-color banners including military and personal photos.

The display will be set up on the east end of the Pavilion from 10 a.m. until 90 minutes after the game. 

Gold Star Families will be honored at the game and help to unveil a large American flag before the national anthem.

Donations to help with flood relief

Husker student-athletes will collect cash donations inside all entrances of Memorial Stadium before Saturday's game. All funds collected will go toward Red Cross flood relief efforts in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Volunteers will only collect donations inside the gates and buckets will not be passed inside the stadium.

Before the game, a group of more than 250 individuals who provided assistance during the recent flooding will be honored on the field.

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L. Kent Wolgamott is an entertainment reporter and columnist.

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