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Lizzie Sider – Summer Love Song | Starry Constellation Magazine

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Lizzie Sider – Summer Love Song | Starry Constellation Magazine

Interview by Jamie Sternberg / Starry Mag 

August 6, 2017

Q) You’ve accomplished a lot for being just nineteen years old! How does that feel?

A) Thank you! It feels awesome! My “teen years” have definitely been different than a lot of my friends’, but I am thankful to have had some really cool experiences this early on in life.

Q) You’re so passionate about something that’s also very close to my heart; anti-bullying. It’s inspiring for someone so young to be so active in such an important cause. Can you speak a little about this?

A) It’s such an important topic and I am glad it’s a prominent talking point in the mainstream media. While I am heartbroken at much of what I read, I think it’s imperative that we ….. [READ MORE]

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COOL GIRL: LIZZIE SIDER, 17, POP-COUNTRY STAR AND ACTIVIST

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COOL GIRL: LIZZIE SIDER, 17, POP-COUNTRY STAR AND ACTIVIST

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February 18, 2016

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Emerging pop-country star Lizzie Sider, 17, isn’t your average singer — she’s also a huge anti-bullying advocate. Although she had friends and lots of interests in elementary school, there was a group of kids who bullied her daily. “I didn’t understand why I was the target; I was a normal kid who was always kind to everyone,” she says. “Although my principal and teachers tried to talk to my class about respect, kindness, and anti-bullying, it just didn’t click with the students who were bullying me.”

One morning, Lizzie’s dad told her to remember that “nobody has the power to ruin your day.” She realized she couldn’t let the bullies get to her. We sat down to talk to Lizzie about her music, her life and her inspiring anti-bullying campaign, Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day, which has reached over 150,000 students and counting.

I Heart Daily: What made you want to speak out about bullying?
Lizzie Sider: When you experience something like bullying, it is always a part of you, even if over time the pain fades. The pain faded for me. Now, I can create something good out of it.

IHD: Which songs of yours are the most meaningful to you in relation to bullying?
LS: The theme song of all of my bully prevention efforts is “Butterfly.” My own story was the inspiration, but the song speaks to anyone who is feeling smaller, weaker, trapped in a shell, or is experiencing any hardship. Our confidence and strength lies within ourselves. When we discover and embrace that, the sky is the limit.

IHD: What do you hope that your anti-bullying campaign does for students?
LS: Not only does it relate my personal story to so many others, but it also tells bullies, victims, and bystanders what “To do” instead of what “Not to do.” I also incorporate positivity, encouragement, and music, which in my opinion, go hand-in-hand with bully prevention. I hope that my assemblies and the video package change perspectives, start conversations among students, teachers, and parents alike, and provide resources and good examples for individuals who are somehow involved in the bullying cycle to overcome it.

IHD: What kinds of reactions do you get when you visit schools?
LS: A live assembly is so much fun. It’s filled with emotional and physical ups and downs. The students share their stories! I’ve even had some stand up and share how they were once a bully, but not anymore. It takes a lot of courage to do that in front of hundreds of your peers.

IHD: We always ask: What are you hearting now?
LS: Adult coloring books, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Jackson Hole WY, Dan + Shay, Michael Bublé, large sweaters, anything “tribal” print, Emma Watson, Julie Andrews, and author/poet Victoria Erickson.

Thanks, Lizzie! Visit NobodyHasThePowerToRuinYourDay.org to ask for Lizzie’s free bully prevention materials.

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Lizzie Sider Continues Anti-Bullying Message With “No One Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” Florida School Tour (Music Charts Magazine)

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Music Charts Magazine® proudly presents an audio interview with “Lizzie Sider”. LIZZIE SIDER CONTINUES ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE WITH “NO ONE HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” FLORIDA SCHOOL TOUR

Published February 21, 2014
Lizzie Sider interviews with Music Charts Magazine's Big Al WeekleyMusic Charts Magazine® proudly presents an interview with “Lizzie Sider”.
Florida native lends her voice and message to students across state during school assemblies.
Boca Raton, FL (January 27, 2014) — LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging Country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, by conducting her Bully Prevention Assembly at over 100 schools during January, February and March of 2014, throughout the entire State of Florida. The tour continues after a successful weekend in Nashville, where Sider performed the national anthem at the Nashville Predators game before taking the stage at the historic Bluebird Café. “Bullying doesn’t just happen in October during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, it happens all year,” says Lizzie Sider. “As someone who understands what it is like to be bullied, I am on a mission to…
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Young Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist Lizzie Sider Promotes Anti-Bullying Through Music (Guitar Girl Magazine)

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Young Singer-Songwriter/Guitarist Lizzie Sider Promotes Anti-Bullying Through Music

LIZZIE SIDER CONTINUES ANTI-BULLYING MESSAGE WITH
“NO ONE HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY” FLORIDA SCHOOL TOUR

Florida native lends her voice and message to students across state during school assemblies

LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging Country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, by conducting her Bully Prevention Assembly at over 100 schools during January, February and March of 2014, throughout the entire State of Florida.  The tour continues after a successful weekend in Nashville, where Sider performed the national anthem at the Nashville Predators game before taking the stage at the historic Bluebird Café.

“Bullying doesn’t just happen in October during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, it happens all year,” says Lizzie Sider.  “As someone who understands what it is like to be bullied, I am on a mission to help anyone who doesn’t think anyone will listen.”

During the 30 to 40-minute assembly, Sider will encourage kids to help prevent bullying as she recounts her own personal journey as a young student being teased and ridiculed in elementary school, what it felt like, and how she tried to deal with it.  In addition, Lizzie discusses the importance of everyone standing up to stop bullying.  She will also perform her original song “Butterfly,” which Sider co-wrote about her experience and how she overcame the teasing.  Her goal is to help kids as a positive role model, having risen above her own ridicule, to pursue a career in music.

As a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which was launched by PACER in 2006, Sider has already visited over 80 schools in California before starting her school tour in Florida.

Sider appeared on The Queen Latifah Show, has been interviewed by Access HollywoodBillboard, Hallmark’s Home & Family show, TIME for Kids, Nashville’s Crook & Chase, and was named by the Country Music Association as an “Artist to Watch in 2013.”  Lizzie, who splits her time between Boca Raton, FL and Nashville, TN, recently participated in her first CMA Music Fest week with her own booth and with a live performance at the famed country music venue, the Wildhorse Saloon.  Both “Butterfly” and her follow-up single, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on MusicRow.  The video for “I Love You That Much” was directed by award-winning Steven Goldmann, whose past credits include Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and Shania Twain.  Sider is currently working on her first full-length studio album for release in 2014.

For complete Assembly Tour details, please visit www.LizzieSider.com.

Keep up with Lizzie Sider via her social sites:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/lizziesidermusic
Twitter – https://twitter.com/LizzieSider
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/lizziesider

To learn more about PACER, please visit http://www.pacer.org/bullying/.

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Lizzie Sider is Spreading the Anti-Bullying Message on Her Florida Tour (FANLALA)

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Lizzie Sider is Spreading the Anti-Bullying Message on Her Florida Tour

Jan 24, 2014 – 10:10am

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Young fans of country music are always looking for a brand new sound, and Lizzie Sider is bringing them just that with an added bonus!

The young country star is not only known for adding a fresh voice to the country scene, but her message is one that rings true no matter what kind of music you listen to. Lizzie knows what it’s like to be bullied, so she knows firsthand how real it can be in this day and age. While she was a big supporter of National Anti-Bullying Month, Lizzie said “Bullying doesn’t just happen in October during Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, it happens all year.”

That’s why Lizzie is extending her tour to Florida schools. Through March of 2014, Lizzie’s Bully Prevention Assembly will head to over 100 schools in Florida. During the assembly, Lizzie will discuss with kids how important it is to stand up to bullying, even if it’s by informing a nearby adult. Students will also be treated to a performance of her original song “Butterfly.”

We think this is a perfect way to spread the word of bullying. Who better to speak to kids and teens than one of their peers? Make sure you check out our interview with Lizzie Sider [above]!

 

 

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Lizzie Sider – Butterfly (Starry Constellation Magazine)

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Q) How would you describe your sound?

A) I would describe my sound as country with a little bit of pop in there. My music is wholesome and a lot of fun! I have a range of different kinds of songs.

Q) Who are some of your musical influences?

A) Ever since I was little, I’ve been listening along with my parents to artists like Frank Sinatra, Patsy Kline, Loretta Lynn and even further down the line The Monkeys or Foreigner. Some of my current inspirations are Kelly Clarkson, Eva Cassidy, Hillary Duff, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. Not only do I look up to an artist based on their voice or their performance, but also the kind of person that they are.

Q) You are currently on a tour of schools with an anti-bullying message. How did you get involved with this message?

A) When I was in elementary school, I got teased by the other kids in my grade and it was a very hard time to get through. I would come home every night crying. They would call me names and exclude me. One day before I came home from school, my dad told me, “Nobody has the power to ruin your day.” That became the theme of this anti-bullying tour. This is my first year being home schooled and I thought with the extra time I had what better way to spend it than going into schools and talking to kids about something so important to me. It’s also a topic that is so important now and always. I wanted to talk to them about not only anti-bullying, but self esteem and positivity and sing a few songs. I wanted to have it be interactive and put some songs in there rather than just being listening to a speech about being nice to each other. I threw in some question and answers and the kids just love it! In October and November I did an over eighty school tour throughout California and it was so successful and fun that now I’m doing an over one hundred school tour through the state of Florida. It’s just so much fun! I love getting out there and hugging the kids. We all sing together and clap our hands. It’s a lot of fun and we all learn a lot.

Q) Your song “Butterfly” has really connected with fans. What do you think it is about the song that really resonates with listeners?

A) I wrote “Butterfly” with country singer Jamie O’Neal and we wrote it about my experiences in elementary school. The truth is, what I think makes “Butterfly” so relatable is it is a really fun song and we’re all butterflies, all we need to do is spread our wings and fly. I love when people come up to me and say, “You inspired me” or “Butterfly inspired me!” Someone even got a tattoo of a butterfly after hearing my song! So, the impact that “Butterfly” has had has been absolutely amazing.

Q) What can fans do to help promote your music?

A) For fans who like and support my music, keep enjoying it! That’s really all I want! Just listen and keep enjoying it. One of the things about my music (and it is the same for other artists as well) is I write my songs based off of personal experiences. What I am going through, other people are going through, too. I wrote a song called “I Saw Him First” about when my best friend and I liked the same guy. Of course, it was a very tricky situation, but we laugh about it now! There is also a song about summer love. I just want people to listen to my music and hopefully it can make them smile or brighten their day.

Q) What can fans expect from a live Lizzie Sider concert?

A) A live Lizzie Sider concert is a lot of fun! There is some singing, there is some dancing and some interaction. Even when I’m not doing an assembly, I try to include some talking with the audience and definitely some interaction. I love to connect with the audience!

Q) You are a part of social networking sites like Twitter. Why is that such an important way for you to connect with fans?

A) I like social networking sites because I can keep in touch with my fans. If one of my fans writes me saying even just, “Hi!” I make sure to write them back. I like that I get messages and tweets that I can connect with people from all over the world. It is just so cool to meet all of those people and hear that like my music is really cool.

Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your music?

A) To all the fans and supporters of my work and my music, I just want to thank them for all of their support. They make all that I do all the worth while and it’s just so much fun. I’m doing what I love and to know that others like what I am doing means a lot.

 

Watch the lyric video for “Butterfly” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB317ER_PeE

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Lizzie Sider – “I Love You That Much” (Music City Encore)

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Fifteen-year old emerging country artist Lizzie Sider is currently pushing her latest tune, a self-penned song called “Butterfly.”  It is an ode aided by an anti-bullying campaign, and the young starlet has fully embraced her opportunity to speak out about one of the more troubling issues in adolescence.

She is reaching over 80 schools in bullying prevention assembles at elementary and middle schools throughout California.  She joins a group of young artists across multiple genres that are extremely active in anti-bullying acts and ventures.

Lizzie is one of the more promising young faces on the country music scene, and her single from earlier this year, “I Love You That Much,” certainly made a buzz throughout Music City and beyond.

Check out the official music video for “I Love You That Much” by Lizzie Sider HERE http://goo.gl/47fjvZ

 

For the latest news and updates on Lizzie, please visit her official website.

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Lizzie Sider – MCE Interview (Music City Encore)

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Lizzie Sider – MCE Interview

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Finding success in the country music business is never easy.  Just ask the thousands of singer-songwriters who pick up and move to Nashville with hopes and dreams of becoming a national recording artist, performing in front of droves of fans every night.  The overwhelming majority of these aspiring artists never make the “big time,” but they simply continue doing what they do for years because they simply love the music.

Lizzie Sider,  a teenaged starlet from South Florida, has the talent and maturity well beyond her years.  And after only a couple years after first making the trip to Music City, this multi-talented singer-songwriter is already making waves in country music’s home, performing in the town’s most famous and renowned venues.

We at Music City Encore recently had the chance to speak with Lizzie about her new single, her upcoming full length album, as well as how she balances her time between music and being a teenager.

Music City Encore: I want to hear about your single, “I Love You That Much.” Tell me about the song.

Lizzie Sider: I was sitting in my living room with my producer, Joe Vulpis, and we began throwing song ideas back and forth and sharing our ideas with each other. He played me a song on the piano, “I Love You That Much”, and as the song progressed, I fell in love with it. I knew that I had to record it because of what it meant to me. For me, the song is about dreaming of loving someone that much. For others, it may be about how they do love someone that much. Anyone can relate to this song, and I think that quality is what makes it so universal.

MCE: You recorded a music video for the song, which is currently streaming at our website. You worked with director Steven Goldmann on the video. How was that experience? Was this the first time you shot a music video?

LS: Yes, this was the first time I shot a music video, and it was such an incredible experience! Working with Steven was fabulous; he is so dynamic and really made the shoot so much fun. I also enjoyed meeting and working alongside the other actors and crew members. Throughout the shoot, the moments felt so surreal to me. The experience was unforgettable!

MCE: Both “I Love You That Much” as well as your debut single “Butterfly” have made the Top 40 on the Music Row Country Chart. Clearly a lot of people are embracing your music. It has to be an exciting feeling.

LS: I am very proud of what my music has accomplished. I get daily messages on my websites from fans who tell me that I am their inspiration, or that my music has touched them. That means the world to me to be able to reach someone through my music, and be a role model. It is indeed a very exciting feeling.

MCE: You certainly keep a busy schedule. You were featured on the Hallmark “Home and Family” TV show last month, and you were also featured on the Crook and Chase show as well. Was that overwhelming for you? Were you more nervous or excited?

LS: I was definitely more excited than anything! Both TV atmospheres were so warm and welcoming. I always look forward to new experiences, and my favorite part about those experiences is the friends I make. I do keep a busy schedule, but I enjoy every minute of it!

MCE: Even though your career is very young, you are already very active in non-profit organizations and charitable events… including your work with the Global Women’s Empowerment Network, performing at Girl Scout events, as well as at children’s hospitals. What does it mean to you to be involved with these types of organizations and events?

LS: I am honored to be involved in these types of organizations and events, because I have the opportunity to truly help people. This is why I do what I do; this is what drives me.

MCE: I have to say, you’ve already done so many things in your career that artists twice your age have done! You have performed the National Anthem at nearly 20 major league sporting events. That is one of the most difficult songs to sing live. It has to be nerve-wracking to sing that song at a major league sporting event.

LS: My first major National Anthem was for the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, when I was nine years old. I remember getting “excited nerves” or “butterflies”, just because I was so looking forward to getting out on home plate and singing my heart out. It is always an honor to sing the National Anthem, and I still get that same feeling of excitement every time I sing it with a stadium full of people.

MCE: There are some singers in Nashville that never got to perform at the historic Bluebird Café. You have been able to do so several times. Tell me about that experience.

LS: The Bluebird Café is one of my favorite places to perform. I remember the very first time I drove up to The Bluebird, I didn’t even want to go in there because it looked to me like an old club or bar from the outside. But, I did go in to see a few shows, and I realized what The Bluebird was all about. I really wanted to perform there. The amount of respect for the artist and appreciation of the music in that room is so unique, and there is no other place like it.

MCE: Like I said, you have quite a busy schedule. How are you able to balance your singing career with school and everything else involved with being a teenager?

LS: I have had to make many sacrifices because of my music career, and at times that has been hard for me. During this past school year in particular, my teachers really helped me out by being understanding of my situation, and working with my schedule. Even though I may not have been able to spend as much time with my friends as I wanted, we still got to see each other. . .

MCE: Beginning next month, you will have a monthly one hour live show at the Wildhorse in Nashville. How did that come about?

LS: This past June, I performed for the first time with my band at the Wildhorse. The venue was fantastic- people line danced on the dance floor while we were playing music, the stage was big, and the sound was great; it was a lot of fun. We started talking to the Wildhorse about a monthly show, and we locked in some dates! I’m very excited to be performing there.

MCE: And for those fans out there who are interested in hearing more music from you, your first full length album will be released later this year, correct? What can we expect from this album?

LS: I am working on a full-length album, and, yes, it will be released later this year. Most of the music is recorded with Jason Aldean’s band in Nashville, some of the songs were produced by Joe Vulpis and some are produced by Jamie O’Neal. It’s all mastered by Tom Coyne, who mastered Taylor Swift’s CD, “Red”. I am very proud of this album. You will hear some upbeats that will make you wanna get up and dance, some fun mid-tempos, and some touching ballads that can bring a tear to your eye, or a pang in your heart.

For the latest news and appearances, check out Lizzie Sider’s official website.

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Interview with Lizzie Sider (Country Music News International)

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Interview with Lizzie Sider

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Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding the songs for your CD?
  • I write most of my songs based off of personal experiences, and it is fun for me to create those songs because they come from my soul. When I am writing a song, I feel that I am pouring my heart out onto a piece of paper. On the album I am working on right now, there are only a few songs that are not written or co-written by me. I haven’t had much of a chance to accept outside songs, but I know that I need to make sure that I can relate to that song, and that it is a song I connect to, rather than just another song to sing.
Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is special about this song that makes people want to hear it?
  • I was sitting in my living room with my producer, Joe Vulpis, and we were bouncing back and forth new ideas for songs – I would share an idea, he would share an idea – and he played me this one song on the piano, and as the song progressed, I fell in love with it. For me, “I Love You That Much” is about dreaming of loving someone that much, while for someone else, it is about how they do love someone that much. That is what makes the song so special and universal; how ever old you are, you can relate to this song.
What inspired you to become an artist?
  • Ever since I new what entertainment and performing was, I was in love with it. It has always been a part of me; I would stand up on my coffee table at home, dressed in a poodle skirt, and sing along with Sandy to “Summer Nights” from Grease. I would sing everywhere I’d go, and play the piano gently before I knew what the notes were. When I was six years old, I participated in my first ever musical theater production, and I fell in love with it. From then on, I knew that this was what I wanted to do.
Who inspires you musically and how deep do your musical roots run?
  • I draw my inspiration from so many different artists. I grew up listening to “older time” country artists like Patsy Cline, George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins, Gene Autry, the list goes on and on. Those songs and artists have soaked into my soul from a very young age. Some of my inspirations from the current generations are Eva Cassidy, Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Leona Lewis, and Carrie Underwood.
What drives you?
  • As I mentioned earlier, music has always been a part of me. My love for what I do is one of the things that drives me. One of my main goals in life is to use this gift of mine to inspire others- for my music to touch the lives and the hearts of others, and to be a role model. I want to make the world a better place. There is an old saying, “Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.” (Leo Buscaglia) My thinking is: I am blessed with this gift of music, and I have the opportunity to change lives because of it. That is truly what drives me.
When you get time off, how do you like to relax?
  • I love spending time with my parents; they are my best friends! We do a lot of outdoor activities such as boating, hiking, biking, just spending time with each other. I like to play basketball and tennis, as well. I am a dancer, too, and dancing is definitely one of my favorite things to do. Also, when I’m free, I see my friends, which is always fun.
What can your fans expect to see when they see you in concert?
  • When people come to my live show, they should expect to have a great time! There is a little bit of everything- singing, dancing, audience participation; I always make sure the crowd is having a good time.
What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
  • I get messages almost every day on my websites from people who tell me that I have inspired them, or my music has had an impact on their lives. That is one of the most rewarding statements I could ever receive. It means the world to me that I am able to brighten days and have an impact on people.
Is there any place you haven’t played that you would like to?
  • I would love to play at the Grand Ole Opry. So many legends have shared their talent on that stage, and to one day be a part of that place would be an honor.
When you’re on tour, do you have time to play tourist?
  • One of my favorite things about performing different places is that sometimes I do get to play tourist. I love exploring the town/city that I am in.
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