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Boca Raton’s Lizzie Sider is on the cusp of country stardom. When she’s not in South Florida or Nashville, the 16-year-old singer/songwriter travels throughout the country spreading her anti-bullying message. Here, Sider talks her music, her own experience with bullying and her hometown.

How did you start singing?

Every summer my parents and I go to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. There is a local theater called the Jackson Hole Playhouse. I was 6 years old. I couldn’t even read yet. [My mom] would read the lines to me and I would repeat them back to her. I loved being in front of people. There’s something so special about sharing that human experience. I started playing piano at 6. When I was 9, I sang my very first professional national anthem for The Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

You’ve promoted your anti-bullying message in more than 300 schools nationwide. What was your experience with bullying?

I was teased and bullied when I was younger. That was hard for me. I didn’t understand why I was being treated that way. It just happened. As I’m going to these schools, and as I’m being exposed to more classes and grades, I realize that I just happened to be the kid who was picked on.

Tell us about the school tour.

The theme of the tour is that “nobody has the power to ruin your day.” My dad told me this on my way to school. When I did [learn to brush it off], the kids that were being mean to me, they stopped. I talk about encouragement and loving your dreams. That’s so closely tied to the message of anti-bullying.

How does it connect to your music?

The theme song is “Butterfly.” It has a message of spreading your wings and flying. We follow the life cycle of a butterfly. You start out as a cocoon and shy, and then you eventually blossom and spread your wings.

The message carries a lot of responsibility. How do you handle it?

If you want to go into this field, you have a responsibility to be someone that is looked up to – someone who really assumes that role. I want to spread my goodness around and [share] my vulnerability in my songs. That’s what’s so special to me about music. As an artist, we have a message that we want to convey. Whether it’s a message about the world, or about liking a guy. That’s what I love about music.

When you’re back in South Florida, what do you enjoy doing?

One of my favorite places is Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. [My friends and I] just like doing Florida-y things. If you live by the beach, you don’t take advantage of it as often. We go mini golfing and bowling. We’ve always wanted to go paintballing.

What’s next?

I don’t’ think I would be a happy person if I was not able to perform. It’s such a passion of mine – a love of mine. I’m in it for all the right reasons. There is no plan B. My goal is to impact the world – to be a name and to be somebody who is remembered.

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Lizzie Sider Presents Her Bullying Prevention Message “Nobody Has the Power To Ruin Your Day” To: The Greater Phoenix, AZ Elementary & Middle Schools | April 22 – May 1, 2015

16 year old country music artist, Lizzie Sider, whose newest music is produced by renown Nashville veteran, James Stroud, will be presenting her original and solo Bully Prevention School Tour Assembly in the Greater Phoenix, AZ area, April 22 through May 1, 2015.

In just the past 17 months, Lizzie has visited with more than 120,000 kids at more than 300 elementary and middle schools throughout every corner of California, Texas, Florida, each of the 5 boroughs of New York City, Greater Washington DC and Nashville, TN.

At these assemblies, Lizzie talks with the kids, interactively, sings with them, and builds greater awareness of the bully problem, including helping kids to deal with it and how to stop it. The theme image003song of the assembly, is Lizzie’s debut radio single, “Butterfly ”, that made the Top 40 on the Music Row Chart, that Lizzie co-wrote about being bullied, herself, in early elementary school.

Lizzie is available for live and phone-in interviews, from April 21 – May 1.

We hope that you will join with Lizzie, by covering her pursuits against bullying, and thereby, expanding on her cause.

 

image004And, for your enjoyment to hear Lizzie’s newest song, here is a link to the lyric video to Lizzie’s just released crazy fun, and energetic girl anthem, single, “Like A Girl” – view video.

 

 

 

 

  • April 22, Wed., 1:00pm — Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
  • April 23, Thu., 1:00pm —  Centerra Mirage Stem Academy in Goodyear
  • April 24, Fri., 1:00pm — Monte Vista School & Gateway School in Phoenix
  • April 27, Mon., 1:00pm — Sun Canyon Elem. in Phoenix
  • April 28, Tue., 11:00am — Desert Shadows Elem. in Scottsdale
  • April 29, Wed., 1:00pm — Laveen Elem. School in Laveen
  • April 30, Thu., 1:00 pm — Desert Star School in Goodyear
  • May 1, Fri., 1:00 pm — Lakeview Elem. in Phoenix
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Lizzie Sider Celebrates Bullying Prevention Month During Life is Beautiful HD Streaming Event (VegasNews.com)

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Featured Young Leader: Lizzie Sider (World Trust Foundation)

World Trust Foundation Featured Young LeaderEvery month we feature a Young Leader who has taken the steps to make their footprint in the arena of empowerment and change, and who are proving to make a difference in the world.

October Young Leader Spotlight goes to:  Lizzie Sider

IMG_9014-Version-2-1024x1024This past school year, Lizzie Sider, an up and coming 16 year old country pop artist and a role model for kids, who was bullied in early elementary school. has been on a 250 school, one person show, anti bully tour and visited with over 100,000 elementary and middle school students throughout every corner of California, Texas and Florida. Lizzie continues her tour this year with her first stop in NYC in October for National Bully Prevention Month. Lizzie also has created an NPO “Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”. After NYC, Lizzie moves on the Washington, DC. Holiday break and then back on the road in February.

Lizzie has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 25 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying and GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network). Lizzie won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards dinner in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie recently received the Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Hero Award, for her leadership role in bully prevention. Lizzie has appeared and performed on the Queen Latifah and Home & Family TV shows. She was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and for the second straight year, has been awarded her own booth at the annual CMA Fest in Nashville for June 2014, where she also performed live on the Chevy Roadhouse CMA stage, and at the famed, Bluebird Café.

Lizzie Sider – Butterfly (Official In-Studio Music Video)http://youtu.be/KJuu1hKo-u8

GO TO this article on WorldTrust.orghttp://www.worldtrust.org/featured-young-leader

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Lizzie Sider Battles Big Apple Bullying (CMA Close Up Magazine)

LIZZIE SIDER BATTLES BIG APPLE BULLYING

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Sixteen-year-old Country artist Lizzie Sider will bring her “Nobody
Has the Power to Ruin Your Day” Bully Prevention Assembly Tour to New York City from October 6-15.

The tour, which has already hit California, Florida and Texas, will coincide with the month’s National Bully Prevention activities and include visits with at least one school in each of New York City’s five boroughs. Sider has already met with more than 250 schools, connecting with more than 100,000 students.

During the assemblies, Sider encourages kids to help prevent bullying, as she recounts her own personal journey as a young student who was ridiculed and teased. She will also perform her original song “Butterfly,” which she co-wrote about her experience and how she overcame the teasing.

Check LizzieSider.com for a list of Sider’s seven assembly appearances throughout New York City.

Lead photo: Lizzie Sider takes her anti-bullying message to Claymont Elementary School in St. Louis. Photo credit: the Sider Family

Lizzie Sider stands up to bullying in her “Butterfly” video: http://youtu.be/KJuu1hKo-u8

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