Daytime Lizzie Sider (Daytime WFLA News Channel 8)
Published by Daytime WFLA News Channel 8
Mar. 22, 2014
Article by Daytime Web Staff
Fully embracing and embodying the title and theme of her infectious debut single “Butterfly,” Lizzie Sider is rocking out of the gate not only as an immediate country chart sensation, but a role model and inspiration to fans of multiple generations.
Already vibing in Music City’s big leagues just a year and a half after first setting foot in Nashville, the multi-talented, South Florida based 15-year-old singer/songwriter brings a youthful outlook and an exciting edge to contemporary country music. Lizzie wrote the track with renowned artist and songwriter Jamie O’Neal (who has penned hits for Martina McBride and Reba McEntire), lyricist Lisa Drew (Martina McBride, Emerson Drive) and Jimmy Murphy. “Butterfly,” a song about Lizzie’s empowering decision to overcome the teasing and bullying she experienced in grade school, has received significant airplay nationwide and made the Top 40 on the Music Row Country Chart; its video of Lizzie recording it in O’Neal’s studio with some of Nashville’s top session players has received over one million views on YouTube.
The success of “Butterfly” and other tracks on her EP have led Lizzie to expand an already growing slate of live performances. She has opened for Jamie O’Neal, Aaron Tippin and Gloriana. Lizzie has also been a featured performer at the Ocala, FL and Inverness, FL Rodeos. She has played at writer’s nights at Nashville venues such as Hotel Indigo, The Listening Room, The Red Rooster, and Rooster’s BBQ, and has been a featured artist at the Commodore Lounge. Lizzie performed multiple times at the famed Bluebird Café and played at Teddy Gentry’s (Alabama) 2013 birthday party in Nashville.
In addition, she has sung in the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel at Couture Fashion Week in NYC, and she has been the host of “Breaking Out”, the show on Zuus Country (fka TCN – The Country Network) that showcases up and coming country artists. Lizzie has also performed in 2012 at the Southern Women’s shows in Birmingham, AL, Jacksonville, FL and Orlando, FL, as well as singing the national anthem for numerous professional sports teams, including the L.A. Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles and the Florida Panthers hockey team. She has worked with performance coach, Tom Jackson, whose clients have included Taylor Swift. Lizzie has been featured on TV on Hallmark’s Home and Family Show, and on the premier country music interview TV show, Crook & Chase.Lizzie has been named by CMA (Country Music Association) Close-Up Magazine as one of the “new artists to watch in 2013."