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Published by Red Bluff Daily News
Oct. 17, 2013
Article by Rich Greene
Rising country music star Lizzie Sider met with Sacred Heart Parish students Wednesday with a simple message – she wanted them to rise above bullying.
The 15-year-old singer also had assemblies scheduled Wednesday at Woodson Elementary in Corning and Rancho Tehama School.
The assemblies were part of a statewide tour Sider is giving in connection with National Bullying Prevention Week.
Sider mixed music along with personal stories and those of others who have gone from being picked on in school to become stars to encourage the children to avoid bullying.
Her co-wrote the original song “Butterfly” about her own experience about coming teasing when she was younger.
Sider said she overcame being ridiculed to pursue a musical career and has the goal of being a positive model for others.
Sider splits her time between Boca Raton, Fla. and Nashville, Tenn. She recently participated in her first CMA Fest week and is working on her first full-length studio album scheduled for release in 2014.
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