LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, by conducting her Bully Prevention Assembly at more than 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 NationalAnthem 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 each 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. She will talk about being bullied and how she tried to cope. In addition, Sider will discuss the importance of everyone standing up to bullying. She will also perform her original song, “Butterfly,” which Sider co-wrote about her experiences. Sider’s 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 in 2006, Sider has already visited more than 80 schools in California, before starting her school tour in Florida.
Sider appeared on The Queen Latifah Show, has been interviewed by Access Hollywood, Billboard, Hallmark’s Home & Familyshow, TIME for Kids, Nashville’s Crook & Chase, and was named by the Country Music Association as an “Artist to Watch in 2013.” Sider, who splits her time between Boca Raton, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee, recently participated in her first CMA Fest week with her own booth and with a live performance at the famed country music venue, the Wildhorse Saloon. Both “Butterfly” and Sider’s follow-up single, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Music Row. 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.