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Lizzie Sider’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida (So Much Moore Media)

LIZZIE SIDER’s Impassioned Bully Prevention Campaign Is
Connecting With Kids, Tweens and Teens Across Florida

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Lizzie Sider at Crystal Lake Elementary School

Nashville, TN (March 10, 2014) – LIZZIE SIDER‘s impassioned bully prevention campaign, NOBODY HAS THE POWER TO RUIN YOUR DAY, continues to connect with kids, tweens and teens across Florida this month.  During January and February, she visited 65 schools, carrying her message to more than 30,000 students.  As a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, Lizzie is uniquely qualified for her mission: she was teased and ridiculed during her elementary school years.  During these presentations the 15-year-old singer/songwriter tells her story, counsels that “nobody has the power to ruin your day,” and asks kids to work together to prevent the tragedy that is bullying.  The rising star ends each 30 to 40-minute appearance with a performance of her Top 40 Country hit song/video “Butterfly” (a song about Lizzie’s experiences she wrote with Jamie O’Neal), the distribution of awareness bracelets, and a long autograph session.  Including last fall’s 100-school California assembly tour, Lizzie has reached a total of 70,000-plus students with her powerful message.

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Lizzie Sider at Waterstone Charter School in Homestead 

The universal appeal of Sider’s music and the impact of her message have brought the media spotlight to bear on this engaging entertainer.  Lizzie’s popularity has resulted in recent appearances on the  Queen Latifah show,The Daily Buzz Emotional MOJO segment, Fox 35 Orlando and a feature in last week’s issue of Country Weekly magazine, further expanding her reach.

Remaining March Assembly dates include:
3/11 Wesley Chapel Elementary School – Wesley Chapel, FL
3/11 Cypress Elementary – New Port Richey, FL
3/11 Woodland Elementary – Zephyrillis, FL
3/12 Fuguitt Elementary – Largo, FL
3/12 Eisenhower Elementary – Clearwater, FL
3/12 Melrose Elementary – St. Petersburg, FL
3/13 Laurel Oak Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Naples Park Elementary – Naples, FL
3/13 Palmetto Elementary – Naples, FL
3/14 Tommie Barfield Elementary – Marco Island, FL
3/14 Gulf Coast Academy Charter South – Naples, FL
3/18 Hobe Sound Elementary (2 assemblies) – Hobe Sound, FL
3/18 Pine Crest – Boca Raton, FL
3/24 Wildwood Middle School – Wildwood, FL
3/24 Lake Panasoffkee Elementary – Lake Panasoffkee, FL
3/25 Webster Elementary School – Webster, FL
3/25 South Sumter Middle School – Webster, FL
3/26 Forest City Elementary School – Altamonte Springs, FL
3/27 Roundlake Elementary School – Mt. Dora, FL
3/27 Bushnell Elementary – Bushnell, FL
3/28 Pine Crest School – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

After a few days’ rest, Lizzie will head to Miami and Marlins Ballpark where, for the seventh consecutive year, she will sing the National Anthem for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, April 1 during their televised MLB game vs Colorado Rockies.

For complete Assembly Tour details, please visit

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Lizzie Sider is a 15-year-old rising country-pop singer-songwriter from South Florida. (Courtesy of

Lizzie Sider is a 15-year-old rising country-pop singer-songwriter from South Florida. (Courtesy of

Thirteen-year-old Melina Suastegui heard the message loud and clear as she attended an anti-bullying school assembly Tuesday, but she almost couldn’t believe the messenger.

Rising country-pop singer-songwriter Lizzie Sider visited Adele Harrison Middle School to share her experience of being teased as a grade-schooler and to encourage students to rise above any ridicule.

“I wouldn’t think she would get bullied,” said Melina, “because she’s pretty.”

The tall, slender 15-year-old singer from South Florida was, indeed, teased so much in grade school “that I came home crying almost every day,” she told the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students gathered in the school gymnasium.

“They called me names and laughed at me and I really don’t know why. It was very hurtful,” Lizzie said.

Lizzie Sider sings "Butterfly" as a video plays overhead at Adele Harrison Middle School.

Lizzie Sider sings “Butterfly” as a video plays overhead at Adele Harrison Middle School.

Encouraged by her father’s suggestion that “nobody has the power to ruin your day,” the singer eventually embraced her own self-worth and potential – and is now taking that message on an 80-school tour across California during October’s National Bully Prevention Month.

Students wearing colorful rubber bracelets printed with the singer’s name and her father’s words of wisdom sang along to Lizzie’s debut single “Butterfly,” set to a lyric video she created with her mother.

The catchy and upbeat song tells of Lizzie’s empowering decision to overcome the teasing and bullying she experienced in elementary school.

“I used to hide and keep inside,” she sings, “But look at me now, look at me now.”

Today Lizzie is “one of the new artists to watch in 2013,” as noted in Country Music Association’s Close Up magazine.

The high school sophomore told students who’ve been bullied that they aren’t alone. She mentioned singers Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez and Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, asking students what the three have in common.

Students spread the anti-bullying message with colorful bracelets.

Students spread the anti-bullying message with colorful bracelets.

“They’ve all been bullied?” guessed a student.

“That’s right,” Lizzie said. “They were all bullied and overcame it.”

Students Jose Aguayo, 14, and Gaby Romo, 12, said they haven’t noticed much bullying at their school but felt inspired to help if they ever do.

“No one can change your day,” Gaby said of bullying.

“You can’t be changed by someone else,” echoed Jose.

For more information about Lizzie Sider, visit

– Dianne Reber Hart

2013 HMMA nomination Lizzie Sider Butterfly

Lizzie Sider Earns Hollywood Music In Media Nomination for “Butterfly”

Lizzie Sider Earns Hollywood Music In Media Nomination for “Butterfly”

I am thrilled and so proud to announce that I have been nominated by the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for my song, “Butterfly” (Folk/Acoustic category)! 

The 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards will take place at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood on November 21, 2013.  

I will also be a live performer at this event (I will sing “Butterfly”).

List of Nominees (see August):  2013 Music Genre Nominees

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I wrote “Butterfly”, in the summer of 2011, with Jamie O’Neal, Jimmy Murphy, Lisa Drew. It was produced by Jamie O’Neal.  “Butterfly” is the title track on my 8-song debut EP of the same name.

A very special thank you to GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network) for submitting “Butterfly” for this nomination!  I am proud and honored that GWEN has chosen me to be a spokesperson for their amazing organization. 

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HMMA recognizes and honors the music in visual mediums, the individuals who create and produce it, and the music of both mainstream and independent artists from around the globe for their compositions and recordings in all forms of media including film, TV, video games, commercial advertisements, movie trailers and music videos. The HMMA is also the first music awards event to recognize and honor excellence in music supervision. In addition, iconic individuals are presented with special awards for outstanding career achievement and longevity in entertainment.