Country Newcomer Lizzie Sider Named “HateBraker Hero” (CMA Close Up)


CMA / May 14, 2014



Emerging Country artist Lizzie Sider will be honored as a HateBraker Hero at the second annual HateBraker Heroes Awards on Monday, May 19, at the Hilton Frontenac in St. Louis, Missouri. As the evening’s featured entertainer, Sider will perform “Butterfly,” which she co-wrote about her own experiences of being teased, ridiculed and excluded by other children and how she overcame the pain.

The 15-year-old performer is being honored for her work in helping others to transcend the horrors of being bullied, and for her own moral courage to have become a leader and a role model, in the quest to raise awareness of, and to help stop bullying. In her efforts to promote bullying prevention, Sider has toured schools in California and Florida to present assemblies in which she shares her own personal stories of teasing with students. It is during these assemblies that Lizzie imparts her message that above all else, “Nobody has the power to ruin your day!” Starting April 9, the tour continued into Texas schools. By the end of the 2013-2014 school year, she will have met with nearly 100,000 students.

“Lizzie mustered the courage to rise above bullying and tell her story to the world,” said Susan Balk, Founding Director, HateBrakers. “Whenever a roomful of children hear her sing ‘Butterfly,’ about how she stopped hiding and learned to fly, they understand that they can do it too. She’s a powerhouse of healing, and she’s not even old enough to drive!”

HateBrakers, a division of the non-profit New Conscience, Inc., promotes the leadership and heroism of individuals who aid in “Hitting the Brakes on Hate” to help others recover from violence, bullying, racism, revenge, scapegoating and other aggressive acts. In 2013, Peter Yarrow of the legendary music trio Peter, Paul and Mary was honored as a HateBraker Hero. To learn more about HateBrakers, visit

Sider, who splits her time between Boca Raton, Florida and Nashville, Tennessee, will perform at CMA Music Festival on Friday, June 7, at 1 PM on the Chevy Roadhouse Stage.



Photos from The Zero Tolerance Project Rally in Austin, TX

I am happy to support the The Zero Tolerance Project. Their rally at the Austin, TX capitol was a great success. Bud Collier, Matt Sullivan, Lisa Loe and the others at Zero Tolerance are doing an amazing job raising awareness about the serious problem of bullying. Thank you to everyone who attended this event.

Article by KTBC Ch. 7 myFOXaustin:

Some pics from the rally:


Private Movie Screening of “Girl Rising” (GWEN)

As a proud advocate and supporter of GWEN, I am honored to perform my Music Row Top-40 hit single “BUTTERFLY” at the Private Movie Screening of the new feature film, “Girl Rising”.

Would you like to attend?  Contact GWEN at for details.

In the meantime, you can view the Trailer HERE:

GWEN Private Movie Screening of “Girl Rising”

Monday, May 13, 2013

Laemmle Music Hall Theater, Beverly Hills, CA

5:30 Red Carpet | 7:00 Performance by Lizzie Sider


Lizzie on IT MATTERS, December 20, 2012, 9-10pm ET

LISTEN: Lizzie appears on IT MATTERS on Thursday, December 20, 2012, 9-10:00 pm ET, in their Holiday Show. Call in to speak to Lizzie during the LIVE RADIO SHOW! Go to this site to see the show on-line, chat, or call-in LIVE:  The call-in number is 213-769-0952. It Matters Facebook event page: Love0 Share […]

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Leukemia Cancer Benefit for Stephanie Clark – September 8, 2012

I met Stephanie on August 14, when I performed at Jack Scott’s Writer/Artist Showcase at Hotel Indigo. Her father heard me sing and brought Stephanie down (in polka dot PJ’s and fluffy slippers) from her hotel room to meet me. We had a nice long chat. I was so inspired by Stephanie’s enthusiasm, positive outlook, and strength! And, I was touched and honored when she wrote and asked me to perform at the benefit auction that her family and friends are giving for her.  The auction is this Saturday night! 🙂

I contacted my friend, Bonner Black, and she is also happy to perform at the event! 🙂 Thanks, Bonner!

Also, I want to give special thanks to Jamie O’Neal and Hot Chelle Rae for donating items to be auctioned!

If you are in the Nashville area this weekend, please come and support this event. See the below FLYER for details. (Winchester is 1.5 hours south of Nashville)

  • Lizzie performs approx. 3:30-4:00 pm – September 8, 2012  


Lizzie performing at benefit auction for Stephanie Clark on September 8, 2012

Looking forward to being in Nashville and supporting and performing at the benefit auction (September 8th near Winchester, TN) for Stephanie Clark and her fight against Leukemia. Stephanie is such an inspiration in her battle! Go Stephanie! ♥  (For more information, or to help in any way, see contact info below – or you can write to me at Thank you!)


Jack Scott’s Writer/Artist Showcase at Hotel Indigo, Downtown Nashville

My friend, Justin Stein, flew in from New York to write and record a song, and perform with Jane Bach and me at Jack Scott’s Writer/Artist Showcase, at Hotel Indigo Downtown. Here are some fun pics 🙂

(1) Justin Stein, Jane Bach, Lizzie Sider (2) Jane, Lizzie, Justin performing (3) Lizzie and Jack Scott (4) Lizzie and Bonner Black (5) Chrissy Harmas and Katie Scherrer (6) Lizzie and Lolita Newland (7) Lizzie, Karli Chayne, Abbi Grace and Alex Gibson.


TCN Breaking Out taping

I am hosting 2 episodes of BREAKING OUT for The Country Network!  Mark your calendars, and let’s watch the shows together!

  • My 1st show will air Monday, July 16, 2012 at 7pm CST
  • Episode Encores Tuesday July 17th at 10am and again at 9pm CST
  • My 2nd show will air Monday, July 23, 2012 at 7pm CST
  • Episode Encores Tuesday July 24th at 10am and again at 9pm CST