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Country Act to Watch: Lizzie Sider (MIMO)


July 19, 2013 by Rob Burkhardt

While the pressing music news on my beat lately has obviously been about Randy Travis’ condition, there have been some new country artists recently bubbling up on the scene which I think deserve to be on your radar. One of these is a high schooler from Florida named Lizzie Sider.

Sider started making waves last year with her single “Butterfly” (penned with Jamie O’Neal), along with her EP of the same name. Her latest single “I Love You That Much” is carrying that momentum further. She’s been making the rounds at Nashville music venues, as well as playing opening slots for acts like Gloriana and Aaron Tippin.

I like Lizzie for her bright sound and her personality, and I can definitely see her going places as she grows as an artist. That’s why I almost hate to bring this next part up, but I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t. If you listen to the single “I Love You That Much” in the video below, there’s one line in the chorus—just one line—that many country fans will find strangely familiar. The line goes, “That first kiss, that first date, in the moonlight.” The chord changes, the rhythm, even the melody—where have we heard it before?

“Just a kiss, on your lips, in the moonlight…” That’s it—Lady Antebellum. It’s the only line in the whole song that sounds like it was borrowed from “Just A Kiss”, maybe not even enough to get her in trouble; but that one line sounds so close to a recent hit that at the very least I’m concerned it will work against her when it comes to promoting the song.

Unfortunate coincidence? Probably. Notwithstanding, in all other ways, Lizzie Sider has already demonstrated considerable musical chops as an artist. She’s worth paying attention to. Both of her noteworthy singles are embedded below. Enjoy!


Music Video:  BUTTERFLY

About the Author Rob Burkhardt on MUSIC IS MY OXYGEN WEEKLY. Music blogger Rob Burkhardt has been a fan of country music since he was a child, cutting his teeth on the sounds of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Reba McIntyre and George Jones. In the words of the now-legendary Barbara Mandrell song, he was “country when country wasn’t cool.” Nowadays, Rob is both intrigued and excited about the mainstream crossover appeal of modern country, as seen in the success of artists like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Even so, Rob’s personal tastes in country music remain “old school,” tied to the great legends of country. When he’s not blogging about country music, Rob Burkhardt holds a day job as a middle school teacher, and is an avid sports fan. He lives with his wife and two teenage girls in southern Ohio.

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ON THE AIR on The Josie Show – June 28 @ 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central

The Josie ShowI will appear on THE JOSIE SHOW, a live internet radio talk show, this FRIDAY, JUNE 28 @ 8pm Eastern, 7pm Central.

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Lizzie on The Josie Show

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Behind-the-Scenes at Home & Family, Lizzie’s interview & performance

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Appearing on the HOME & FAMILY show was such an amazing experience!  The hosts, Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare, it’s producer, Laura Pierson, and the entire crew couldn’t have been friendlier.  And, I really enjoyed meeting the other guests, and participating in the various segments during the show.

Below is the link to the Home & Family website, where you may view segments from the show, including MY INTERVIEW AND PERFORMANCE.  (Click on the BBQ clip, because I participated in that tasty segment as well.  And, be sure to download Troy Black‘s recipes because they are de-licious!)

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Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from the show!

Behind-the-scenes on Home & Family – waiting to begin


Behind-the-scenes on Home & Family – filming the opening segment

Lizzie interview and performance on Home & Family

Lizzie Sider with hosts, Cristina Ferrare and Mark Steines on Home & Family

Behind-the-scenes at Home & Family – filming Troy Black’s BBQ segment

Lizzie Sider and producer, Laura Pierson on Home & Family

Home & Family is also on Facebook. CLICK HERE to see this episode on Facebook, titled “Come Dancing”.



Catch Lizzie Sider on “The Nashville Network” This Weekend! (CelebSecrets4U.com)

Catch Lizzie Sider on “The Nashville Network” This Weekend! (@LizzieSider)

Posted By  on Jun 21, 2013 in Lizzie Sider

Make sure to tune your TV to The Nashville Network (TNN) this weekend at 5 PM CST to catch 15-year old country star Lizzie Sider on the Crook and Chase Show. Lizzie’s episode will premiere Saturday and re-air on Sunday evening.  Footage will include an interview, clips from CMA Fest, and the music video for her latest hit single, I Love You That Much.
Lizzie Sider is a force! A killer combination of singer/songwriter/entertainer who exudes pure charisma and joy with every note; and a level-headed maturity that is relatable to fans of any age.” says Lorianne Cook. 
Also, Lizzie appeared on The Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family hosted by Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare.  The segment with the breakthrough sensation aired Thursday, June 20that 9 AM CST.
Lizzie is coming off a packed CMA Fest 2013 weekend. When she was not busy meeting fans and signing autographs at her booth in Fan Fair X at the new Music City Center, Lizzie performed to packed crowds at the Wildhorse Saloon and the Bluebird Café.
Country Music Weekly writer Tammy Ragusa, said Lizzie “wowed the crowd” with her performance at the Wildhorse Saloon and that “despite her young age, Lizzie already exhibits the poise of a seasoned entertainer.”
Lizzie’s single, I Love You That Much provides a preview of Lizzie’s forthcoming debut albumproduced by Joe Vulpis (Lady Gaga) and mastered by Tom Coyne (Red-Taylor Swift).
The music video for I Love You That Much debuted on The Country Network (TCN) back in April. The video was shot by director Steven Goldman of The Collective Films, USA LLC in Los Angeles, CA.
Digital correspondent and columnist Jessica Northey recently tweeted, “People are calling her the next Taylor Swift. Pure talent!”
As a humanitarian and spokesperson for anti-bullying efforts, Lizzie performed at the Texas State Capitol in Austin back on June 1st as part of the Zero Tolerance Project. This CMA Close Up “Who New to Watch in 2013” artist, recently became a leader and spokesperson for the Global Women’s Empowerment Network (GWEN www.gwennetwork.org), sharing her personal story of encouragement with their community.  Lizzie knows firsthand the impact of heckling on school grounds, but, with the support of her family, channeled that frustration into writing what became her Top 40 debut single, ButterflyButterfly was penned by Lizzie and 2x #1 singer/songwriter Jamie O’Neal (also served as producer on the single), Jimmy Murphy and Lisa Drew (There Is No Arizona).
 She has also hosted two episodes of Breaking Out, TCN’s show highlighting up-and-coming country artists.
To stay updated on Lizzie, visit www.lizziesider.com or connect with her online at the following: Facebook: LizzieSiderMusic, Twitter: @LizzieSider and YouTube: LizzieSider.