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World Trust Foundation Featured Young LeaderEvery month we feature a Young Leader who has taken the steps to make their footprint in the arena of empowerment and change, and who are proving to make a difference in the world.

October Young Leader Spotlight goes to:  Lizzie Sider

IMG_9014-Version-2-1024x1024This past school year, Lizzie Sider, an up and coming 16 year old country pop artist and a role model for kids, who was bullied in early elementary school. has been on a 250 school, one person show, anti bully tour and visited with over 100,000 elementary and middle school students throughout every corner of California, Texas and Florida. Lizzie continues her tour this year with her first stop in NYC in October for National Bully Prevention Month. Lizzie also has created an NPO “Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”. After NYC, Lizzie moves on the Washington, DC. Holiday break and then back on the road in February.

Lizzie has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 25 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying and GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network). Lizzie won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards dinner in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie recently received the Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Hero Award, for her leadership role in bully prevention. Lizzie has appeared and performed on the Queen Latifah and Home & Family TV shows. She was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and for the second straight year, has been awarded her own booth at the annual CMA Fest in Nashville for June 2014, where she also performed live on the Chevy Roadhouse CMA stage, and at the famed, Bluebird Café.

Lizzie Sider – Butterfly (Official In-Studio Music Video)

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Lizzie Sider to Celebrate October’s National Bully Prevention Month With “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day” NYC Tour from October 6-15


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Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) (

Home » Lizzie Sider » Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) Lizzie Sider Announces “No One Has The Power To Ruin Your Day” Tour (@LizzieSider) Posted By CelebSecrets4U on Jan 24, 2014 in Lizzie Sider Juliet Schroder for CelebSecrets4U LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging country artist, is continuing her tour of elementary and middle schools, […]

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Lizzie Sider Nominated for Butterfly at the HMMAs (MAC Community News)

INDUSTRY NEWS Lizzie Sider Nominated for Butterfly at the HMMA’s 11/21/13 by admin • November 18, 2013 • Comments Off Las Vegas, Nevada – The Global Women’s Empowerment Network today is pleased to announce that Lizzie Sider, 15-year old emerging country artist, is nominated for a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for her accomplishments as a national spokesperson for […]

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Lizzie Sider Performs “Butterfly” on The Queen Latifah Show

Posted By  on Oct 9, 2013 in Lizzie Sider

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LIZZIE SIDER, 15-year old emerging country artist, performed her self-penned song, “Butterfly,” on The Queen Latifah Show earlier this week (Tuesday, October 8 –  The appearance coincides with the launch of her bullying prevention assembly tour.  As a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center  in relation to October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, which was launched by PACER in 2006, Sider announced the launch of an over 80-school tour to speak to students throughout the state of California.  Visiting Elementary and Middle Schools, and performing “Butterfly,” Sider will conduct more than 70 assemblies during the tour, often meeting with students from multiple schools a day.  The tour began on October 7 at in the northwest part of the state and will end on November 26 in California’s southeastern desert.

During the assemblies, Sider will encourage kids to help prevent bullying as she recounts her own personal journey as a young student who was teased.  She will also perform her original song “Butterfly,” which Sider co-wrote about her experience and how she overcame the teasing.  Sider’s goal is to help kids as a positive role model, having risen above her own ridicule, to pursue a career in music.

Says Julie Hertzog, the Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center:  “Butterfly is a song that helps young people realize that we all have potential and something important to offer.”

Sider has been interviewed by Access HollywoodBillboard, Hallmark’s Home & Family show, 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, FL and Nashville, TN, 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.

PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide to prevent bullying through the use of creative, interactive resources. PACER offers educators, students, families, and individuals the tools they need to address bullying in schools, the community, and online.  Through her partnership with PACER, Lizzie has shared her song and reflection questions that are posted at as resources that can be used in the classroom to creatively explore the issues around bullying.

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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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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, 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 or connect with her online at the following: Facebook: LizzieSiderMusic, Twitter: @LizzieSider and YouTube: LizzieSider.