Country singer Lizzie Sider chatted about her “Nobody Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” tour, which commences on October 6 in New York.
It is a bully prevention assembly tour, and it runs through October 15. It will feature visits with at least one school in each of New York City’s five boroughs. “I got the inspiration to become a public anti-bullying activist because of my experiences in elementary schools being bullied. I wasn’t a person that would fire back at people. I would come home crying every day and one day, walking out the door, my dad reminded me that ‘nobody has the power to ruin your day’ and that just kind of stuck with me,” she said. “I didn’t realize the truth behind that, but as time went on, I realized that the most important thing was that I didn’t let anybody from the outside knock me down. That became a huge statement for me all my life.”
The tour has already hit such states as California, Florida and Texas, and the teen country singer has met with more than 250 schools. “I did 35-minute assemblies and I shared my personal stories and had open discussions with the children,” she said. “The feedback that I have gotten from the teachers were amazing.”
Next month, she revealed that she will be going to Washington, D.C, to spread her inspirational messages.
She will be performing her original tune “Butterfly,” which Sider co-wrote about her own experiences, and how she overcame being teased. Her goal is to inspire children, using her own life story, to pursue careers in the music industry. “It originally came from her experiences and it felt like a cocoon. It’s about anybody who is going through any personal struggle. It’s about believing in themselves and who they truly are,” she said.
On October 15, she will be performing a one-hour acoustic set at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, along with her friend, Justin Stein. They will be playing songs from her forthcoming new EP, which will be out in the near future. It will feature a diverse mix of pop, rock, country and jazz. That show can also be streamed live on the venue’s website. “I am going to play a few songs and I am really looking forward to that. Justin is such a talented guy and a great friend. It’s going to be great. I love going to New York City, since there is so much talent,” she exclaimed.
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Because October is National Bullying Prevention Month, we honored three amazing teen girls in our FALL 2014 “Girls Making a Difference” feature that are working to prevent bullying; one of those girls is Lizzie Sider.
In elementary school, Lizzie Sider was teased and ridiculed. Today, this 16-year-old country singer/songwriter from South Florida visits schools and leads anti-bullying assemblies. During the last school year, Lizzie met with over 100,000 students in over 250 schools in California, Florida, and Texas.
At the end of each assembly, Lizzie performs her original song “Butterfly,” which she co-wrote about her experience and how she overcame the teasing. Watch the music video here: http://youtu.be/KJuu1hKo-u8
Check out Lizzie’s official lyric video for the song, too.
For the 2014 – 2015 school year, Lizzie will be visiting ten cities across the country where she will spend a week in each and fully emerge herself into that community to promote her message of bullying prevention. Check out her website, LizzieSider.com, for more information.
Read more about Lizzie Sider and other Girls Making a Difference in BYOU Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue, featuring Rowan Blanchard. Look for it on newsstands starting in October or download it digitally for FREE when you install the no-cost BYOU Magazine app on iTunes, Android, or Amazon and start your trial subscription. Or you can purchase just the Fall 2014 digital issue for only $2.99!
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Looking forward to playing a one-hour acoustic set at THE BITTER END with my good friend, JUSTIN STEIN on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Join us for an eclectic mix of pop, rock, country and jazz. I will perform, for the first time publicly, songs from my new EP, which is coming out soon! For those who can’t be there in person, please mark your calendar and join us via live stream! See you then!
Here’s a sneak peek of another song on my upcoming EP, “In Color”!!
Are you excited to hear the full song?