It's purely coincidental in relation to Tuesday's (Nov. 4) mid-term elections, but country music newcomer Lizzie Sider is headed to Washington, D.C. Her goal is to prevent bullying by sharing her own real-life experiences of being bullied.
The 16-year-old singer has already connected with more than 100,000 students in more than 250 schools in California, Florida, Texas and New York through her Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day Bully Prevention Assembly Tour. Now she's bring her message to the Washington, D.C. area Nov. 12 - Nov. 21.
During the assemblies, Sider encourages kids to help prevent bullying. To underscore her message, she recounts her own personal journey as a young student who was ridiculed and teased – and she explains how she overcame the teasing. She also performs her original song "Butterfly," which she co-wrote about her bullying experience. She says her primary mission is to help kids as a positive role model, having risen above her own ridicule, to pursue a career in music.
Sider has upcoming appearances on "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Better Show." She has already been featured on "Access Hollywood," "Billboard," "Hallmark's Home & Family," "TIME for Kids," "Nashville's Crook & Chase" and "Emotional Mojo." And in 2013 the Country Music Association named her an Artist to Watch.
The young singer is currently working on an EP of new material for release in early 2015. The EP will be produced by ACM award-winner James Stroud, who has generated more than 130 career No. 1 hit singles.
The "Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day" tour in Washington, D.C. has these scheduled appearances, with more to be added:
11/12 Reston, Va. Aldrin Elementary
11/13 Germantown, Md. Germantown Elementary
11/14 Silver Springs, Md. Sligo Creek Elementary School
11/17 Centreville, Va. Cub Run Elementary School
11/18 Clarksburg, Md. Rocky Hill Middle School
11/19 Falls Church, Va. Haycock Elementary School
11/20 Rockville, Md. Wheaton Woods Elementary School
11/21 Gaitersburg, Md. Rachel Carson Elementary School
For more information on Lizzie, please visit www.LizzieSider.com.