Morgan Frazier and Stand for the Silent
Team Up For Anti-Bullying Tour
Stops Planned for Schools Across the Country Beginning in October
Does anyone really know who Morgan Frazier is? Well neither did I until recently. Anyone who stands up against bullying gets my vote as one cool person. I found out about the awesome Morgan via a press release regarding her Anti-Bullying Tour - her parents pulled her out of school entirely because of her own bullying experience. Support this talented and amazing young woman...carry on and read on!
Country recording artist Morgan Frazier and anti-bullying organization Stand for the Silent are taking their message on the road with a tour that will begin at schools in Knoxville, Tenn., New Bern, N.C., Charleston, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C., with more stops to be added. Their mission is to change kids’ lives and bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Since May 2010, Stand for the Silent has traveled to hundreds of schools and spoken with more than 700,000 kids. Sidewalk/Curb recording artist, Morgan Frazier has joined the cause and partnered with the organization to help bring global awareness to the issue. Morgan will join them at select school tour dates, where she will perform her new single, “Hey Bully,” a song inspired by Frazier’s personal experiences.
“I am so honored to be working with Kirk and Laura Smalley and Stand For The Silent to tackle this issue. I have witnessed first-hand the power of their presentation through feedback from students in every city they reach. We must all play a part in educating people of all ages about the devastating effects of bullying”.
At the beginning of each Stand for the Silent school presentation, student leaders read the biographies of bullying victims that have lost their lives to suicide as submitted by their families. According to the organization, every seven seconds a child is bullied in this world, 160,000 kids stay home from school every day due to fear of bullying and 25% of high school students in America will actually have a plan to take their own life before they graduate. “Hey Bully” was inspired by Morgan’s own experience with bullying, which eventually led her parents to remove her from school entirely.
“Hey Bully”, the acoustic video can be seen at: http://bit.ly/mfacoustic
“Hey Bully” is available now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/heybully
About Stand for the Silent:
Stand for the Silent exists as a platform to allow Kirk and Laura Smalley to share their story and offer education and tools that will prevent their tragedy from happening to another child and family. Kirk and Laura’s mission is to continue to change kids’ lives and bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Since May 2010, Kirk and Laura Smalley have traveled to hundreds of schools and spoken with more than 700,000 kids. In March 2011, Kirk and Laura met privately with President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in The White House prior to attending the first ever White House conference on bullying. Their story is featured in Director Lee Hirsch's feature film, Bully. Kirk and Laura have been invited to a number of conferences on bullying and met with Lady Gaga this spring at the launch of the Born This Way Foundation.
About Morgan Frazier:
Recognized in Country Weekly’s “Ones To Watch in 2013,” Morgan Frazier’s remarkable journey began in a small Texas town where she made her way to Nashville by literally going door-to-door. At just nine years old, Morgan recorded her first CD in her hometown of Breckenridge, Texas. Although they had no formal plans to market or sell the CD's, Morgan's family believed in their little girl's talent and ordered one thousand copies. For the next two years, Morgan and her family traveled all over the South and Southwest selling over thirty thousand copies of her album. At the age of sixteen, Morgan followed her dream to Nashville where she perfected her songwriting craft and honed her chops at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Not long after, she signed a publishing and recording contract with Curb Records’ imprint Sidewalk Records. Having experienced bullying first hand, Morgan co-wrote her latest single, “Hey Bully” to bring awareness to the growing epidemic.
Keep Those Bully's Down With Morgan at: http://www.morganfraziermusic.com/