30 Oct 2013 17:25 Africa/Lagos
MTV Launches Impactful New Video From Country Artist, Morgan Frazier
Video Tackles Reality of Bullying and Premieres on Act.MTV.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sidewalk/Curb recording artist Morgan Frazier announces that her debut music video, "Hey Bully" world premieres on act.mtv.com. The video addresses tough, real world issues and does not shy away from the truth about bullying. Frazier, who was picked on herself, to the point where she was taken out of school and put in home school, co-wrote the impactful country tune with Sherrie Austin and Tiffany Goss.
"I am so glad that MTV is helping to bring this issue to the forefront, and I applaud act.mtv.com for encouraging folks to truly act on this and to join Stand For The Silent and myself. I've had the pleasure of working with Kirk and Laura Smalley of Stand For The Silent everywhere from middle and high schools to major corporate headquarters to address bullying head on. The effects of bullying and the tragedies it can leave behind in today's world must end. We made this video in an effort to get parents, kids and educators talking about the reality of this issue and to teach kids that suicide is not an option. One child lost is one too many," says Frazier.
View the World Premiere of the video at: http://bit.ly/HEYBULLY
Frazier has partnered with Stand for the Silent (SFTS), whose mission it is to bring global awareness to the disturbing issue of bullying in today's society. SFTS has been a part of Director Lee Hirsch's feature film, Bully, as well as The Bully Effect, a documentary on CNN's AC360. SFTS was started after Kirk and Laura Smalley's son Ty committed suicide in May of 2010 following a school suspension for defending himself against a bully. In their pledge to never stop the fight against school bullying, Kirk and Laura conduct Stand for the Silent presentations at middle and high schools all across the world.
According to Stand For The Silent, the statistics on bullying are alarming:
Every 7 seconds a child is bullied in this world
160,000 kids stay home from school every day due to fear of bullying
25% of high school students in America will actually have a plan to take their own life before they graduate
"Hey Bully" is available now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/heybully
Kids and adults alike can take the SFTS pledge to stop bullying: www.standforthesilent.org
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 CDs, 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.
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.
Video with caption: "MTV premieres Country Music Artist Morgan Frazier's powerful new video, "Hey Bully". Directed by Eric Welch of Broken Poet Productions, the video tackles the tough, real world issues of bullying in today's society. Morgan Frazier co-wrote and recorded the song based on her own life experiences with the issue. "Hey Bully" is available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/heybully." Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAgPvqzboUQ#t=12
Image with caption: "Morgan Frazier unites with Stand For The Silent to provide anti-bullying presentations to middle and high school students all across the US. Morgan, who was bullied as a child, co-wrote and recorded her new song "Hey Bully" about her own experiences. MTV premieres the country artist's powerful new video at http://bit.ly/HEYBULLY. "Hey Bully" is also available now on iTunes at http://bit.ly/heybully. To learn more about Stand for the Silent and what Kirk and Laura Smalley are doing in middle and high schools across the world, visit www.standforthesilent.org." Image available at: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131030/MM07294
SOURCE Sidewalk/Curb Records