MTV Launches Impactful New Video From Country Artist, Morgan Frazier
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.