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Lizzie Sider

Lizzie Sider

Lizzie Sider will open the show at America’s National Teenager Pageant by performing her girl anthem song, “Like A Girl” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN, on August 2, 2015. Lizzie will also perform her debut radio single, “Butterfly,” which has over ONE MILLION views on YouTube. In the last 20 months, Lizzie has performed her Bully Prevention Assembly at more than 350 schools throughout every corner of Texas, California and Florida, as well as throughout New York City, greater Washington DC, Nashville, TN, and Phoenix, AZ, for over 150,000 students.

About Lizzie
Lizzie is 17, and has performed all over the country, been on TV and radio many times, and performed over 20 National Anthems at Major League sporting events. Her signature single, “Butterfly,” and her second single release and music video, “I Love You That Much,” charted in the Top 40 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart. Lizzie is passionate about speaking out against bullying, being a positive role model for kids, and making a difference. She is proud to be a spokesperson for organizations such as PACER Teens Against Bullying, GWEN (Global Women’s Empowerment Network) and Hatebrakers.org from whom, in May 2014, she received the “Peter Yarrow Hatebraker Award” for her work in bully prevention. Lizzie was named “Who to Watch in 2013” by the Country Music Association, and she won a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Award for “Butterfly,” which she performed live, at the HMMA awards in Hollywood, CA. Lizzie has also appeared
on Entertaintment Tonight, Fox News, the Home & Family and the Queen Latifah TV shows.

“Nobody Has The Power To Ruin Your Day”®
www.LizzieSider.com

Hello! My name is Alison. I’ve been passionate about country music since I was very young. I got to know music by following styles – rock, southern rock and the country music styles of today – and by cruising through the USA. I’ve also bought a lot of CDs! In recent years, I started broadcasting the “Les News de Nashville” on the Big Cactus Country presented by my friend Johnny Da Piedade. You can read my blog post on the Big Cactus Country site as well as here on the HorizonVU Music Blog and SHOP!

Big Cactus Country Radio Show!!! The best of American Country presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert! The BCC is a syndicated radio Show presented by Johnny Da Piedade and Alison Hebert broadcast weekly more than 250 times. The BCC network is 120 affiliated radio stations in France, Reunion Island, St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and more.

Music City has made its choice! Since the surprise resignation of Steve Moore, former president of the Country Music Association on June 30, the powers the be in Nashville have been in search of a new president.

Sarah Trahern

Sarah Trahern

Steve Moore

Steve Moore

After an extensive research, a vote was finally taken to elect new president. Her name is Sarah Trahern and she takes the reins of the CMA in January 2014! A native of Illinois, Sarah Trahern is far from being a novice in the world of country music. beginning in 2005 she held the position of Senior Vice President of the television channel GAC, Great American Country, and from 2010, she was CEO!

The search was by no means random. As stated in the American press, Troy Tomlinson, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CMA:

Troy Tomlinson

Troy Tomlinson

“We have elected a leader for her talent, but also her knowledge of the world of country music and of course television.” Due to her position at the highest level in the general direction of GAC, Sarah Trahern is well known to record labels, publicists, publishers as well as country artists, which not be will be a surprise to anyone!

Sarah with Alan Jackson

Sarah with Alan Jackson

Sarah woth Jason Aldean

Sarah with Jason Aldean

Sarah with Kenney Chesney

Sarah with Kenney Chesney

Following in the footsteps of her predecessor Steve Moore, Sarah will be responsible for continuing to export U.S. country music to Europe and the rest of the world. We welcome Sarah Trahern to the post of President of the CMA and we wish her success.


Petrella

Petrella

Petrella has performed with Tracy Lawrence, Rhonda Vincent, Gladys Knight, Laythan Armour (WOW Gospel Producer), the LuLu Washington (choreographer for movie Avatar) Dancers and at the very First FanFest in Anaheim California with Diamond Rio. Patty Labelle has labeled Petrella “The Singer” and Whoppi Goldberg gave her the handle “First Lady of Country Soul”. She tells us “I didn”t choose country music; it chose me. I came from the country…it is a part of who I am.”

As the first female African-American country artist in the U.S., Petrella is a sensation. Pioneering a new form of country flavored with soul, gospel and roots accents, Petrella released her debut disc “Countryversial” in 1993. She appeared on the cover of the respected industry trade publication “Cashbox” in 1994. In fact, her single, “Blues Stay Away from Me” was the #1 ranked independent single by that magazine. Among her other hits, “I Found Somebody” spent 14 weeks on the national Top 100 Country Singles Chart and famed recording artist/songwriter Brenda Russell wrote a tune for Petrella, “When the Night Rolls In”.

Petrella has been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Performer of the Year by a variey of music industry organizations and publication between 1994-2004 including Nashville Tracker magazine and the Tennessee Songwriters Association. She has had 3 CDs produced by the legendary record producer, author and award winning radio personality Jack Gale, who has produced for platinum recording artists for more than 40 years including Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gale, Willie Nelson, Charley Daniels, Johnny Paycheck, Little Jimmie Dickens, George Jones and Tommy and Johnny Cash.

She has worked with some of the greatest studio musicians in Nashville, including drummer Eddie Bayers (played on 150 gold and platinum albums, received the Academy of Country Music ‘Drummer of the Year Award’ for eight straight years, and has three times won the Nashville Music Awards ‘Drummer of the Year’), fiddle player Rob Hajacos (played on George Strait, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney’s albums), slide guitar legend Buddy Emmons (Recorded with The Carpenters, Nancy Sinatra, Ray Charles, George Strait, Ricky Skaggs, The Everly Brothers and Willie Nelson) the renown Kevin Dorsey (vocal director for Michael Jackson’s concert tours, including the Dangerous and History world tours), and Oren Waters (member of the nation’s most successful backup singing group The Waters).

In 2003, she received the Golden Microphone Award at the Airplay International King Eagle Awards. In 2004, Petrella performed live at the King Eagle Awards show, where she receive the Producer”s Choice Award. Later that year, she hosted the fourth annual D.A.T.”s B.A.D. gala “Showtime at the Horner”, honoring the Charitable Christian Medical Clinics, as well as appeared in concert at venues throughout the South and Midwest (including Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Arkansas).

Petrella’s latest CD “Shine on Me”, released this month (February 4) produced by Gale, celebrates 25 years in the country music business as an independent artist. This CD reflects the Country-Soul nature of Petrella’s music by fusing country, Gospel, R&B and rock. Have a look and listen…you’ll get it! “18 Reasons to Live, Laugh and Love”.

Petrella is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), The Reunion of Professional Entertainers (ROPE), the Country Music Association (CMA), and she owns her own Record Label and Publishing Company. Five of her singles have reached the top 100.

Visit Petrella at http://www.countryversial.com/


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