Canadian country recording artist Ryan Laird has been motivating kids to "chase their dreams" and "never give up" at numerous elementary schools across Ontario recently. Ryan was bullied in grade school and has been sharing his story with thousands of Upper Grand District School Board kids through his song "Hey Ashley". Ryan wrote the song about his experience with a childhood bully named Ashley.
Hey Ashley - Ryan Laird
Ryan says, "There is a large anti-bullying movement in schools right now. No child should have to complain about not wanting to go to school due to a bully. I'm hoping to motivate as many kids as I can to never stop chasing their dreams and never let a bully stand in your way of success and happyness in life!"
At the schools, Ryan performs numerous songs amidst speaking about his personal experience with bullying. He also takes time for a question & answer session with students after the concert.
TWO TIME CCMA AWARD NOMINEE
RYAN LAIRD FINALLY MEETS TAYLOR SWIFT
AT THE CCMA AWARD SHOW ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 IN SASKATOON
Congratulations to Ryan Laird on his 2012 Canadian Country Music Awards nominations. Ryan is nominated in two categories:
CCMA Video Of The Year - I'm Your Man
CCMA Rising Star
The 2012 CCMA's will be broadcast on the CBC and take place on Sunday, September 9th at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK. Good luck to all the nominees!