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Morgan Frazier Premieres Video for Hey Bully

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Sidewalk/Curb recording artist Morgan Frazier‘s debut music video, Hey Bully, world premiered on act.mtv.com. The video addresses tough, real world issues and does not shy away from the truth about bullying. Morgan, who was picked on herself, to the point where she was taken out of school and home schooled thereafter, co-wrote the 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 Morgan.

Suzi Oravec’s “Let Our Love Burn” Airs on The Real World: St. Thomas

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Pop/Country singer Suzi Oravec has a reason to be excited tonight. Her song, “Let Our Love Burn,” is airing tonight on MTV’s “The Real World: St. Thomas at 10pm eastern. Suzi and MTV have joined together to give fans a free download of the song between August 1st-7th. Last year, Oravec released her debut album entitled “Love and Lies” and penned all ten tracks herself. Don’t forget to download “Let Our Love Burn” at MTV.com.

Is MTV ignoring Country music? Country shut out of VMAs.

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Country Music got completely shut out this year for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Not even Taylor Swift or Lady Antebellum, country’s hottest cross-over acts, got a single nomination in any category. Last year, Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” was nominated for best female video but lost out to Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance.” It looks like country music has slowly been faded out from the awards since Kanye West’s interruption of Swift’s best female video win for “You Belong With Me” in 2009. That event set off the country music world on Twitter, with everyone from Kelly Clarkson to Blake Shelton sending nasty tweets West’s way for stage crashing her acceptance speech.

There’s no question that Swift is one of the strongest country crossover acts in nearly a decade, and even Rolling Stone agreed by naming her and Underwood the “Queens of Pop” earlier this month. Swift has been nominated for both pop and country Grammy awards. She’s one of the biggest acts today, selling out arenas and singing in the pouring rain for her fans… but she isn’t good enough for an award on a pop music show. The MTV VMA’s have a best rock and best hip-hop category (which end up being nominated for “best video” anyway), but no best country category.

What’s even more shocking is that Lady Antebellum weren’t nominated either, after the year they had with their own crossover success. Does MTV not want to recognize country music? They seem to love having hip-hop and rap music take front and center at their award shows, along with the usually off-key and poorly choreographed performances that follow.

I guess there’s a reason I usually stick to country music award shows. What do you think? Is MTV ignoring country music, or do you think we’re better off keeping country in country?