TeenInfoNet Weekend Roundup! (01.21.2015)

 

Welcome to the end of January where we are getting ready for the Grammy’s and keeping up with the tangled web of our favorite celebrities relationships!

 

TI Exclusive: In The Studio With Dylan Rey!

Rising star, Dylan Rey, has a busy schedule for 2015. The 15 year old Texas native singer will not only be joining the Teen Nation Tour to help support anti-bullying, but will also be flying across the pond for his first ever performance in Dubai for the Red Fest Music festival joining artists such as Iggy Azalea, Tinashe, Rixton, and several more.

We caught up with the young singer during his stay in Los Angeles where he has very busy between rehearsals and even shooting his first music video for his new song, She Gets Me. Check out our exclusive interview with Dylan Rey and be sure to check him out at DylanRey.com!

Video Credits: Crystal Ng

Popular Anti-Bullying ‘Teen Nation Tour’ Set To Hit Road Again In 2015!

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In 2009, a man named Lee Wilson came face-to-face with the harshness of bullying when his own son faced a situation with a bully that turned physical. With this happening, Mr. Wilson stepped up, this experience pulling him to create a community program that needed to make kids and teens aware of the bullying within their own communities, including ways to help prevent it. Thus, the Teen Nation Tour was born!

The Teen Nation Tour is a peer-to-peer community service program that prides itself on educating and entertaining youth about bullying in a way students can relate and that is through the power of music.

Aiming toward schools, this tour features young music artists from across the country who are known for their top music hits appearing on radio shows, YouTube, television and more. Not only do these amazing young people take the time to share their experiences and knowledge of bullying, they also perform concerts at different venues.

They recently ended their 2014 Tour in December. Now, the Teen Nation Tour will be ready to hit the pavement starting this January 2015 coming to a city near you with their 2015 Teen Nation “”Timeout” To End Bullying” Campaign. Their plans are all set to visit over 20,000 kids in schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, children’s hospital and other youth organizations. An amazing part of this tour is where Teen Nation will choose a nominated student in each city they visit to award the Teen Excellence award.

The tour plans begin on January 12th making stops in Dallas, Texas; San Antonio, Texas and Austin, Texas then picking back up in the fall heading up the west coast to Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; Phoenix, Arizona and so many more wonderful places!

Many performers will be joining the Tour this year, including the face of the Teen Nation Tour and headliner, JRyan. Others joining in on this fantastic campaign are Dylan Rey, Simply Rayne, Aingea Venuto, Celeste Kellogg, Jared Salas, RebelMann, Faith Marie, Jeremiah Jay, Savannah Garza, Rudi Alizah, Colton Jacobson, Kaylin Roberson and Delaney Ann!

It’s truly amazing what Teen Nation Tour has accomplished so far in the last few years for many communities. They began with only with a few cities back in 2012, but Teen Nation Tour has grown in 2014 to reach more than half a million people — more than 330 schools and venues in over 40 cities in 22 states! And this year, they’re ready to reach even further!

Perhaps one day, every community in the country will join them in the fight against bullying; helping to raise awareness and learning prevention methods.

Did you know that bullying has become one of the greatest widespread issues children, teens and young adults face a lot of these days? What some people don’t know is that it can happen anywhere, not only in school or on the bus. Bullying has no limitations or restrictions as it can range from simple teasing and name-calling to a severe physical altercation to a nasty text message you receive on your phone.

Many different forms of bullying exist that you or someone you know might be dealing with/have dealt with such as:

  • Verbalinsults, mean jokes, teasing, etc.
  • Physicalhitting, kicking, physical attack upon a person, etc.
  • Indirectcruel rumors, purposeful exclusion from group/activities, etc.
  • Cyberbullying an electronic medium-type of bullying which can consist of text messages, emails, chatrooms, IMs, etc. Also fits in with “Indirect” bullying.

If you or someone you know has experienced any form of bullying, help make a stand and say “TIMEOUT!” as it’s time to stop!

For more information on the amazing Teen Nation Tour, please head to www.TeenNationTour.org!

Rising Music Sensation, Dylan Rey, Selected To Join Teen Nation Anti-Bullying Tour!

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You don’t have to look very hard in today’s society to see just how serious bullying has become in our schools and communities. According to statistics reported recently, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying. This comes as no surprise to Dylan Rey, Dallas native who has personally felt the wrath of bullies himself in school.

Dylan Rey is a young rising star who is grateful for his fame and success but has never forgotten how blessed he was to be able to overcome those bullies and learn to believe in himself and his talents and gain the strength to make these dreams come true!

Dylan Rey has a big year ahead for 2015. Not only will he be joining the Teen Nation Tour ,that just wrapped up their 2014 tour after visiting over 1.3 million teens in schools across the U.S. Dylan Rey will also be releasing his brand new single, Gray- being produced by Music A&R and multiple platinum, double Grammy Music Producer , Andrew Lane. Dylan also recently performed at the Ryan Seacrest studios at the Dallas Children’s Hospital and has been selected by Make-a-Wish to help one young girl with big music dreams come true! In addition to all of this Dylan will be shooting his first music video in LA January 5th for his song, “She Gets Me”. Also while in LA. Dylan will be opening for Diggy Simmons, Jacob Latimore, and Trevor Jackson from Disney and hosted by Zendaya from Disney Channel. Dylan Rey will also be performing for the first time in Dubai at the Red Fest Music festival!

Dylan Rey will join the tour January 19th when the tour kicks off in his hometown of Dallas following that stop he will then he will head to in the Houston, San Antonio, Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Phoenix and many more cities.

Dylan looks forward to being a role model to other teens out there not just with bullying but helping others become more understanding and compassionate of others, this is something that is especially close to Dylan’s heart. Dylan Rey is already being called the next Bruno Mars meets Michael Buble with dimples by industry experts.

Dylan Rey has recently wrapped up performances in Austin, Dallas and performed at the Nascar Bank of America 500 fan zone in Charlotte, NC.

To learn more about Teen Nation Tour, visit their website at www.teennationtour.com.

 

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