WINNER! - 2016 GLOBAL PEACE SONG AWARDS
*** HIP HOP CATEGORY
I'm so excited to announce that the BE NICE song has won in the Global Peace Song Awards in the Hip Hop category as both Jury Voting winner and Public Voting winner! Here is the GPSA video announcement and GPSA press release:
GPSA YOUTUBE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT
GPSA PRESS RELEASE:
GPSA UPDATED PRESS RELEASE:
It is with so much gratitude that I say 'thank you' to those who voted for this song in the Public Voting division and to the judges in the Jury Voting division. I feel it is amazing that this Williamson County Schools' anti-bullying, prokindess campaign song has won this award! I am so grateful to WCS for giving me the opportunity to write and produce this song with Kenny Lamb, to help proliferate a culture of kindness in the Williamson County Schools and now, throughout the globe, via these Global Peace Song Awards. I am truly humbled that it has won the Global Peace Song Award in the Hip Hop category.
The song is available on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-nice-williamson-county/id973660093 and all digital music retailers.
(c) 2015 Betsy Walter & Kenny Lamb
Songwriter(s): Betsy Walter & Kenny Lamb
Arranger(s): Betsy Walter & Kenny Lamb
℗ © 2015 Williamson County Schools
- a SongDriven Media production
Songwriters: Betsy Walter & Kenny Lamb
Cover Art: Sarah Thurman, Franklin High School, Franklin, TN
WHAT IS BE NICE?
It is treating other people the way you want to be treated by being kind, respectful and generous. Here in Williamson County Schools, it’s just what we do!
In 2013-14, a group of Fairview High School students and staff began working on ways to create a culture of kindness in their school. Together, they came up with the slogan BE NICE and began printing t-shirts and signs with the mantra. As the message spread, photos of students, teachers, celebrities and professional athletes holding the BE NICE sign began to appear on social media. More importantly, teachers and students at Fairview High began to report a change in student behavior. Turns out, the BE NICE message was making a real difference!
After witnessing the success at Fairview High, the district decided to expand the message to include all 41 schools and the Williamson County community at large. Now that each school has its own BE NICE sign and t-shirt, the movement is spreading world-wide. From Uganda to the Great Wall of China, photos of the BE NICE sign are popping up on social media, proving that Williamson County students and staff are committed to taking this powerful message with them wherever they go!
On September 3, 2014, Williamson County Schools hosted a special event at the Franklin Theatre to kick-off the start of the district-wide BE NICE movement. Student representatives from each school were joined by mayors from around the county as the district celebrated the BE NICE way of life. Additionally, Mayor Rogers Anderson proclaimed September as “BE NICE Month” in Williamson County.
In March 2015, Williamson County Schools released the BE NICE song, written and produced by Betsy Walter and Kenny Lamb. Williamson County Director of Schools, Mike Looney, who came up with the idea to create a song for the movement, said he hopes the song will not only help sustain the prolific kindness campaign, but take it to the next level.
Williamson County Schools - BE NICE
- Hip Hop Pop R&B