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Press Release

July 20, 2012
Contact: Julie Hertzog 952-838-9000, [email protected]

PACER spokesperson Kylie Morgan performs with Jason Aldean in her national television debut July 23 on E!

Seventeen-year-old Kylie Morgan, whose story and music are featured on PACER’s TeensAgainstBullying website, will make her national television debut Monday, July 23. The Land Run recording artist from Newcastle, Okla., will open for country music megastar Jason Aldean on the new reality show “Opening Act.” The program airs at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central on E! Entertainment Television.

“It’s the opportunity I have been waiting for forever,” said Kylie, who is a spokesperson for PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “I have been a big fan of Jason’s, so when I found out I would be opening for him it was a dream come true.”

Kylie has been delivering her bullying prevention message to audiences across the country. Now she will tell her story to 80 million E! subscribers nationwide. “PACER has been a great organization that I have cared about for a long time,” she said. “I talked about my bullying prevention campaign "It Matters What We Do" on the show and my work with PACER.”

“Opening Act” was developed by Nigel Lythgoe, creator of the hit reality show “American Idol.” Producers scour the Internet to find undiscovered talent on You Tube, and chosen performers have the opportunity to open for a major star in a live concert. Kylie was flown to Nashville where she had just five days to prepare for her big break. “The idea of the show is to take someone from singing in their bedroom to a huge stage and give them the opportunity of a lifetime,” Kylie said. “There were no auditions, no judges, no contests. That’s what’s great about the show — it’s different.”

On “Opening Act” Kylie performs “Phoebe,” a song she wrote about a teen who committed suicide after being bullied.

“We are just so happy for Kylie. She has been such a great supporter of PACER’s work and has done so much to help prevent bullying,” said Julie Hertzog, Director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. “Now she is carrying the message of hope to millions of people.”

For more information on the work of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, visit To learn more about Kylie Morgan, visit