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Country music singer Kane Harrison talks to NewsChannel5 while shooting segments for a new music video. Country music singer Kane Harrison talks to NewsChannel5 while shooting segments for a new music video.
Singer/songwriter Kane Harrison watches as parts of a new music video about bullying are filmed. Singer/songwriter Kane Harrison watches as parts of a new music video about bullying are filmed.

by Jason Lamb

GALLATIN, Tenn. - A bullied boy from Sumner County has been picked to be featured in a country music video.

Bryson Woods, age 13, has dealt with bullying at two Sumner county schools. A Facebook page dedicated to stopping bullying in Sumner County schools in support of Bryson has gathered more than 1,100 followers.

Media attention of Bryson's struggle caught the attention of country music singer/songwriter Kane Harrison. The Australian singer decided to feature Bryson in an upcoming music video for a song about bullying.

The new music video, aimed at preventing bullying, will feature Bryson himself.

Harrison said he wanted to show Bryson and his brother, Benjamin, tackling one of the most complex things in a young person's life.

"They're true survivors of bullying and they're just kids out there trying to have as much fun as they can," said Harrison.

Part of the music video was shot at Bryson's house Sunday, featuring Bryson's answers to tough questions about being bullied.

Harrison said he hoped his video would bring attention to the problem he said faces too many kids in schools.

"I think as a songwriter and artist, of course we can't do it all the time, but when we get the opportunity to stand for something we believe in, I think we should," Harrison said.

Bryson's mom, Kim Woods, hoped the video would help her son heal, but would also motivate more kids to reach out.

"I hope it gives them the courage to go to their parents or to go to authorities and say, ‘This is happening to me – I need help,'" said Woods.

The title of the song that Kane has written is called "Slow Burn." The video will also feature pictures of young people who have committed suicide as a result of bullying.

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