BRIANNA FLETCHER HALVERSON
Raised in Fort Worth, Texas and singing on stage since she was three years old, Briana Fletcher wrote over 200 songs by the age of 15 to help her cope with bullying. To date, she has released three EPs, all of which include her original songs. Her music video “Waste Time” is one of her most popular original tunes, bringing in over 10,000 views on YouTube. When Brianna graduated in 2012, she started the Teen Guidance Foundation with her family to help other students overcome adversity and change the culture of bullying.
In 2014, Brianna was awarded Top 11 in North America for “The Voice Bootcamp” where she performed on Extra TV for Mario Lopez and Maria Menounos. She also won the best original song for the Nashville CWIMA competition, opened for artists like Brandon Chase, was a contestant for Season 5 of The Voice, and performed at the Gaylord Texan for a corporate event where over 15,000 people attended. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee and continues to travel all over the United States playing her original songs and touring with the Debully team to bring hope to students who need to know their value and worth. In the past year, Brianna has shared her story with over 40,000 students.
Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and greatly influenced by her family of musicians and singers, Katelynn fell in love with music at an early age. After enduring a very difficult time in school with bullying, Katelynn discovered music was her biggest passion. The lies that were planted back in middle school led to bouts of anxiety and depression as she grew older, which she now talks about when she tells her story of the revelation of her worth and value. She also enjoys modeling and playing with her dogs. Animals became great therapy for her when she was being bullied in elementary and junior high school. Katelynn found her voice when she joined her sister Brianna to share her message at the Debully assemblies. She helped her family start the Teen Guidance Foundation and now uses her natural gifts of leadership and speaking to give voice to those who have remained silent about being bullied. She has spoken to over 40,000 students the past year and is astounded at how her story has impacted so many lives. In the assemblies, Katelynn performs songs such as “I Am” and “In My Blood,” letting students know how beautiful they are, helping them embrace their differences, and encouraging them to seek trusted counselors and loved ones in times of crisis. Her inspirational story teaches students to persevere and never give up!