Lacey Sturm

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Lacey Sturm
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Sturm performing with Flyleaf in San Francisco, California during the Memento Mori Tour on November 1, 2009.
Background information
Birth name Lacey Nicole Mosley
Born (1981-09-04) September 4, 1981 (age 32)
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
Genres Alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock
Occupations Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano
Years active 2000–present
Website www.laceysturm.com

Lacey Nicole Sturm (née Mosley, born September 4, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter from Arlington, Texas. She is co-founder and former lead vocalist of the hard rock band Flyleaf.

Early life and education[edit]

Sturm was an atheist prior to becoming a Christian.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Flyleaf[edit]

In 2000, Sturm began to play with drummer James Culpepper. The pair worked with guitarists Sameer Bhattacharya and Jared Hartmann. In 2002, Pat Seals, Flyleaf's current bassist, joined, forming a group named Passerby. Due to legal reasons, they renamed themselves Flyleaf in June 2004.[3]

Sturm provided backing vocals on "Run to You" and "Born Again", two tracks on Christian rock band Third Day's 2008 album Revelation.[4] Sturm received a pair of Grammy nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards for her work with Third Day: "Born Again" was nominated for Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Performance.[5]

Sturm has also worked with Apocalyptica on their song "Broken Pieces" and with Orianthi on the song "Courage."[6]

Sturm recorded a song, "Heavy Prey", for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack.[7]

Sturm revealed on her website in September 2013 that she signed a publishing deal with Baker Publishing Group for a new book to be released in 2014.[8]

On October 22, 2012, shortly before the release of New Horizons, Sturm revealed that she had quit Flyleaf.[9][10] The album was nominated for the 2012 Rock Album of the Year Dove Award.[11]

The Whosoevers[edit]

The Whosoevers is a movement set out to build and strengthen the youth to creatively inspire one another to stand together and make a difference. The non-profit organization was founded in 2009 as a collaboration between Sonny Sandoval, Ryan Ries and Brian "Head" Welch with the intent to positively impact today’s music, skateboarding and art culture.[12][13] In doing so The Whosoevers now partners with a range of organizations from rehab centers and public school programs to human trafficking prevention and local charities. Ambassadors include Sturm, Annie Lobert and freestyle motocross athlete Ronnie Faisst.[citation needed]

Other work[edit]

Sturm has a role in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's worldwide video, The Cross, released in November 2013.[14] Lecrae and Sturm share the video in honor of Dr. Graham's 95th birthday. She sings the final song: "Mercy Tree". An accompanying album, My Hope, on which Sturm has two songs, "The Reason" and "Mercy Tree" will be released.[15]

Sturm has previously been involved with Hot Topic; modeling for their new clothing line, LOVEsick.[16]

She has also been featured as a solo performer in Franklin Graham's "Rock the Lakes", "Rock the Range", and "Rock the River" evangelistic tours throughout mid-August and late September 2011 where she gave her testimony and sang two songs: a self-written song entitled "The Reason", and an acoustic version of "Born Again" by Third Day. Sturm performed at most "Rock the Lakes" and "Rock the River" events again in 2012.[17]

Shortly after giving birth to her second son in August 2013, Sturm embarked on a nationwide speaking tour with Nick Hall of PULSE, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization. The ResetMovement is described on their website as empowering a generation to live fully for Jesus.[18]

Personal life[edit]

On September 6, 2008 she married Joshua Sturm, the guitarist for the band Kairos, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Flyleaf[edit]

Main article: Flyleaf discography

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.mojpribeh.sk/zahranicne-pribehy/i19/?lang=en
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFcY4RIEBNg
  3. ^ FAQ at Flyleaf Online, Retrieved October 30, 2008
  4. ^ "Revelation" album review, CCM Magazine.com, accessed July 2, 2009
  5. ^ Donovan, Kevin. "Third Day Leads 'Gospel' Artists with 3 Grammy Nods". The Christian Post. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ TeamIGA. "Orianthi: News: "Courage" Featuring Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf". Interscope Records.com. Universal Music Group. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. January 17, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Baker Publishing Group". Baker Publishing Group. September 2013. Retrieved September 2013. 
  9. ^ "A Message". Flyleaf. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ http://www.fuse.tv/2012/10/flyleaf-lacey-sturm-leaves-band
  11. ^ "Dove Award Nominees". GMA Dove Awards. October 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ Smith, Debra (Spring 2011). "The Whosoevers - Bringing Youth to Christ". In Price, Tom. Calvary Chapel Magazine (Calvary Chapel Magazine) 47: 36–43. 
  13. ^ http://www.calvarychapel.com/mission/training-and-support/view/the-whosoevers/
  14. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved November 2013.  http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/programs/
  15. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved November 18, 2013.  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/my-hope-songs-inspired-by/id712049695
  16. ^ "WATCH: Lacey Sturm Of Flyleaf's Hot Minute Interview | Hot Topic". Community.hottopic.com. April 28, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ Chismar, Janet. "BGEA: Rock the Lakes: Saturday Update". Billygraham.org. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ "ResetMovement". Reset Movement. Retrieved October 2013.