Lacey Sturm

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Lacey Sturm
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 33)
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

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]



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 amicably left 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]

Sturm was a guest vocalist on the track "Take the Bullets Away" by We As Human.

Personal life[edit]

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



Main article: Flyleaf discography

Guest appearances[edit]


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  3. ^ FAQ at Flyleaf Online, Retrieved October 30, 2008
  4. ^ "Revelation" album review, CCM, 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 Universal Music Group. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". 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. 
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  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. 
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  14. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Retrieved November 2013.
  15. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  16. ^ "WATCH: Lacey Sturm Of Flyleaf's Hot Minute Interview | Hot Topic". April 28, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  17. ^ Chismar, Janet. "BGEA: Rock the Lakes: Saturday Update". Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  18. ^ "ResetMovement". Reset Movement. Retrieved October 2013.