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 33)
Arlington, Texas, United States
Genres Alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock
Occupation(s) 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 and lesbian[1] prior to becoming a Christian.[2][3]

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.[4]

Sturm provided backing vocals on "Run to You" and "Born Again", two tracks on Christian rock band Third Day's 2008 album Revelation.[5] 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.[6]

Sturm has also worked with Apocalyptica on their song "Broken Pieces" and with Orianthi on the song "Courage."[7]

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

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.[12]

The Whosoevers[edit]

The Whosoevers is a movement fueled by an overwhelming need to encourage individuals and speak purpose into the lives of millions around the world. 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.[13][14] Ambassadors include Sturm, Annie Lobert, freestyle motocross athlete Ronnie Faisst, and lead singer of the band Islander Mikey Carvajal.[15][16][17]

Other work[edit]

Sturm has a role in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's worldwide video, The Cross, released in November 2013.[18] 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.[19][20]

Sturm has previously been involved with Hot Topic; modeling for their new clothing line, LOVEsick.[21]

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.[22]

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.[23]

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

The Reason[edit]

In September 2014 Lacey Sturm's book "The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living" was published. Sturm's book is an autobiography about her struggles in life, how she over came them, and inspiration to those who are struggling themselves. "The day Lacey Sturm planned to kill herself was the day her old life ended. As an atheist who hated Christians, she thought church was a place for hypocrites, fakers, and simpletons. After a screaming match with her grandmother, she ended up in the back of a sanctuary, hating everyone in the room. But what happened in that room is The Reason she is alive today." [24]

Solo Project: Lacey[edit]

On October 13, 2014 Lacey announced via social media; Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, that she had a new band that was being put together. "[We're working on] solo project and we are calling it Lacey. The brilliant drummer Tom Gascon, amazing bassist Ben Hull, my husband Josh Sturm who's an awesome guitarist and I have written some of my favorite heavy rock songs ever. And we will be rocking them for you tomorrow night! I can't wait!"[25] The band is premiering October 14 at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.[26][27]

Personal life[edit]

On September 6, 2008 she married Joshua Sturm, the guitarist for the band Kairos, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[28] The couple have two sons together.

Discography[edit]

Flyleaf[edit]

Main article: Flyleaf discography

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.breathecast.com/articles/lacey-sturm-found-jesus-left-suicide-drugs-homosexuality-behind-died-19694 Lacey Sturm Found Jesus & Left Suicide, Drugs, and Homosexuality Behind: "Sturm worked on sobering up off of drugs and drinking, slowly weened off the cigarettes, and broke up with her girlfriend."
  2. ^ "Môj príbeh". Mojpribeh.sk. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Lacey Sturm about her ex-girlfriend". YouTube.com. 2012-10-27. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. ^ "The latest news, information, tour dates, pictures, mp3s, videos, lyrics and more". Flyleafonline.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ Donovan, Kevin. "Third Day Leads 'Gospel' Artists with 3 Grammy Nods". The Christian Post. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  7. ^ TeamIGA. "Orianthi: News: "Courage" Featuring Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf". Interscope Records.com. Universal Music Group. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. January 17, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ "A Message". Flyleaf. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Flyleaf Frontwoman Lacey Sturm Leaves Band - Music News - Fuse". Fuse.tv. 2012-10-31. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  11. ^ "Dove Award Nominees". GMA Dove Awards. October 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Baker Publishing Group". Baker Publishing Group. September 2013. Retrieved September 2013. 
  13. ^ Smith, Debra (Spring 2011). Price, Tom, ed. "The Whosoevers - Bringing Youth to Christ". Calvary Chapel Magazine (Calvary Chapel Magazine) 47: 36–43. 
  14. ^ "The Whosoevers". Calvarychapel.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  15. ^ "Mayhem Festival Discovery: Islander, ‘Coconut Dracula’". Banana1015.com. 2014-07-19. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  16. ^ "The Whosoevers - Ronnie Faisst on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. 2012-08-03. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  17. ^ "The Whosoevers - Timeline Photos". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  18. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved November 2013. 
  19. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  20. ^ "iTunes - Music - My Hope: Songs Inspired By the Message and Mission of Billy Graham by Various Artists". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-10-15. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  21. ^ "WATCH: Lacey Sturm Of Flyleaf's Hot Minute Interview | Hot Topic". Community.hottopic.com. April 28, 2011. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  22. ^ Chismar, Janet. "BGEA: Rock the Lakes: Saturday Update". Billygraham.org. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  23. ^ "ResetMovement". Reset Movement. Retrieved October 2013. 
  24. ^ "The Reason". Bakerpublishinggroup.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  25. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  26. ^ "Lacey Sturm on Twitter: "Greensboro! Come out tomorrow night to see me & my new band! http://t.co/iqDmn1iXvZ"". Twitter.com. 2014-10-13. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  27. ^ "Lacey Sturm - Mobile Uploads". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  28. ^ "Lacey Mosley Bio | Lacey Mosley Career". MTV.com. Retrieved 2015-03-31.