|Birth name||Lacey Nicole Mosley|
September 4, 1981 |
Arlington, Texas, U.S.
|Genres||Alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Songwriter, Singer, Guitarist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, piano|
Early life and education
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.
Sturm provided backing vocals on "Run to You" and "Born Again", two tracks on Christian rock band Third Day's 2008 album Revelation. 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.
Sturm recorded a song, "Heavy Prey", for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack.
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.
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. 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, freestyle motocross athlete Ronnie Faisst, and lead singer of the band Islander Mikey Carvajal.
Sturm has a role in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's worldwide video, The Cross, released in November 2013. 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.
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.
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.
Sturm was a guest vocalist on the track "Take the Bullets Away" by We As Human.
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." 
Solo Project: Lacey
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!" The band is premiering October 14 at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, NC.
- "Youth of the Nation" – P.O.D. (Satellite)(Live MTV New Year's Eve 2007)
- "Alive" – P.O.D. (Satellite)(Live MTV New Year's Eve 2007)
- "Lights Out" – P.O.D. (Testify)(Live MTV New Year's Eve 2007)
- "Born Again" and "Run to You" – Third Day (Revelation)
- "Vendetta Black" – Resident Hero (The White EP, Look)
- "Time Is Nothing" – Resident Hero (Look)
- "The Nearness" – David Crowder Band (Church Music)
- "Broken Pieces" – Apocalyptica (7th Symphony)
- "Courage" – Orianthi
- "Heavy Prey" – Geno Lenardo (Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack))
- "Take the Bullets Away" – We as Human (We as Human)
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