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Lacey Sturm

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
Lacey Nicole Mosley
Born (1981-09-04) September 4, 1981 (age 36)
Homestead, Florida, United States
Origin Belton, Texas, United States
Genres Alternative metal, post-grunge, hard rock
Musician, songwriter, singer, author
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano
2000-present
Labels Followspot
Flyleaf
Website laceysturm.com

Lacey Nicole Sturm (née Mosley, previously Carder, born September 4, 1981) is an American singer and songwriter from Homestead, Florida, raised in Arlington, Texas.[1] She is co-founder and former lead vocalist of the hard rock band Flyleaf. In February 2016, Sturm became the first solo female to top the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart with her debut release.[2]

Early life and education

Sturm was an atheist[3] prior to becoming a Christian.[4][1] She had contemplated suicide and then ended up in a church where a man spoke to her what she believed to be words from God, which led to her becoming a Christian.[5][page needed]

Career

Flyleaf

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.[6]

Sturm provided backing vocals on "Run to You" and "Born Again", two tracks on Christian rock band Third Day's 2008 album Revelation.[7] 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.[8]

Sturm has also worked with Apocalyptica on their song "Broken Pieces" and with Orianthi on the song "Courage."[9]

Sturm recorded a song, "Heavy Prey", for the Underworld: Awakening soundtrack.[10]

On October 22, 2012, shortly before the release of New Horizons, Sturm revealed that she had amicably left Flyleaf.[11][12] The album was nominated for the 2012 Rock Album of the Year Dove Award.[13]

Sturm revealed on her website in September 2013 that she signed a publishing deal with Baker Publishing Group. Her first book was released in 2014 and her second was scheduled to be released October 2016.[14]

The Whosoevers

The Whosoevers is a movement fueled by what the founders see as 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.[15][16] Ambassadors include Sturm, Annie Lobert, freestyle motocross athlete Ronnie Faisst, and lead singer of the band Islander Mikey Carvajal.[17][18][19]

Other work

Sturm has a role in the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association's worldwide video, The Cross, released in November 2013.[20]Lecrae and Sturm share the video in honor of 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" was released.[21][22]

Sturm has previously been involved with Hot Topic, modeling for their clothing line LOVEsick.[23]

She was also 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.[24]

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.[25]

Sturm was a guest vocalist on the 2013 track "Take the Bullets Away" by We as Human.[26]

The Reason

In September 2014 Lacey Sturm's first 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 overcame 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." [27]

It was announced in March 2016 that her second book titled: The Mystery: Finding Love in a World of Broken Lovers will be available in October 2016. In this book Lacey shares her journey from heartbreak to wholeness with young women.[14]

Solo

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!"[28] The band premiered October 2014 at The Blind Tiger in Greensboro, North Carolina.[29][30]

Her debut solo album, Life Screams, was released in 2016 opening at No. 74 on the Billboard 200, topping the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart, No. 7 on Alternative Albums and No. 8 on Top Rock Albums.[2] In 2017, Sturm toured with American hard rock band Letters from the Fire.[31]

In March and April 2018, Sturm plans to tour with Red, Righteous Vendetta and Messer.[32][33]

Personal life

On September 6, 2008, she married Joshua Sturm, the guitarist for the band Kairos, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[34] The couple have three sons together.

Discography

Flyleaf

Solo albums

Solo singles

Year Title Peak position Albums
US
Mainstream Rock
[35]
US
Christ.
US
Rock
US
Alt.
2015 "Impossible" 27 1 20 38 Life Screams
2016 "Life Screams" -- 32 -- --
"I'm Not Laughing" -- -- -- --
"Rot" -- -- -- --
2017 "You're Not Alone" -- 14 -- --

Music videos

  • "Rot" (2016)
  • "The Soldier" (2018)

Guest appearances

Bibliography

  • The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living (October 2014)
  • The Mystery: Finding Love in a World of Broken Lovers (October 2016))


References

  1. ^ a b "Lacey Sturm about her ex-girlfriend". YouTube. October 27, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lacey Sturm Found Jesus & Left Suicide, Drugs, and Homosexuality Behind; Died to Self and was Spiritually Reborn (INTERVIEW 2)". BREATHEcast. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ "Môj príbeh". Mojpribeh.sk. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ Sturm, Lacey (2014). The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living. Baker Books. ISBN 978-1-4412-4652-3. 
  6. ^ "The latest news, information, tour dates, pictures, mp3s, videos, lyrics and more". Flyleafonline.com. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ [1] Archived October 11, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Donovan, Kevin. "Third Day Leads 'Gospel' Artists with 3 Grammy Nods". The Christian Post. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ TeamIGA. "Orianthi: News: "Courage" Featuring Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf". Interscope Records. Universal Music Group. Retrieved 2012. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Underworld: Awakening (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". iTunes Store. January 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ "A Message". Flyleaf. October 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  12. ^ "Flyleaf Frontwoman Lacey Sturm Leaves Band - Music News - Fuse". Fuse.tv. October 31, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dove Award Nominees". GMA Dove Awards. October 2013. Archived from the original on February 11, 2015. Retrieved 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "The Mystery: Finding Love in a World of Broken Lovers". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ Smith, Debra (Spring 2011). Price, Tom, ed. "The Whosoevers - Bringing Youth to Christ". Calvary Chapel Magazine. Calvary Chapel Magazine. 47: 36-43. 
  16. ^ "The Whosoevers". Calvarychapel.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  17. ^ "Mayhem Festival Discovery: Islander, 'Coconut Dracula'". Banana1015.com. July 19, 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  18. ^ "The Whosoevers - Ronnie Faisst on Vimeo". Vimeo.com. August 3, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Whosoevers - Timeline Photos". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  20. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved 2013. 
  21. ^ "BGEA: My Hope with Billy Graham". Billygraham.org. Retrieved 2013. 
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - My Hope: Songs Inspired By the Message and Mission of Billy Graham by Various Artists". iTunes Store. October 15, 2013. Retrieved 2015. 
  23. ^ "WATCH: Lacey Sturm Of Flyleaf's Hot Minute Interview | Hot Topic". Community.hottopic.com. April 28, 2011. Retrieved 2012. 
  24. ^ Chismar, Janet. "BGEA: Rock the Lakes: Saturday Update". Billygraham.org. Retrieved 2012. 
  25. ^ "ResetMovement". Reset Movement. Retrieved 2013. 
  26. ^ "We as Human - We as Human - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  27. ^ "The Reason". Bakerpublishinggroup.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  28. ^ "Instagram". Instagram.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  29. ^ "Lacey Sturm on Twitter: "Greensboro! Come out tomorrow night to see me & my new band!"". Twitter.com. October 13, 2014. Retrieved 2015. 
  30. ^ "Lacey Sturm - Mobile Uploads". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  31. ^ "Lacey Sturm + Stitched Up Heart to Embark on 2017 U.S. Tour". Retrieved 2017. 
  32. ^ Chad Childers (January 7, 2018). "Red Announce 2018 Tour With Lacey Sturm + Righteous Vendetta". Loudwire. Retrieved 2018. 
  33. ^ "Messer to release debut album on 4/20/18 - Tour with Red, Lacey Sturm and Righteous Vendetta | Alternative Addiction". alternativeaddiction.com. Retrieved 2018. 
  34. ^ "Lacey Mosley Bio | Lacey Mosley Career". MTV. Retrieved 2015. 
  35. ^ "Lacey Sturm - Chart history - Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017. 

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