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Lacey Sturm Biography

Lacey is a mother, a wife, a rock-and-roll princess, a writer, a speaker, and a solo artist. But most of all, she’s a child of God and she desires for others to know and understand how special, how beautiful, how kaleidoscopically wonderful they are made.

Lacey loves Jack and Arrow. Jack is three and Arrow is one, but both boys already have Mommy’s passion. Lacey is Josh’s wife and loves being a wife. Josh is Lacey’s biggest fan, after Jack and Arrow, of course. Their love looks like Play-Doh—it’s colorful, makes beautiful things, and expands the more it’s tinkered with.“Lacey stands at four feet eleven inches. But she possesses a voice five times that size. Its unmistakable passion, power, beauty, and grit make her impossible to ignore on the airwaves.

Lacey continues to do work with the BGEA as well as the Whosoever Movement, an organization she helped found with some of her closest friends from the rock music and extreme sports industries. The Whosoever Movement seeks to build and strengthen at-risk youth in local communities by using their collective passion for music, skateboarding, art, and today’s youth culture to creatively inspire people to stand together and work for change.

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.

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

In an interview promoting her book The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living, Sturm explained that a primary reason for her leaving the band was the death of the band's sound engineer. The band performed one last show as a means to help the sound engineer's wife and child. This experience caused Sturm to consider her own son and wonder what she would do if she knew she had only one more year with him. "It was really amazing to recognize this season changing in my life and the freedom that I was gonna be able to focus on my family," Sturm said. "And although it was really hard, I'm thankful. And that's the reason I stepped down from Flyleaf."

On November 7, 2022, it was announced by Flyleaf that Sturm had returned to the band, with the band now calling themselves "Flyleaf with Lacey Sturm".

Excerpt From: Lacey Sturm. “Reason.” iBooks. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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