Lacy has been recognized for her songwriting over the years (California CMA, LA Music Awards and HMMA Nominee, Two time San Diego music awards nominee and Jim Beam International Songwriter Winner) and is a clever wordsmith. She is no stranger to the spotlight. “At age three, Grandam Goldie would grab me out of bed, stand me on the coffee table and insist I belt our ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ for a house full of martini clad party guests.” By age five she was writing songs on the piano (By Ear). “Writing and performing have always been my favorite form of self expression,” says Lacy, a veteran by the age of 15 when she sang in her first band, .. “With a bunch of old guys!…(All in their twenties) .. I was playing in local clubs by the time I was 16, .. I remember having to wait in the alley by the back door between sets at the spirit club because I was under age.” From there she never looked back. She moved to L.A. at 17 where she began singing and arranging background vocals and cutting her own demos.
Being a songwriter first, Nashville was a natural progression for Lacy. In the 90’s she spent time honing her craft where the ‘Song Is King’ and the songwriter is a Viking princess who forged a path; where ‘crossover’ music like hers wasn’t really the ‘formula’ that was being embraced just then. During that time she was offered several publishing deals but chose to avoid tying up her songs while holding out for a record deal. The short wait paid off and she accepted an offer back in LA … Soon after Lacy experienced the heartbreak of professional dreams not realized when her first single off of her record went to #1 in Denmark and her label would not send her there or even begin promoting it. The record has just been released and made a big splash on radio, she was playing to audiences of 10,000 during her short but successful introduction on the east coast, and middle America, then … after fighting for the promotion she was promised and and basically being ‘shelved’ .. She was let out of her contract; “Thankfully..”, says Lacy and so it goes in an industry that sometimes appears to make no sense.
This sent her into a hiatus of sorts, but her downtime didn’t last long, as soon ager she returned home to S.D. and was brought together with Val Garay. Lacy joined forces with the Grammy Award-Winning producer, (Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown, James Taylor) .. And brought still wild to fruition. “I like that record, it’s gritty..” says Lacy, “If you have to call me something, I’m ok with southern rock or edgy Americana, .. Whatever!”.. ” I’ve always had a hard time with that chronically asked question, ‘What kind of music do you do?’ … I never have a straight answer! … I’m just a poet at heart”. In fact, her single, ‘Something You Do’ entered the adult contemporary charts at 52 with a bullet … “that song was a hit but the sh#t timing of the economic crash turned my ‘3 record deal’ into a ‘1 record deal’ and pulled all support off of that single (no more radio promo just as it was climbing)..”
You’ll find Lacy Younger still wild, in a good way, emoting a youthful soul on her records and in person. She writes her own music and arranges the majority of it. She has written with hitmakers such as Bonnie Hayes and Kirsti Manna but is a self proclaimed loner when it comes to the creative process.
“Everyone has a tough time when it comes to love, I write the occasional ‘story’ but mostly I write about what I experience or witness; I know, another song about heartache, bore me! … But what else is there besides money and the pull of gravity that has such a huge affect on the human being?!” .. She says.
Her humanitarian endeavors include two compilation CD’s and many fundraisers, (Voices From The Heart and Voices From The Heart II) and the work she is currently doing, with the band temple of the dad to raise funds for various music programs in the point Loma and San Diego school district. Guitars in the classroom is a favorite.
Lacy has been touring Europe frequently the past 5 years and is making an effort to play at home in San Diego more often. Her newest single, For The Record was just released in August 2016. The first cut from a project she is currently working on in Nashville with producer Bill Warner.