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Years ago, Lacey (Krabel) Kirby found herself singing at local fairs and talent contests. Though she’d been singing for a long time, it was only in her room or in the car.
“My first time singing in front of people was my junior year of high school for Junior Carnival,” Lacey told us. “Mr. Huber convinced me to sing in the show and he accompanied me with acoustic guitar. I sang ‘If I Die Young’ by The Band Perry.”
In 2019, Lacey was approached by Logan Kirby about singing in his band. “He had sent me a list of a few songs asking if I would be interested in singing with his band.”
Kirby found herself leaving the small town stage behind for performances in Indiana, Florida and different counties in Illinois.
“We’ve performed at dinner theaters, anniversary parties, birthday parties, fundraisers, car shows, fairs, private events and more,” Lacey said.
The joy that singing brings to others is what makes performing enjoyable for Lacey. The nerves of her younger years don’t bother her anymore.
“We’re all human and all make mistakes. That’s the beauty of live music, you mess up sometimes, but you just keep going. Other people still enjoy it.”
As time went on, Lacey began to develop a relationship with Logan. Though she admits before meeting him, she wasn’t sure who he was. She had just heard his name in passing.
“I never really believed in myself until I met him,” Lacey said. “He knew I could sing anything, even when I didn’t.”
Her life changed in March of 2021 when the pair were singing the duet ‘Jackson’ by Johnny Cash and June Carter. “Logan and I were singing at a show and he asked me to marry him,” Lacey said. “Now we are married and have two amazing kiddos.”
Earlier in the year, the Kirby’s went through a health scare, causing Logan to reflect on the time that he’s spending performing and on the road.
“My wife and my kids need me,” Logan said in a Facebook post.
After fifteen years, Logan made the decision to step back from performing and focusing on his family. “If Logan steps back, I probably would also,” Lacey said. “I love singing with the band, however, working full time and being a mom, there’s no way I could run a band.”
The couple’s children, Presley and Gibson, though they are young, have shown some interest in music. “I think Presley does. She loves music and dancing. She had a guitar and a piano and seems to love them both,” Lacey said. “Gibson is still very young and loves banging on the piano because it makes noise, but he does clap as soon as his dad starts playing any song. So maybe he does. Regardless if they do or not, we would always encourage and support anything they want to do.”
If you would like to see ‘The Logan Kirby Band’, you can catch them on August 27th at the Georgetown Fairgrounds at 5:00 p.m., September 3rd at Rosie’s Tavern from 7:00 p.m. To 10:00 p.m., September 8th at the Chrisman Sesquicentennial at 7:00 p.m. In City Park, September 9th at Toyota of Danville at 6:00 p.m., September 10th at Pape’s Car Show, Woofstock and Fatman’s Warehouse Harley Drawing. September 14th at Collision Masonic Park at 6:30 p.m., September 16th at Bement County Opry Hee Haw Show at 7:00 p.m., September 17th at Waynetown Indiana Fish Fry at 4:00 p.m., September 24th at Park Bistro at Kickapoo State Park at 5:00 p.m., September 24th at Gao Grotto (Private Event) at 6:00 p.m. September 30th at Martin F. Vutrick Westville Legion at 5:00 p.m.
October 1st at Myers Dinner Theatre at 7:00 p.m., October 2nd at the Muncie Fall Festival at 12:00 p.m., October 7th at Collision Horse Farm at 7:00 p.m., October 8th in Macon, Missouri, October 9th at Penn Station in Arthur at 2:00 p.m. October 15th at Georgetown Fairgrounds Car Show at 12:00 p.m., October 16th at Hooves of Hope in Potomac (Time TBA), October 22nd at Kentuckiana Campground in Mackinaw at 7:00 p.m., December 3rd at Myers Dinner Theatre Christmas Show at 7:00 p.m., and December 31st at Crawfordsville Eagles (Time TBA). All times listed are Central Time.