Audra Mae

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Audra Mae
Born (1984-02-20) February 20, 1984 (age 38)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano

Audra Mae (born February 20, 1984) is an American singer and songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is the great-great-niece of Judy Garland, and a great granddaughter of Garland's sister Jimmie.[1][2] Since arriving in California in 2007, she has signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and sang Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" on the television series Sons of Anarchy. In 2009, she signed to Los Angeles-based indie label SideOneDummy Records.


2009: Haunt EP[edit]

She released a digital EP Haunt on October 20, 2009 and then went on the road as part of Chuck Ragan's Revival Tour. That year, Audra also wrote a song for Britain's Got Talent runner up Susan Boyle's début album.[3] "Who I Was Born to Be" was the only original track on Susan Boyle's chart-topping, 9 million- selling I Dreamed a Dream album. Audra Mae has performed as a member of The Upright Cabaret.[4]

2010–2012: The Happiest Lamb and Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound[edit]

The Happiest Lamb was released on May 18, 2010.[5] The album was recorded with her friends including stand-up bassist Joe Ginsberg, guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein, pianist Frank Pedano and drummer Kiel Feher, who have played live with her in a series of residencies around the L.A. area. Together with Ferras Alqaisi she wrote "Good News", which was one of the songs that competed in Unser Song für Deutschland, the German selection process to select the song that Lena Meyer-Landrut will sing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. "Good News" also serves as the title track of Meyer-Landrut's eponymous 2011 album.

Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound was released on February 13, 2012.[6] The album featured main and background vocals, percussion, production and composition work from Mae and also credited many other artists, including up-right bassist Joe Ginsberg, electric and rhythm guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein and organ and piano playing by Frank Pedano.[7][8] In 2012, her cover of Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" was featured in two episodes of The Good Wife, "Another Ham Sandwich" and "Live from Damascus." She also is featured on Flo Rida's track, "Run," with Redfoo of LMFAO, and on All American Rejects "Kids in the Street" released March 2012.


Mae provided background vocals for The All-American Rejects (who also originated in Oklahoma) in their fourth studio album, Kids in the Street. She can be heard in "Fast & Slow", "Kids in the Street", and "Beekeeper's Daughter"[9] In 2013, she was featured in 3 Avicii songs that were featured on his album True. The songs are "Addicted to You", "Shame on Me", and "Long Road To Hell".[10] Avicii announced that "Addicted to You" would receive a full single release on April 7, 2014.[11] She is featured in one of Jon Bellion's songs called "Luxury," which was released on September 2, 2014.[12] Mae also co-wrote the songs "Somebody Loves Somebody" and "Breakaway" for Celine Dion, which were featured on Dion's album Loved Me Back to Life.

American country artist Miranda Lambert recorded Mae's "Little Red Wagon" for her 2014 album, Platinum, and released it as the album's third single in January 2015. It became a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at number 5. In 2015 she teamed up with Avicii once again to sing the cover by Avicii of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone.

In February, 2018, Mae released the album Love, Audra Mae, called "a love letter to the music of her ancestry, the loyal fans who've touched her heart and the enchantments of romances never forgotten."[13]

On December 5, 2019 Mae performed songs she created with EDM artist Avicii at the Avicii Tribute Concert for Mental Health.[14] All proceeds from this concert contributed to the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Toured with[edit]

  • 2009 – Chuck Ragan[15]
  • 2009 – Kevin Seconds
  • 2009 – Frank Turner
  • 2009 – Jim Ward[15]
  • 2010 – Good Old War
  • 2010 – Stephen Kellogg
  • 2011 – Nick 13
  • 2011 – Lucero
  • 2012 – Matt Nathanson
  • 2012 – The All-American Rejects
  • 2012 – Cory Branan


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
The Happiest Lamb
Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound
Love, Audra Mae

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details


As featured artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Addicted to You"
(Avicii featuring Audra Mae)
2014 5 3 40 10 6 5 27 11 5 14
  • GLF: 3× Platinum[26]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum
  • BPI: Silver
  • BVMI: Gold
  • IFPI AUT: Gold

Guest vocals[edit]

Year Title Album Artist
2011 "Come Around"


Covering Ground Chuck Ragan[27]
2011 "Forever Young" Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4 Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers
"Everyday People"
"The Unclouded Day"
"We Are Not Broken" Same Something Different Jake Walden
"For Alice"
2012 "Run" Wild Ones Flo Rida feat. Redfoo
"Beekeeper's Daughter" Kids in the Street The All-American Rejects
"Kids in the Street"
"Fast & Slow"
2013 "How I Feel" The Perfect 10 Flo Rida
"Addicted to You" True Avicii
"Shame On Me"
"Long Road To Hell"
2014 "Tree" Idris Elba Presents mi Mandela Idris Elba
"Luxury" The Definition Jon Bellion
2015 "Feeling Good" Feeling Good Avicii
"I Got You" Love & The Death of Damnation The White Buffalo
2016 "He Is The Same"
(featuring Audra Mae)
The Human Condition Jon Bellion
2019 "Heavy With Hoping" Good Faith Madeon

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Artist(s) Album Written with
"Who I Was Born to Be" 2009 Susan Boyle I Dreamed a Dream Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"State of Mind" 2010 Zascha Moktan State of Mind
"Sing You Home" 2011 Xenia Sing You Home Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"Contact High" Allen Stone Allen Stone Allen Stone, Andrew Rose
"Sleep" Allen Stone, Andrew Rose
"Good News" Lena Meyer-Landrut Good News Ferras Alqaisi
"I'm Not Coming Home" 2012 Julian Ovenden If You Stay Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"Break Away" Ivy Quainoo Ivy Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"Dear John" 2013 Zak Waters Lip Service Zak Waters, Jarrad Kritzstein
"Shame on Me" Avicii True Avicii, Arash Pournouri, Sterling Fox
"Long Road to Hell" Avicii, Arash Pournouri, Alex Seaver
"Somebody Loves Somebody" Celine Dion Loved Me Back to Life Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"Little Red Wagon" 2014 Miranda Lambert Platinum Joe Ginsberg
"Said and Done" Zak Waters Now // Later Zak Waters, Jarrad Kritzstein
"Heartbeat Song" 2015 Kelly Clarkson Piece by Piece Kara DioGuardi, Jason Evigan, Mitch Allan
"Eyes Wide Open" Sabrina Carpenter Eyes Wide Open Jerrod Bettis, Meghan Kabir
"Two Young Hearts" Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon
"On Fire" Stefanie Heinzmann Chance of Rain Joacim Persson, Johan Alkenäs, Niclas Molinder
"Woman (Oh Mama)" Joy Williams Venus Joy Williams, Matt Morris
"Ossigeno" Francesco Sarcina Femmina Ermal Meta, Kevin Kadish, Nick Monson
"Can't Take Back the Bullet" Hey Violet I Can Feel It Casey Moreta, Chris Sernell, Jason Blume, Miranda Miller, Nia Lovelis, Rena Lovelis
"Water" Pentatonix Pentatonix Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado
"Take Me Home" Kevin Olusola, Kirstin Maldonado
"Light in the Hallway" Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi
"Even Angels Cry" Reece Mastin Change Colours Reece Mastin, Michael Paynter, Michael Delorenzis
"Rebel Hearts" Hilary Duff Breathe In. Breathe Out. Hilary Duff, Christopher J. Baran, Skyler Stonestreet, Kara DioGuardi
"Shotgun" Christina Aguilera Non-album single Christina Aguilera, Sean McConnell
"What If It's You"
(performed by Hayden Panettiere)
Nashville Cast The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 1 Lily Elise, Scott Effman
"Swept Away"
(performed by Lennon Stella and Jessy Schram)
2016 The Music of Nashville: Season 4, Volume 2 Jarrod Gorbel, Blake Sennett
"Running with the Wild Things" Against the Current In Our Bones Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow, Will Ferri, Tom Schleiter
"Ugly" Fantasia The Definition Of... Nicolle Galyon
"Like Lightning" Idina Menzel Idina Idina Menzel, Eric Rosse
"Drivin' Around" 2017 Little Big Town The Breaker Kameron Alexander, David Embree, Todd Spadafore
"Honest" The Chainsmokers Memories...Do Not Open Andrew Taggart, Sean Douglas
"Didn't I" Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson, Katie Pearlman
"Fall in Line"
(featuring Demi Lovato)
2018 Christina Aguilera Liberation Christina Aguilera, Jon Bellion, Mark Williams, Raul Cubina, Jonny Simpson
"Power" Joy Crookes Influence Joy Crookes, Alex Hope
"New" 2019 Ben Platt Sing to Me Instead Ben Platt, Andrew Wells
"Language" Tori Kelly Inspired by True Events Tori Kelly, Justin Tranter
"Heavy with Hoping" Madeon Good Faith Madeon
"These Wings" Claire Richards My Wildest Dreams Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren
"Do or Die" 2020 Wild Rivers Songs to Break Up to Khalid Yassein
"Stone Cold" Kree Harrison Chosen Family Tree Hailey Whitters, Skylar Wilson
"Chosen Family Tree" Kree Harrison, Fancy Hagood, Skylar Wilson
"Just Like a River Does" Birdy Piano Sketches Birdy, Sam Ellis
"Pick Up Your Feelings" 2021 Jazmine Sullivan Heaux Tales Jazmine Sullivan, Denisia "Blu June" Andrews, Brittany "Chi" Coney, Kyle Coleman, Michael Holmes


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  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (December 2, 2009). "Susan Boyle Songwriter Audra Mae Is Suddenly Famous". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Upright Cabaret » Artists". July 17, 2011. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
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  7. ^ "Audra Mae & the Almighty Sound - Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound, Audra Mae - Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
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  12. ^ "Music - HYPEBEAST". Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  13. ^ McDonnell, Brandy (February 24, 2018). "Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Oklahoma native Audra Mae's new album 'Love, Audra Mae' is a musical love letter". The Oklahomane. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  14. ^ Zemler, Emily (September 3, 2019). "Adam Lambert, David Guetta, Rita Ora to Perform at Avicii Tribute Concert". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
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  16. ^ Peak positions in Australia:
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  22. ^ Peak positions in New Zealand:
  23. ^ Peak positions in Sweden:
  24. ^ Peak positions in Switzerland:
  25. ^ Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
  26. ^ "Avicii – Addicted To You" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  27. ^ "Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground – Chuck Ragan Music". Retrieved November 11, 2021.

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