February 20, 1984 |
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Audra Mae is an American singer and songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, born on February 20, 1984. She is the great-great-niece of Judy Garland, and a great granddaughter of Garland's sister Jimmie. 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
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. "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.
2010–12: The Happiest Lamb and Audra Mae and the Almighty Sound
The Happiest Lamb was released on May 18, 2010. 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. 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. 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" 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". Avicii announced that "Addicted to You" would receive a full single release on April 7, 2014. She is featured in one of Jon Bellion's songs called "Luxury," which was released on September 2, 2014.
American country artist Miranda Lambert covered 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 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In 2015 she teamed up with Avicii once again to sing the cover by Avicii of "Feeling Good" by Nina Simone, and to record Avicii's upcoming track "Touch Me" for his album Stories.
- 2009 – Chuck Ragan
- 2009 – Kevin Seconds
- 2009 – Frank Turner
- 2009 – Jim Ward
- 2010 – Good Old War
- 2010 – Stephen Kellogg
- 2011 – Nick 13
- 2011 – Lucero
- 2012 – Matt Nathanson
- 2012 – All American Rejects
- 2012 – Cory Branan
|The Happiest Lamb|
|Audra Mae and The Almighty Sound|
As featured artist
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
|"Addicted to You"
(Avicii, with uncredited vocals by Audra Mae)
|2011||"Forever Young"||Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Seasons 1-4||Audra Mae and the Forest Rangers|
|"The Unclouded Day"|
|"We Are Not Broken"||Same Something Different||Jake Walden|
|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|
|2016||"He Is The Same"
(with uncredited vocals by Audra Mae)
|The Human Condition||Jon Bellion|
|"Woman (Oh Mama)"||Venus||Joy Williams|
|"Heartbeat Song"||Piece By Piece||Kelly Clarkson|
|"Little Red Wagon"||Platinum||Miranda Lambert|
|"Two Young Hearts"||Eyes Wide Open||Sabrina Carpenter|
|"Eyes Wide Open"|
|"Something New"||Little Secret||Nikki Yanofsky|
|"Long Road To Hell"||True||Avicii|
|"Shame On Me"|
|"Sing You Home"||Sing You Home||Xenia|
|"Bring Back My Love"||Bring Back My Love||Clay Aiken|
|"Passenger"||Made In London||Noemi|
|"Who I Was Born To Be"||Who I Was Born To Be||Susan Boyle|
|"Sleep"||Allen Stone||Allen Stone|
|"Somebody Loves Somebody"||Loved Me Back to Life||Celine Dion|
|"Good News"||Good News||Lena|
|"Even Angels Cry"||Change Colours||Reece Mastin|
|"The Real Thing"||—||Christina Aguilera|
|"Take Me Home"|
|"Light in the Hallway"|
|"Ugly"||The Definition Of...||Fantasia|
- Craig McLean, How Susan Boyle made Audra Mae rich, The Times, 30 January 2010
- kevin (October 6, 2009). "Ears Wide Open: Audra Mae —". Buzzbands.la. Retrieved 2010-05-15.
- Kaufman, Gil (December 2, 2009). "Susan Boyle Songwriter Audra Mae Is Suddenly Famous". MTV.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
- https://web.archive.org/web/20110717171546/http://www.uprightcabaret.com/artists/?pagenum=4. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved October 15, 2009. Missing or empty
- "Audra Mae set to release debut album May 18th". idiomag. Retrieved 2010-03-12.
- NDR: Eurovis<ion: Wer sind Songschreiber?
- Peak positions in Australia:
- For "Addicted to You": Hung, Steffen. "australian-charts.com – Avicii – Addicted To You". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on March 27, 2014.
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- Peak positions in Germany:
- For "Addicted to You": Hung, Steffen. "charts.de – Avicii – Addicted To You". Hung Medien.
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- Peak positions for the featured singles in the UK:
- "Avicii – Addicted To You" (in Swedish). Grammofon Leverantörernas Förening. Retrieved 23 December 2014.