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The story behind the sound.

It begins…

Music has always been a part of country singer-songwriter Audrey Ray’s life. From the time she was a little girl, she was destined for the stage.

Audrey began experimenting with music through her church choir, and began singing and putting on her own concerts by the time she was in middle school. Thanks to her father, he taught her three chords and Audrey taught herself the rest. After learning how to play the piano and guitar, shortly later she began developing her voice.

She grew up listening to a variety of country music, ranging from Hank Williams, Alan Jackson, Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn, to the Dixie Chicks, Jewel and Patty Griffin. Today, some of her musical influences include Miranda Lambert and Ashley McBryde.

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Artistic expression.

Audrey released her first single, “Reckless” in 2012, and received her first radio play later that year. The song was co-written by Audrey and producer Shane D. Grush. Some of her other original songs include “Hell to Pay” and “Back Road Memories.” Her first official music video, for “Back Road Memories”, was released in 2015.

Audrey describes her musical style as “original country sound and twang with an added touch of today’s country style”, saying, “With life experiences, heartbreak, love and loss, I have definitely evolved as an artist since I released my first single.”

At just 28 years old, Audrey is quickly becoming a household name. She has performed numerous concerts throughout her hometown state of Michigan, and has even made a name for herself performing outside of Michigan as well, sharing the stage with national touring artists such as Uncle Kracker and Kelsea Ballerini.

Audrey has graced the stage at 99.5 WYCD’s Downtown Hoedown, AquaPalooza on Lake St. Clair, The Legendary Machine Shop in Flint, and many others.

The set list goes on…

Meet Audrey Ray.

Venues played and national artists supported:

  • Opening act with The Sweet Tea Trio at The Machine Shop – Flint, MI (May 2018 & March 2019)
  • Performed at Cowboy Up – Mendon, MI (April 2019)
  • Opening act for Love & Theft at Brighton Harley Davidson – Brighton, MI (June 2018)
  • Performed at Old Crow Smokehouse – Wrigleyville location & River North Location – Illinois, Chicago (August 2018)
  • Opening act for Granger Smith at The Genesee County Fair – Mt. Morris (August 2018)
  • Opening act for Uncle Kracker at The Machine Shop – Flint, MI (December 2018)
  • Opening act for The Very Country Christmas – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI (December 2018) with Scotty McCreery, Abby Anderson, Dylan Schneider and Carly Pearce
  • Opening act for Eric Paslay at Diesel Concert Lounge – Chesterfield, MI (March 2017)
  • Opening act for Chris Lane at The Shelter inside St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI (June 2017)
  • Opening act for Frankie Ballard at St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI (September 2017)
  • Opening act for Will Hoge at The Machine Shop – Flint, MI (September 2017)
  • Opening act for LOCASH at The Emerald Theatre – Mount Clemens, MI (October 2017)
  • Opening act for Uncle Kracker at The Royal Oak Music Theatre “Annual Thanksgiving Hangover Bash” – Royal Oak, MI (November 2017)
  • Opening act for Drew Baldridge at The Shelter inside St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI (December 2017)
  • Faster Horses Festival w/LOCASH – Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI (2016)
  • Common Ground Music Festival – Lansing, MI w/Dierks Bentley, Canaan Smith, Aubrie Sellers, Adam Sanders and more (2016)
  • On The Plaza Concert with NASH FM 93.1 Detroit, MI – (June 2016)
  • Arts, Beats & Eats – Royal Oak, MI – (September 2016 & 2017)
  • Vets Fest – Audrey Ray Band hired for Justin Verlander’s Charity “Wins for Warriors Foundation” – Detroit, MI (November 2016)
  • Backroads Saloon – Marshall, MI
  • Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill- Cincinnati, OH
  • The Rusty Spur Saloon- Fort Wayne, IN
  • Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill – Auburn Hills, MI
  • 5 WYCD’s Downtown Hoedown, Detroit, MI – (June 2015,)
  • Live Performance on Channel 4 WDIV for “Live in The D” (June 2015)
  • Quake On The Lake Opener for Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys (July 2015)
  • NASH FM 93.1 AquaPalooza Opener for Kelsea Ballerini and John King – (July 2015)
  • Opening act for Jon Pardi at The Machine Shop – Flint, MI (September 2015)
  • A Very Country Christmas at St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI (December 2015)

Other venues performed:

  • The Second Fiddle – Nashville, TN
  • BB Kings – Nashville, TN
  • Tootsies Orchid Lounge – Nashville, TN
  • Highland’s Comeback Inn – Highland, MI
  • Baker’s of Milford – Milford, MI
  • The All Around Bar – Taylor, MI
  • Jdubs – Riverview, MI
  • The New Place Lounge – Dearborn, MI
  • Jonny’s On The Lake – Belleville, MI
  • One Under – Redford, MI
  • Habanero Joe’s Bar & Grill – Roseville, MI
  • The Judge’s Vinegarroon – Nashville, TN
  • The Packard Grill – Utica, MI
  • Coyote Joe’s – Shelby Township, MI
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