Aaron Lines

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Aaron Lines
Aaron Lines at Maverick Saloon.jpg
Aaron Lines in concert at the Maverick Saloon, Santa Ynez, California
Background information
Birth name Anthony Aaron Lines
Born (1977-11-17) November 17, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 2001–present
Labels Combustion, RCA Nashville, BNA, Outside the Lines, On Ramp
Associated acts Paul Brandt, Martina McBride
Website Official Site

Anthony Aaron Lines (born November 17, 1977) is a Canadian country musician. Active since 2001, he has recorded for RCA, BNA and On Ramp Records, and has charted three singles on the Hot Country Songs charts in the United States.

Musical history[edit]

Love Changes Everything[edit]

Aaron Lines' debut album, Love Changes Everything, was released in Canada in 2001 by independent record label Combustion Music. The first two singles, "Love Changes Everything" and "I Can Read Your Heart," both found success on Canadian country radio. Lines was nominated for Best New Country Artist/Group at the 2002 Juno Awards, and Best New Artist at the 2002 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Awards.

Living Out Loud[edit]

As Lines' career was taking off in Canada, he set his sights on an American record deal. He performed a showcase for RCA Records in May 2001. The next day, the label phoned to offer Lines a record deal.[1] He immediately began work on his second album, Living Out Loud, released on January 7, 2003. The album debuted at No. 9 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, while the first single, "You Can't Hide Beautiful," reached No. 4 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The album was a success in Canada as well, and at the 2003 CCMA Awards, Lines received six nominations, including the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award. When the awards were handed out in September, Lines was named Male Artist of the Year, and also picked up the Rising Star Award.

In 2003, Lines was an opening act for Martina McBride's Greatest Hits tour.

Waitin' on the Wonderful[edit]

Aaron Lines' third album, Waitin' on the Wonderful, was released on September 6, 2005. The title track stalled at No. 37 on US Country and the album was not released in the US. Meanwhile, in Canada, the first three singles from the album all reached the top 10 on the Canadian Country Singles chart. In fact, Lines was the most played country artist on Canadian radio in 2005.[2] For two years, Lines had the most played song on Canadian country radio - "Waitin' on the Wonderful" in 2005, and "Lights of My Hometown" in 2006.[3] At the 2006 CCMA Awards, Lines was again nominated for the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award.[4]

Moments That Matter[edit]

Lines moved back from Nashville to Canada in 2006 to work on his fourth album, Moments That Matter. The album was released on June 12, 2007, and distributed by Fontana Distribution. The first single, "Cheaper to Keep Her," became Lines' first No. 1, reaching the top spot in 11 short weeks. The accompanying music video features cameos from Rhett Warrener, Darren McCarty, Jamie McLennan, Richie Regehr, and Lines' good friend Paul Brandt. Moments That Matter was nominated for the 2008 Juno Award for Country Recording of the Year.

Sunday Afternoon[edit]

Aaron Lines' fifth studio album, Sunday Afternoon, was released on March 16, 2010 by On Ramp Records.[5] The first single, "Sand" was released in April 2009. The second single "I Haven't Even Heard You Cry" was released on January 6, 2010.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country
[6]
US
[7]
Love Changes Everything
  • Release date: 2001
  • Label: Combustion
Living Out Loud 9 68
Waitin' on the Wonderful
Moments That Matter
Sunday Afternoon
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[8]
US Country
[9]
US
[10]
2001 "Love Changes Everything" Love Changes Everything
"I Can Read Your Heart"
2002 "You Can't Hide Beautiful" 4 38 Living Out Loud
2003 "Living Out Loud"
"Love Changes Everything" (US release) 39
"Close"
2004 "Turn It Up (I Like the Sound of That)"
2005 "Waitin' on the Wonderful" 36 Waitin' on the Wonderful
"It Takes a Man"
"Lights of My Hometown"
2006 "Twenty Years Late"
"Seeing Things"
2007 "Cheaper to Keep Her" 68 Moments That Matter
"Somebody's Son" 98
2008 "Moments That Matter" 92
"Let's Get Drunk and Fight"
"When We Make Love"
2009 "Sand" Sunday Afternoon
2010 "I Haven't Even Heard You Cry"
"The Trouble with California"
"These Are Those Days"
2011 "Unloving You"
"Sunday Afternoon"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2001 "I Can Read Your Heart"
2002 "You Can't Hide Beautiful" Thom Oliphant
2003 "Living Out Loud"
2005 "Waitin' on the Wonderful" Kristin Barlowe
"Lights of My Hometown" Warren P. Sonoda
2007 "Cheaper to Keep Her"
"Somebody's Son"
2010 "I Haven't Even Heard You Cry" Antonio Hrynchuk
"These Are Those Days" Steve J Murphy

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2001 Canadian Country Music Association Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Nominated
2002 Juno Awards of 2002 Best New Country Artist/Group Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Nominated
Independent Male Artist of the Year Nominated
Independent Song of the Year – "Love Changes Everything" Nominated
2003 Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award Nominated
Male Artist of the Year Won
Chevy Trucks Rising Star Award Won
Album of the Year – Living Out Loud Nominated
Single of the Year – "You Can't Hide Beautiful" Nominated
CMT Video of the Year – "You Can't Hide Beautiful" Nominated
2004 Juno Awards of 2004 Country Recording of the Year – Living Out Loud Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Male Artist of the Year Nominated
2006 Juno Awards of 2006 Country Recording of the Year – Waitin' on the Wonderful Nominated
Canadian Country Music Association Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award Nominated
2008 Juno Awards of 2008 Country Recording of the Year – Moments That Matter Nominated
2011 Canadian Country Music Association Album of the Year – Sunday Afternoon Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ CMT.com : Aaron Lines : Biography
  2. ^ :: Aaron Lines Official Website ::
  3. ^ :: Aaron Lines Official Website ::
  4. ^ http://www.ccma.org/Media/2006August02-02.pdf
  5. ^ "Aaron Lines Releases "Sunday Afternoon"". O'Reilly International. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Aaron Lines Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aaron Lines Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Aaron Lines Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Aaron Lines Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Aaron Lines Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 14, 2011. 

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