Lorie Line

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Lorie Line (born 1958) is a classically trained pianist, composer, and performer from Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Life and career[edit]

Line grew up in Reno, Nevada and has played the piano since she was five years old. As a young musician, she won several state piano competitions annually.[1] Line obtained a B.A. in Music, Piano Performance from the University of Nevada in Reno. She married Tim Line in 1986 before moving to Minneapolis to accept a job as a pianist for Dayton's department stores. Line's musical career began to pick up speed as many Midwestern fans began to notice her talented piano skills while they shopped in these department stores.

Line has become one of the most published arrangers and composers in the last thirty years.[2] Since 1989, she has written and arranged music, published over 50 books of sheet music, recorded 50 CDs, and released 44 albums on her own independent label. She has sold over 6 million albums and continues to tour and perform about 60 to 80 concerts per year. Thousands of people listen to her Pandora Lorie Line radio station and her music "spins" nearly 2 million times every week. In addition to her general concerts, Line has performed for congressmen, governors, and two presidents. She has produced three television specials for PBS and won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2002 in the entertainment category. Her story and home have been featured in hundreds of news articles and national magazines and her private costumes have been showcased in museums. In 2015, Line was inducted in the Minnesota Hall of Fame, joining ranks with artists such as Judy Garland, Bob Dylan, and Prince.[3]

Line and her husband have lived on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota for the past twenty years and become active gardeners; Line herself became a member of the Wayzata Garden Club fifteen years ago. They have two adult children and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.[4]

Partial Discography[edit]

A selection of Line's albums and music books, produced by her independent label Lorie Line Music, Inc. includes:

  • Out of Line - 1989; retired
  • Story Line - 1991; retired
  • Sharing the Season, Volume I - 1991; retired
  • Beyond a Dream - 1992; retired
  • Sharing the Season, Volume II - 1993; retired
  • Walking with You -1993; retired
  • Heart and Soul - 1995; retired
  • Sharing the Season, Volume III - 1995; retired
  • Lorie Line Live! - 1996; retired
  • Open House - 1997
  • Music from the Heart - 1997
  • Home for the Holidays - 1997; retired specialty project
  • Holiday Collection - 1999
  • Just Me - 2000; retired
  • The Silver Album - 2000; retired
  • The Show Stoppers - 2001
  • Young at Heart - 2004
  • The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 2004
  • My Favorite Things - 2005
  • The Glory of Christmas - 2007
  • Christmas Around The World - 2008
  • The 20th Anniversary Edition - 2009
  • Serendipity - 2010
  • Vogue - 2011
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Three September, 2011
  • Christmas Bells Are Ringing! - November, 2011
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Four - April, 2012
  • The Heritage Collection, Volume Six - March, 2012
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Four - April, 2012
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Five - September, 2012
  • Immanuel - October, 2012
  • Come Together - March, 2013
  • Born in Bethlehem - October 2013
  • The Early Years - March 2014
  • The 25th Anniversary Christmas Special - October 2014
  • The Heritage Collection, Volume Seven - May 2015
  • Christmas in the City - October 2015
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Six - November 2015
  • A Merry Little Christmas - November 2016
  • Practice, Practice, Practice! Book Seven - August 2017
  • The Heritage Collection, Volume Eight - September 2017
  • King of Kings - October 2017[5]

Public Television Specials[edit]

  • Lorie Line Live! - 1996; retired
  • A White Christmas with Lorie Line - 2001; retired

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lorie Line - About Lorie". www.lorieline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Lorie Line - About Lorie". www.lorieline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Lorie Line - About Lorie". www.lorieline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  4. ^ "Lorie Line - About Lorie". www.lorieline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16. 
  5. ^ "Lorie Line - About Lorie". www.lorieline.com. Retrieved 2017-11-16.