About Lorie Line
Lorie Line is a classically trained pianist, composer, and performer from Reno, Nevada.
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. 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 Minnesota 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. 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.
Line and her husband live on Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota where they have become active gardeners. Line herself is a member of the Wayzata Garden Club. They have two adult children and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charities.
A selection of Line's albums and music books, produced by her independent label Lorie Line Music, Inc. includes:
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