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Aaron Lines

Aaron Lines

Aaron Lines (born November 17, 1977 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada) is a Canadian country musician. Active since 2001, he has recorded a total of four studio albums to date. In addition, he has charted a total of ten singles on the country music charts of both Canada and the United States. His highest-charting single in the U.S. was "You Can't Hide Beautiful" in 2003-2004 (#4 on Hot Country Songs), while his highest-charting hit in Canada was the Number One "Cheaper to Keep Her".

Biography

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.

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. He immediately began work on his second album, Living Out Loud, released on January 7, 2003. The album debuted at #9 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, while the first single, "You Can't Hide Beautiful," reached #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 6 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.

Aaron Lines' third album, Waitin' on the Wonderful, was released on September 6, 2005. The title track stalled at #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. 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. At the 2006 CCMA Awards, Lines was again nominated for the Kraft Cheez Whiz Fans' Choice Award.

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 distribued by Fontana Distribution. The first single, "Cheaper to Keep Her," became Lines' first #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.

Discography

Albums

Year Title Chart positions Label
US Country US 200
2001 Love Changes Everything Combustion
2003 Living Out Loud 9 68 RCA Nashville
2005 Waitin' on the Wonderful BNA
2007 Moments That Matter Outside the Lines

Singles

Year Title Chart Positions Album
CAN Country CAN Hot 100 US Country
2001 "Love Changes Everything" Love Changes Everything
"I Can Read Your Heart"
2002 "You Can't Hide Beautiful"[[#endnote_A|[A]]] 4 Living Out Loud
2003 "Living Out Loud"
"Love Changes Everything" (US release) 39
"Close"
2004 "Turn It Up (I Like the Sound of That)" 15
2005 "Waitin' on the Wonderful" 5 36 Waitin' on the Wonderful
"It Takes a Man"[[#endnote_B|[B]]] 6
"Lights of My Hometown" 4
2006 "Twenty Years Late" 13
"Seeing Things" 12
2007 "Cheaper to Keep Her" 1 68 Moments That Matter
"Somebody's Son" 12 98
2008 "Moments That Matter" 8 92
"Let's Get Drunk and Fight"[[#endnote_C|[C]]] 28
Notes

  • A^ "You Can't Hide Beautiful" also peaked at #38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
  • B^ Failed to chart in US.
  • C^ Current single.

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