Lorie grew up in Reno, Nevada and was born with “perfect pitch.” She has been playing the piano since age 5 and as a child won many Statewide competitions. Classically trained, she graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a BA in Music, Piano Performance. In 1986, she married Tim Line, moved to Minneapolis and landed the perfect job, serenading shoppers at the piano for Dayton’s. It was from here that Midwestern fans took notice of her musical talent and style and her career took off. Since then, she has recorded 44 CDs and has published 39 books of music. She has sold 6 million albums and has toured the United States for 24 years, performing on over 2000 stages. Lorie has never taken one business course, but may own one of the largest independent labels in the world.