Hockey or music? Aaron Lines, from Fort McMurray, northern Alberta, Canada, chose music, according to

Lines is one of four children. He picked up skating very young, then by age 12 he wanted to learn the guitar. His mom found his dad's guitar and found someone to give Lines lessons. Lines' instructor taught him music from Alabama to Bryan Adams, another Canadian.

The first song that Lines wrote, "I Know I Shouldn't," and performed was on a local show airing on his hometown station, McMurray Music. It received enough requests to make it to Top Six at Six and No. 1 for a month.

His older brother became his first manager and began sending out demos. He received a call from an executive in Los Angeles while going to college majoring in business. He had a two-song demo professionally produced with help from his dad and a grant from Alberta Foundation for the Arts. At age 20, Lines moved to L.A. with the executive's help and made contact with a songwriter and producer, then moved to Nashville to write with other songwriters.

As Lines was waiting for a label, he went on tour with Paul Brandt and released a couple of singles that were Top Ten Hits on Canadian charts. He received a nomination for Chevy Truck Rising Star in 2001 at the Canadian Country Music Awards, and at the 2002 Juno Awards received Best New Artist.

From, in 2001 Lines' debut CD was Love Changes Everything. From his CD Living Out Loud in 2003, "You Can't Hide Beautiful" was a No. 4 hit from

Lines has also released Waitin' on Wonderful in 2005, Moments That Matter in 2007 and in 2010 Sunday Afternoon, according to He has done a little acting, according to Donner Down (2008) and Employee of the Week, a TV series, (2012).