In high school, he could only play football under the condition that he played the piano.
Innes graduated from Eastern Arizona College with an associate's degree in pre-medical science and was planning on going to medical school to be a pediatrician. During school, he fell in love and was engaged.
But the engagement was broken off three weeks before the wedding.
"I was completely devastated and miserable," Innes said. "I hated my job. I started to reassess why I was going into medicine. Did I really have a passion for it? No. I was just doing it because of the money and status and nobility of it all. I started to really look at why I hadn't considered going into music. It was because I didn't want to teach — that's all I thought there was.