Life is a Highway…

 

Life Is a Highway” is a song written by Tom Cochrane, from his 1991 album Mad Mad World.

The song was Cochrane’s most famous song, as it was a number one hit in his native Canada.

The song also peaked at number six on the Billboard charts in the United States in 1992. The song has been famously covered by Rascal Flatts for the Cars soundtrack, as well as by Chris LeDoux and Jerry Jeff Walker.

In the 1990s Cochrane took his family to West Africa where he helped to raise awareness and money for the World Vision famine relief organization. That experience shaped his next album Mad Mad World which contained “Life Is a Highway”