Some more recent and not so recent songs that fill my sails. Also an ever expanding evolving list dependent on my whims!
In America, Tom Cochrane is primarily known for the smash single “Life Is A Highway” (also covered by country group Rascal Flatts), and for those who dig a little deeper, the leader of Canadian rock band Red Rider (responsible for the lost ‘80s treasure “Lunatic Fringe”).
Tom Cochrane is one of Canada’s best-selling songwriters of all-time, thanks to a pile of hit songs and albums as a solo artists and with his band Red Rider. When the singer dropped by Q104.3 New York recently, his conversation with Ken Dashow revolved around his two biggest hits, “Lunatic Fringe” (1981) with Red Rider and “Life Is a Highway” (1991) as a solo artist.
Over the course of his career, Canadian artist Tom Cochrane has released 17 albums, toured the world and won an armload of Juno Awards (Canada’s version of the Grammys). The respected singer-songwriter, as he nears retirement age, is not interested in slowing down any time soon.
We had a time at Casino Nova Scotia in Halifax Sunday night. It was New Year’s Eve and Canadian music icon Tom Cochrane rocked in the new year big time.
Tom’s favourite tracks from his favourite Canadian artists to celebrate Canada’s birthday! #Canada150
Video captures from Life Is A Highway (Live).
A little more than a decade ago Tom Cochrane was worried he might have ownership of his iconic song “Life is a Highway” unintentionally taken from him. Rascal Flatts had recorded the song for the “Cars” soundtrack, introducing it to a whole new generation.
Life might be a highway for Tom Cochrane, but it sure isn’t a stretch of prairie pavement. It has hills and tight corners, bridges and even some potholes. I’ve seen him four or five times now, over the years, and no two shows are the same with him, and sometimes he’s not on his game.
Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World album has turned 25 and Tom’s way of celebrating is to get the boys from Red Rider back together and tour. It’s a current trend these days and Tom is no stranger to either touring or celebrating milestones.
Along with Tom Cochrane were some original members from the iconic Canadian band, Red Rider . They are backing Cochrane on this tour supporting the Silver Anniversary release of his legendary Mad Mad World album, originally released in 1991
Singer Tom Cochrane brought his cross-Canada tour to Abbotsford Centre on Thursday evening. The tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Mad Mad World. More than 2,000 were on hand for the event.
Tom Cochrane and the Victoria area have a special bond that stretches back through the decades to 1992, when the Red Rider frontman played a record-setting show before 10,000 fans at Western Speedway.
Tom Cochrane gave new life to some classic hits as he delivered a knockout performance for a sold-out Charles BaileyTheatre crowd Saturday night in Trail.
Tom Cochrane remembers playing hooky from high school so he could be at the front of the line to buy tickets to a Bruce Cockburn concert. The iconic Canadian musician was performing at the Riverview in Winnipeg at the time and Cochrane was determined to see him.
Considering that Tom Cochrane has a stretch of Manitoba highway bearing his name, there’s an argument to be made for a smaller-scale tribute in his honour at Western Speedway in Langford.
Thousands — no, scratch that — millions of people during the past 25 years have tapped their fingers, hummed, and smiled along to the joyful, ebullient rhythms and melodies of Tom Cochrane’s monster hit Life Is A Highway.
It was 1994, and I was packing up and heading to Europe to spend 6 months backpacking and finding myself. As an 18-year-old Canadian I proudly donned the Canadian Flag on my bag and trekked the European countryside with only two cassette tapes to keep me company.
He’s known for his hit song Life is a Highway, and now Tom Cochrane has a highway in northern Manitoba named after him and his famous tune.
The National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary Alberta is pleased to launch a honouring iconic Canadian musician Tom Cochrane. The special exhibition is to commemorate 25th anniversary of smash album Mad Mad World.
Tom Cochrane will celebrate 25 years since the release of his landmark album, Mad Mad World, by playing the album in its entirety on a coast-to-coast tour.
Mad Mad World Tour (Canadian dates) announced for 2017. The tour kicks off at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook BC on February 24th 2017.
31 OCTOBER 2016 (Toronto, ON) – It’s been 25 years since the release of Tom Cochrane’s landmark album, Mad Mad World, which has its deluxe edition reissue in stores and at streaming services today via Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company.
A legendary Canadian performer and musician is marking a significant quarter century with a cross-Canada tour, and he’s making Cranbrook a stop along the way.
Tom Cochrane is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of his landmark album Mad Mad World with a deluxe re-issue — and he’s taking to the highway for 2017.
It’s Tom Cochrane’s Mad Mad World — we’re all just living in it. And we can now experience it a little more tangibly thanks to a new exhibition at Studio Bell celebrating the Canadian musician and the 25th anniversary of the release of his million-selling, Juno-winning album Mad Mad World.
Ghostlike” and strangely “flattering” — that’s how legendary musician Tom Cochrane described the new exhibit in Calgary, honouring his life’s work and contribution to Canadian music.
At this years Junos it was also about recognizing musicians that made a social difference.
As one Canadian music legend was honoured, others applauded by his side.
Burton Cummings placed his plaque at the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in the National Music Centre Friday night for the Junos Welcome Reception.
Tom joins the Zac Brown Band onstage at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto on Thursday September 3rd 2015.