Life is a Highway was written and recorded by Canadian musician Tom Cochrane in 1991 as his first solo single. It became a global hit and earned Cochrane two Juno Awards in 1992 for Songwriter and Single of the Year. He is a long-time activist for humanitarian causes and the lyrics were inspired by his trip to West Africa.
Rascal Flatts were a successful country-pop trio in the early 2000s, signing with Lyric Street Records and reaching multi-platinum status. Pixar Films approached them to record a number for Cars, which they chose to include Tom Cochrane's Life is a Highway.
Chris LeDoux was a popular country singer who passed away from liver disease in 2005 at 56.