Tom Cochrane's long highway to success
Gordon Lightfoot, Celine Dion, Oscar Peterson, Sam Roberts, Anne Murray, The Barenaked Ladies. What do these artists all have in common? They've all won Juno Awards. Since 1970, the Junos have been held each year to celebrate excellence in Canadian music. In honour of the annual ceremony, the CBC Digital Archives has pulled together a diverse collection of radio and TV clips that shine the spotlight on some notable past Juno winners.
• After selling some 600,000 copies in Canada, Cochrane's album Mad Mad World, the album containing the single Life is a Highway, was released in the United States in the spring of 1992. The song spent 26 weeks on the Billboard chart, peaking at number six. It later caught on with a new audience as the lead-off song (performed by Rascal Flatts) in the 2006 animated movie Cars. • Cochrane was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in September 2009. Previous awards include seven Junos, membership in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2003) and Officer of the Order of Canada (2008).
Broadcast Date: Dec. 19, 1991
Guest: Tom Cochrane
Interviewer: Valerie Pringle
Last updated: March 18, 2015
Page consulted on March 18, 2015
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