Related Information for Tom Cochrane Tom Cochrane, D.Mus (hon), (born May 14, 1953) is a Canadian singer and songwriter, whose story-telling songs have earned him the nickname "The thinking man's rocker." His best known song is the hit single "Life Is a Highway." He has also performed with the band Red Rider (alternatively known as Tom Cochrane & Red Rider)Cochrane was born in Lynn Lake, Manitoba to Violet and Tuck Cochrane, a bush pilot. The family relocated to Etobicoke, Ontario in the W.. read more