When Country Music & Rock Music Come Together [VIDEO]
Tom Cochran. Does that name sound familiar? No?
Born in Canada in 1953 he wrote his first song when he was only 11, and got his first guitar before he was 13. He joined the band Red Rider in 1978 and they had some modest hits in Canada and in 1981 the song Lunatic Fringe climbed to #11 in Billboard.
Lunatic Fringe is one of my favorite songs and the story behind it is pretty remarkable.
In 1991 Tom released a solo album titled Mad Mad World
The first song on the album turned out to be Tom's most popular.
The Rascal Flatts version became a hit on the US Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number 7.