Life’s like a road that you travel onWhen there’s one day here, and the next day gone Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There’s a world outside every darkened doorWhere blues won’t haunt you anymore Where the brave are free and lovers soar Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitateTo break down the garden gate There’s not much time left today, yeah
Life is a highwayI wanna ride it all night long If you’re goin’ my way Well, I wanna drive it all night long
Through all these cities and all these townsIt’s in my blood, and it’s all around I love you now like I loved you then This is the road, and these are the hands
From Mozambique to those Memphis nightsThe Khyber Pass to Vancouver’s lights Knock me down and back up again You’re in my blood, I’m not a lonely man
There’s no load I can’t holdA road so rough, this I know I’ll be there when the light comes in Just tell ’em we’re survivors
Life is a highwayI wanna ride it all night long (whoo!) If you’re goin’ my way I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)
A-gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, yeah
Life is a highwayWell, I wanna ride it all night long, mmm, yeah If you’re goin’ my way (if you’re goin’ my way) I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)
There was a distance between you and I (between you and I)A misunderstanding once But now we look it in the eye, ooh, yeah Mmm, yeah (whoo!)
There ain’t no load that I can’t holdA road so rough, this I know I’ll be there when the light comes in Tell ’em we’re survivors
Life is a highwayWell, I wanna ride it all night long (all night long, yeah) If you’re goin’ my way Well, I wanna drive it all night long
A-gimme, gimme, gimmeA-gimme, gimme, yeah
Life is a highway (life is a highway)I wanna ride it all night long, whoo, ooh, yeah If you’re goin’ my way (if you’re goin’ my way) I wanna drive it all night long (all night long, yeah)
C’mon, gimme, gimme, gimmeGimme, gimme, gimme, yeah
Life is a highwayI wanna ride it all night long (Yeah, I wanna drive it all night long, baby) If you’re goin’ my way (if you’re goin’ my way) I wanna drive it all night long (all night long)
The band was formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999 by lead singer Gary LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus, guitarist Joe Don Rooney, keyboardist Chris McHugh, drummer Mark Dufour, and former member Brian Tyrell. They signed to Big Machine Records in 2002, releasing their debut album, Me & My Gang, in 2003. Their second studio album, Changed, followed in 2005. In 2007, the group won three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “Can’t Say Goodbye”.
In 2009, the group released their third studio album, Some People Change, which reached number one on Billboard 200 chart and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The following year, they released their fourth studio album, Hippie Dream. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 3.1 million copies in the United States alone. This marked their fifth consecutive number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart. After a five-year hiatus, the group returned in 2014 with Believers Never Die, which peaked at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 468,000 copies in its opening week.
They are known for their signature sound, which incorporates elements of rock, pop, alternative country, and bluegrass into their songs. Their lyrics often revolve around themes such as love, heartbreak, life, faith, family, friendship, and hope.
Rascal Flatts was founded in 1994 by brothers Jay and John DeMarcus, along with Gary LeVox. They played music together, forming a band called
The trio eventually changed their name to Rascal Flatts and began playing out regularly. In 1998, the band signed a recording contract with Mercury Records, releasing their debut album, Me & My Gang, in 1999. Their next release, 2000’s What If?, reached number one on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over three million copies in the United States alone. By 2001, the band had sold over five million albums worldwide.
In 2002, Rascal Flatts won Favorite New Artist at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Also in 2002, LeVox left the group due to creative differences. He was replaced by Chris Tompkins.
After Chris Tompkins joined the band, they recorded their third studio album, Changed, in 2003. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and went platinum.
By 2004, Rascal Flatts had become one of the most popular bands in country music. They continued to sell millions of records each year, winning numerous awards, including six Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, and seven Country Music Association Awards.
Their fourth studio album, Feels Like Today, was released in 2005. It included the singles “Life Is A Highway,” “Why Wait”, and “I Wish”. All three songs topped the Hot Country Songs charts, while the latter song became the band’s first single to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In 2007, Rascal Flatts released their fifth studio album, Let it Go, which produced four hit singles. Its lead single, “Here Comes Goodbye”, spent 10 weeks atop the BillboardHot Country Songs chart, becoming the longest running number one single of the decade. The album itself peaked within the top ten of the Billboard 200, making it the band’s highest peaking effort.
The group began working on their third studio album while still recording their second.
After completing the album, the band went into the studio again to record material for their next album. They recorded demos for each track on the album and sent them out to radio stations around the United States. On July 7, 2003, the band performed live on American Idol.
On September 24, 2003, the band announced via their website that they had begun work on their third album.
In 2004, the band released a music video for the single “I’m Movin’ On”, which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Their self-titled third album was released on October 31, 2005.
The album debuted at number one on both the Top Country Albums and Billboard 200 charts.
The album produced four singles, including the top five hits “Movin’ On,” “What If God Was One Of Us?” and “I’m Movin'” and the top ten hit “Can’t Say Goodbye.”