Telling Me Lies

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"Telling Me Lies"
Single by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
from the album Trio
B-side "Rosewood Casket"
Released May 1987
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Writer(s) Betsy Cook
Linda Thompson
Producer(s) George Massenburg
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"To Know Him Is to Love Him"
(1987)
"Telling Me Lies"
(1987)
"Those Memories of You"
(1987)

"Telling Me Lies" is a song written by Linda Thompson and Betsy Cook, which was included on Thompson's 1985 One Clear Moment album (her first solo album, after divorcing husband and former collaborator Richard Thompson). A more famous recording of the song, however, was Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris's version, which they included on their 1987 collaboration Trio. The song was also released as the album's second single, and it reached the top ten on the U.S. country singles charts in the fall of 1987. Parton, Ronstadt and Harris' recording of the song was nominated for a Grammy award in 1988 for Country Song of the Year.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 3
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 6

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