Rumor Has It (Reba McEntire album)

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Rumor Has It
Studio album by Reba
Released August 17, 1990
Genre Country
Length 38:03
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Reba chronology
Reba Live
Rumor Has It
For My Broken Heart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Rumor Has It is the seventeenth album and fifteenth studio album by Reba McEntire, released in 1990. The album continued her streak of late-80s success. The album features one of her signature songs, "Fancy". CMT ranked "Fancy" at No. 26 on its list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs. Additionally, they ranked the video at No. 35 on their list of 100 Greatest Country Videos. Despite this acclaim, initially the song wasn't one of McEntire's larger radio hits. It peaked outside of the Top 5 at No. 8. The album peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and No. 39 on the Billboard 200, becoming her first album to enter the mainstream top 40. It sold 102,000 copies in the first week. It is currently certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

The album also contained a TV theme song - though not the last TV theme song McEntire would record. The track "Climb That Mountain High" was featured in the opening credits of an early 1990s ABC sitcom called Delta starring Delta Burke, who played an aspiring country singer. Reba also made a guest appearance on the short-lived sitcom.

Additionally, the track "Waitin' For the Deal to Go Down" was previously recorded by country singer Cee Cee Chapman on her 1988 album Twist of Fate, and later in 1992 by the short-lived country music band Dixiana on their self-titled album. Their version was released as a single that year, peaking at #39 on the country charts.

The album debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums for the week of September 29, 1990, and jumped to number 3 the next week then peaked at #2 the next week. The album stayed in the Top 10 for 26 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Climb That Mountain High"   Reba McEntire, Don Schlitz 2:51
2. "Rumor Has It"   Bruce Burch, Vern Dant, Larry Shell 3:43
3. "Waitin' for the Deal to Go Down"   Bobby Fischer, Austin Roberts, Charles Black 3:14
4. "You Lie"   Fischer, Roberts, Black 3:55
5. "Now You Tell Me"   Donny Kees, Shawna Harrington 3:36
6. "Fancy"   Bobbie Gentry 4:59
7. "Fallin' Out of Love"   Jon Imms 4:34
8. "This Picture"   S. Alan Taylor, Lisa Palas 3:23
9. "You Remember Me"   Jesse Winchester 4:23
10. "That's All She Wrote"   Joe Chemay, John Hobbs 3:24



  • Produced By Tony Brown & Reba McEntire for Reba McEntire Productions
  • Recorded at Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN
  • Vocal overdubs recorded at Emerald Sound, Nashville, TN
  • Mixed By John Guess
  • Second Engineer: Jessie Noble
  • Mastered By Glenn Meadows & John Guess
  • Digital Editing By Milan Bogdan

Sales chart positions[edit]



Year Song Chart positions[3]
US Country CAN Country
1990 "You Lie" 1 1
"Rumor Has It" 3 1
1991 "Fancy" 8 8
"Fallin' Out of Love" 2 1


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Rumor Has It (Reba McEntire album) at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "American album certifications – Reba Mc Entire – Rumor Has It". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  3. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29.