Rumor Has It (Reba McEntire album)

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Rumor Has It
Studio album by Reba McEntire
Released August 17, 1990
Studio Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN
Genre Country
Length 38:23
Label MCA
Producer Tony Brown
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire chronology
Reba Live
(1989)Reba Live1989
Rumor Has It
For My Broken Heart
(1991)For My Broken Heart1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Rumor Has It is the fifteenth studio album by country musician Reba McEntire. It was released on August 17, 1990. The album continued her streak of late-80s success and features one of her signature songs, "Fancy". CMT ranked "Fancy" at No. 27 on its list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs.[2] Additionally, they ranked the video at No. 35 on their list of 100 Greatest Country Videos. Initially, "Fancy" song wasn't one of McEntire's larger radio hits, despite its acclaim. It peaked outside of the Top 5 at No. 8. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard country album chart and No. 39 on the Billboard 200, becoming her first album to enter the mainstream top 40. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

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.

Both "You Lie" and "Waitin' For the Deal to Go Down" were previously recorded by country singer Cee Cee Chapman on her 1988 album Twist of Fate,[3] and the latter was covered 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 3:48
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 4:58
7. "Fallin' Out of Love" Jon Ims 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




Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[7] 3× Platinum 3,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. Rumor Has It at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
  2. ^ "CMT's top songs of country music". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
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  4. ^ "Billboard chart positions > singles". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  5. ^ "Reba McEntire - Chart history | Billboard". 
  6. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "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