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 ABCsitcom 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.