Tell It Like It Is (Billy Joe Royal album)

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Tell It Like It Is
Studio album by Billy Joe Royal
Released January 31, 1989 (1989-01-31)
Genre Country
Length 36:11
Label Atlantic
Producer Nelson Larkin
Billy Joe Royal chronology
The Royal Treatment
(1987)The Royal Treatment1987
Tell It Like It Is
Out of the Shadows
(1990)Out of the Shadows1990
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Tell It Like It Is is the seventh studio album by American country music artist Billy Joe Royal. It was released on January 31, 1989 via Atlantic Records. The album peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tell It Like It Is" (George Davis, Lee Diamond) – 2:59
  2. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" (Winfred "Blue" Lovett) – 3:17
  3. "Slip Away" (Nelson Larkin, Pal Rakes, Ron Reynolds) – 3:13
  4. "He Don't Know" (Ron Reynolds) – 2:51
  5. "Cross My Heart and Hope to Try" (John Alexander, Nelson Larkin, Pal Rakes) – 2:57
  6. "Love Has No Right" (Nelson Larkin, Billy Joe Royal, Randy Scruggs) – 3:03
  7. "The Truth Is I Lied" (Donny Kees, Pal Rakes, Richard Ross) – 2:55
  8. "Till I Can't Take It Anymore" (Ulysses Burton, Clyde Otis) – 4:00
  9. "I Was Losing You" (Bruce Burch) – 3:34
  10. "What's the Matter Baby" (Joy Byers, Clyde Otis) – 3:27
  11. "Love Is a Full Time Job" (Bobby Borchers, Bonnie Gallee, Pamela Wolfe) – 3:27

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 15
Canadian RPM Country Albums 31


  1. ^ "Tell It Like It Is review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tell It Like It Is Charts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2 March 2011.