Country superstar Reba McEntire has rereleased her iconic, RIAA triple-Platinum-certified album “Rumor Has It” in honor of the record’s 30th anniversary. Originally released in 1990, “Rumor Has It” features four Top 10 hits, including the album title track, “You Lie,” “Fallin’ Out Of Love” and her signature hit, “Fancy.” In addition, the anniversary edition vinyl will include a bonus track, a live acoustic version of “Fancy” recorded at The Ryman, while the CD and digital versions will feature that bonus track as well as a new dance remix of “Fancy.”
The Oklahoma native went through a lot during the making of the album, but she had some downtime to pick just the right songs.
“It was 1990, February of 1990. I had Shelby, so that was in February. I had been on bedrest since December the 6th, so finally had him on the 23rd of February and then we started in on the tour,” Reba says. “But while I was on bedrest, I was listening for songs. They’d bring me a huge box of cassette tapes. I had to stay on my left side all the time and I had my boom box and I would listen to songs all day long.
“So, I had Shelby, and then we went right into recording with Tony Brow and I had been recording with Jimmy Bowen before that since 1984. Tony and I had been big friends for a long time there at MCA Records, so he started producing me and we had a blast with that. Then we went on tour and it was hard. I was way out of shape. I had to get back into shape quick. I had a brace around my back and my stomach, because it was the big staircase I had to walk up and down.
“A lot of stuff happened, but a lot of great things happened out of that. No. 1, Shelby is 30 years old; ‘Fancy’ is my biggest song of my career; four great singles off this album, so I’m really thrilled that we’re getting to rerelease it. Who would’ve thought you would’ve been able to do that?”