Today in Country Music, April 23rd, featuring Reba McEntire.
Today in Country Music, April 23
On this day in 2011, Alison Krauss & Union Station debuted at #1 on Billboard's country albums chart with Paper Airplane.
Today in 2006, Joe Don Rooney, the last Rascal Flatts member to tie the knot, married 2005 Playmate of the year Tiffany Fallon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Brooks & Dunn’s Steers & Stripes was the best selling country album today in 2001.
And on this day in 1993, Reba Mcentire's album Rumor Has It was certified platinum.
Rumor Has It is the seventeenth 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".
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
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 90s sitcom on ABC called Delta starring Delta Burke, who played an aspiring country singer. Reba also made a guest appearance on the short-lived sit-com.
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.