One Of REBA’s Biggest Hits Was Written By An Iowa Songwriter
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We are so excited I did some looking around into REBA's history and found a very cool connection to Iowa.
One of REBA's biggest hits had help from an Iowa songwriter. That song writers name is Bobby Fischer and he has played a large role in the music industry.
The smash hit you lie was released in 1990. The first single from her seventeenth album Rumor Has It. The song became McEntire's fourteenth number one country hit. It stayed at the top-spot for one week in late 1990 and spent a total of 20 weeks on the country chart. You can see more here.
It was written by Charlie Black (Anne Murray's "Shadows In The Moonlight"), Austin Roberts (Betty Buckley's "Over You"), and Bobby Fischer (BlackHawk's "Goodbye Says It All").
In fact, you can see Reba McEntire, Bobby Fischer, Charlie Black, and Austin Roerts at the number one party for You Lie here.
About Bobby Fisher
Bobby Fischer (August 5th, 1935) is an American country music songwriter and former Nashville recording artist whose songs have been recorded by numerous other artists across six decades. Born in Wilton, Iowa, quit a good day job and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1970 in search of a career in the music business after more than a decade of performing in the Midwest with various country bands, including Bobby Fischer and the Tunesharks, with whom he recorded the single “All Together Now.” He had been signed to Buddy Killen’s Dial record label as an artist in Nashville before moving there, but his career as a recording artist was short-lived. He later found success as a record promoter and producer while still occasionally performing on the road, and became one of Nashville’s best-known songwriters in the 1970s and 1980s.
He married Helen Fischer and they had two children Robbi and Lori. Then he finally found major songwriting success in 1990 with Reba McEntire’s recording of “You Lie,” which he co-wrote with Austin Roberts and Charlie Black, and which went to #1 on the Billboard country charts. Fischer’s songs have also been recorded by George Jones, Conway Twitty, Faron Young, Eddy Arnold, Charley Pride, Vern Gosdin, Phil Vassar, BlackHawk, George “Goober” Lindsey, and many dozens more. His most recent cut is of his song “Roughneck,” which was recorded by Nashville punk-country band Vladopus9. Personal Fischer is the great-uncle of roots country star Margo Price, who learned to play on a Gibson guitar he gave her.
You can learn and see more about Bobby here.
In case you didn't already know, the Multi-media entertainment mogul Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl member has won 16 ACM Awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, a GMA Dove Award and was a 2018 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in addition to multiple philanthropic and leadership honors. Reba has celebrated unprecedented success including 35 career No.1 singles and selling over 56 million albums worldwide. Reba recently earned her 60th Top 10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, extending her record for the most Top 10 hits among female artists. Reba’s Top 10 success spans across five straight decades and lands her alongside only George Jones, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton in the achievement. The Oklahoma native and Golden Globe® nominated actress has 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba.
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