Remember Reba & Vince Gill Sing “The Heart Won’t Lie” In The 90s

ByQuyen Anne

Mar 14, 2024

Reba McEntire and Vince Gill’s Iconic Duet: “The Heart Won’t Lie”

In 1993, country music legends Reba McEntire and Vince Gill collaborated on a duet that would become one of the most memorable in the genre’s history. Their song, “The Heart Won’t Lie,” written by Kim Carnes and Donna Terry Weiss, was released as the second single from McEntire’s album “It’s Your Call.”



Originally intended as a duet with Kenny Rogers, McEntire revealed in an interview with About Entertainment that their vocal ranges didn’t quite match. However, when she began working on a new album, Rogers graciously allowed her to record the song herself. Initially, McEntire asked Gill to sing harmony, but her co-producer saw the potential for a full duet, leading to Gill taking on a couple of verses.

The song’s lyrics tell a compelling story of two people struggling to hide their love for each other, with lines like “seeing you across the room tonight/Just gives me away.” In February 1994, McEntire and Gill performed their hit duet at the Hot Country Jam, captivating the audience with their chemistry. McEntire began the performance solo, but as Gill joined her on stage and took her hand, the connection between the two was undeniable. The performance earned them a standing ovation from the crowd.

Watch the video below to experience Reba McEntire and Vince Gill’s unforgettable performance of “The Heart Won’t Lie.”

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