Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947 in South Whitley, Indiana) is an American Country Music singer, best remembered for a series of smooth Countrypolitan hits in the early to mid 1980s. Two of her best-known hits are "He's a Heartache" and "Tell Me a Lie". Overall in her career, Fricke scored eight No. 1 Country hits and nine Country Top Ten hits. Childhood & teen years Born in South Whitley, In 1947, she learned piano and guitar as a child; early vocal influences were folk artists like Joan Baez and Judy Collins.