Classic Country Medley From Cher And Friends

Three legendary entertainers joined forces for a powerhouse performance medley of country music songs. 

Country music, like every other genre, has devoted, die-hard fans. But as anyone even remotely familiar with country music will admit, not all country music is created equal. A lot of what is considered country music today is basically pop music with a Southern accent. That sound probably won't appeal to people who prefer Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard or Waylon Jennings.

Those who prefer their country music to be more of the old-school variety are in luck!

In a video posted to YouTube, Cher, Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson combined their massive musical talents during an episode of The Cher show in 1975 for a country music performance.

The trio first sings Don Gibson’s “Oh, Lonesome Me.” Next, they move on to “Help Me Make It Through the Night” and end by singing Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee.”

All three of the legendary performers sound terrific! Throughout the nearly 5-and-a-half-minute clip, Rita, Cher and Kris all have several opportunities in which their considerable talents shine. All three share the singing duties while Kris also strums along on the guitar. 

The performers allow their immense musical abilities to be the focus of their performance. None of them employ overused theatrical tricks like crazy, over-the-top outfits or hairdos or annoying and bothersome lighting. Instead, the music is their biggest concern, which is how it should be. 

At the end of the clip, the studio audience erupts in thunderous applause as they show the trio their appreciation. 

Several who commented on the video mentioned how much they loved the performance.

“Stupendous as per usual! Cher is just a special type of genius performer, even among other great performers,” one person wrote.

“Wow!!! What an amazing blast from the past – I LOVE THIS!!!! Three great artists and three great songs and Cher’s voice is so powerful as usual!!!! Listening to Cher sing is like a breath of fresh air,” a second user added. 

Ephesians 5:19 “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”

Source: Cher

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