Cher Flies To Nashville To See Merle
You may have heard the news that Cher spent the past few days in Music City. Would you believe she made the trip solely to attend a Merle Haggard concert? According to Nashville's WKRN-TV, the pop diva took in the Hag's Wednesday night performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium, sitting sixth row center. Apparently, one of her best friends in L.A., jeweler-to-the-stars Richard Starks, is a huge Merle fan. So Cher booked a private jet and told Richard and his wife she had a surprise for them, but didn't let on as to where they were going. Prior to Haggard's show, Cher, Richard and their significant others all got to visit with him for quite a while. Several country stars also took in Merle's show, though they didn't have quite as far to travel. Among them were Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, John Anderson and Jewel, who attended with her boyfriend, bull rider Ty Murray.