Dolly Parton hints at Jack White collaboration

The White Stripes famously covered 'Jolene' in 2004

Dolly Parton has hinted that she is set to collaborate with Jack White.

The legendary country singer said she recently met with the former White Stripes frontman for dinner in Los Angeles to discuss making music together.

“I love him (Jack) to death,” she said. “(The White Stripes) did one of the greatest versions ever of ‘Jolene’. I had a chance to have dinner with Jack in LA not long ago and we talked about the possibility of someday down the road that we may get together to do something.”

The White Stripes famously covered Parton’s classic 1973 hit ‘Jolene’ for a live single in 2004.

Parton told The Guardian: “I haven’t had time to sit down and really focus with someone else on an album. But he would be someone wonderful. And I think we would make some beautiful music together.”

The singer recently announced that she is giving away a live album of her performance at Glastonbury with her new studio album.

Parton played in the Sunday afternoon “legends” slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 2014, which included Parton rapping in the specially-written song ‘Mud Song’ for her show.

The full 14-song performance, which included hits such as ‘9 To 5’, ‘Islands In The Stream’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’, is now a live CD which is free with Parton’s new album ‘Pure And Simple’.

Released on August 19, ‘Pure And Simple’ is Parton’s first album since ‘Blue Smoke’ reached Number Two in 2014 and her 43rd in all. Parton said of the self-produced album: “I may not be pure, but I’m as simple as they come. This new project is really special to me, because I’m taking my fans back to my roots. I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans.”

The album is Parton’s first for Sony’s country music imprint RCA Nashville.

The tracklist for ‘Pure And Simple’ is: ‘Pure And Simple’; ‘Say Forever You’ll Be Mine’; ‘Never Not Love You’; ‘Kiss It (And Make It All Better); ‘Can’t Be That Wrong’; ‘Outside Your Door’’; Tomorrow Is Forever’; ‘I’m Sixteen’; ‘Head Over Heels’; ‘Forever Love’; ‘Mama’; ‘Lovin’ You’.
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