JACK WHITE and country legend LORETTA LYNN are planning to record a further two albums together.
Lynn’s latest album, ‘Van Lear Rose’, was produced by White Stripes guitarist, and also features a duet between the pair – ‘Portland, Oregon’.
Speaking about the collaboration, Lynn said: “It’s not a gimmick. I’ve got two more in mind, and Jack and I are going to do ’em together. When I’m on the road, I say to my fans: “How many of you know White Stripes?” And they applaud. Country people know him.”
The singer also revealed that the pair are planning to head out on the road in the future, saying: “Me and Jack are going to do a tour with the Do Whaters, the boys that played on the album. I’ll take my band out, too, so it won’t be no big deal.”
White produced ‘Van Lear Rose’ in Nashville, as well as adding guitar, piano, organ, percussion, and backing vocals to the record.
He told the New York Times: “My respect level for her is off the chart, so when an idea would pop up, I’d say: ‘Loretta, this is the way the band arranged it last night. What do you think? It’s your record and it’s your song.'”
As previously reported on NME.COM, the collaboration came about after Lynn’s daughter Patsy discovered that White Stripes’ ‘White Blood Cells’ was dedicated to her mother. Lynn then invited the duo to her Tennessee ranch earlier this spring.