Jack White has never been secretive about his love for country music -he lives in Nashville, after all – so it comes as no surprise that he’d want to collaborate with country legend Dolly Parton.
In an interview with The Guardian, Parton says she’d also be very interested in working with the former White Stripes frontman.
“I had a chance to have dinner with Jack in [Los Angeles] not long ago and we talked about the possibility of someday down the road that we may get together to do something,” Parton says. “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.”
Parton adds that she “love[s] [White] to death,” and she calls the White Stripes’ cover of her song “Jolene” “one of the greatest versions ever.”
White has previously worked with Loretta Lynn, another country luminary, on her Grammy-winning 2004 album Van Lear Rose, as well as with rockabilly pioneer Wanda Jackson on the 2011 album The Party Ain’t Over.