Here’s the easiest question you’ll be asked all weekend: which of the following acts sticks out like a soar thumb? Sheryl Crow, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Paramore, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Steve Earle, The White Stripes, Lucinda Williams, Gretchen Wilson, Allison Moorer, and Lee Ann Womack. But there is a reason, however, why Jack and Meg White are included amongst the likes of a TV Land star, Tony Romo’s ex-girlfriend, and the dude who gave us “Bawitdaba”.
The White Stripes and the rest of the aforementioned musical acts will be featured on a forthcoming tribute album for legendary singer/songwriter Loretta Lynn. Per her offical website, Lynn’s 50th career anniversary will be commemorated with the November 9th release of Coal Miners Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn.
I am so happy that these singers wanted to do this record, said Lynn in an issued statement. I love em all, and it was so great to hear all the different ways they did my hits… I hope people like it as much as I do and we sell a bunch of records!!
There is no word on which track The White Stripes will contribute, but they have previously covered Lynn’s song “Rated X” in concert (see below), and a live recording of the cover was released as a b-side for the 2001 single “Hotel Yorba”.
Lynn has described Jack White as a “forever friend”. In addition to the band’s cover, Jack White also produced and played guitar on Lynn’s 2004 record Van Lear Rose.