White Stripes meets Loretta Lynn

March 30, 2004 at 12:24 PM

NASHVILLE, March 30 (UPI) -- Rock's White Stripes' singer Jack White, a longtime Loretta Lynn fan, has produced, arranged and played on the U.S. country legend's newest album.

"Van Lear Rose," due out April 27 and Lynn's first album since 2000's "Still Country," features White performing on several tracks, including the first single, "Portland, Oregon," Billboard reported Tuesday.

A video for the first single is being serviced to MTV and VH1, in addition to the regular country outlets, in a nod to White's rock influence.

"It's a little different than you all might expect, but I think you'll really like it," Lynn, 70, said about her new album on a posting to her Web site.

White said Lynn sounds like a 21-year-old on the record.

"I'm so proud of this, because it's the first album since her very first record where all the songs are written by her," White said. "It's Loretta like I've always wanted to hear her -- Loretta like she should be heard."

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