Dolly Parton may be working towards an epic new collaboration with influential rock artist and producer Jack White.
White first dug roots in the country music world in 2004, with his critically-acclaimed collaboration with Loretta Lynn, Van Lear Rose. Now, it seems as though Parton has her heart set on being the next country star to work with White.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Parton revealed her admiration for the innovative rock artist.
“Well, I love him to death,” Parton 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.”
So does this mean it won’t be long until we hear this exciting collaboration? Sadly, it looks as though the pair still need to meet up and hash out a plan.
“I haven’t had time to sit down and really focus with someone else on an album,” she explained. “But he would be someone wonderful. And I think we would make some beautiful music together.”
Thankfully, Parton fans won’t have to wait much longer for new music from the 70-year-old. On Aug. 19, she’ll release her 43rd solo studio album, Pure & Simple. The highly-publicized record features a mixture of new music and rerecorded fan favorites.
Parton is currently on her largest tour in nearly 24 years in support of the new album. You can find a full list of upcoming tour dates at her official website.