Published Feb 08, 2010A recent Dolly Parton interview has Jack White fans all a tizzy after the country music legend dropped his name, saying she has been approached by the White Stripe and has "thought about" working with the always-ambitious Detroit musician/producer.
"Well, I have been approached [by] the same one who worked on the Loretta album, Jack White?" Parton told AOL Music. "He seems to be a fan, but who knows. You never know what I might do. Every now and then I get offered those things, and I know if and when the time is right, I'm certainly not opposed to doing that. I usually have a set notion of where I'm headed with a certain project and what I want to get out of it. But Lord only knows what I might do when I get a chance to sit down and think about it."
As mentioned above, White has already worked with country music chanteuse Loretta Lynn and the two won a Grammy Award for Lynn's Van Lear Rose in 2004. White has also recently collaborated with Wanda Jackson, so it's not a stretch that White could work with Parton, who's currently promoting her Live from London CD/DVD set.
Also, White's White Stripes have been known to bust out Parton's "Jolene" in key live sets in the past, so we already know he's a major Dolly fan.
Meanwhile, Parton also claims that in the past she's been approached by producer Rick Rubin, who worked with country great Johnny Cash on his career-resurrecting American Recordings before the star's death.