Jack White Remembers The Rebellious Loretta Lynn Amid Her Death

Jack White was among the artists who paid tribute to Country music star Loretta Lynn, who passed away on Tuesday (October 4, 2022) at 90 years old. The former White Stripes lead singer shared a video via Instagram, describing his admiration for the beloved legendary artist, “I said years ago that I thought she was the greatest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century. I still believe that.”

The rock singer expressed his sorrow and shared the great advice he had received from her: “Loretta used to say to make it in the business, you had to either be great, different, or first, and she thought that she was just different and that’s how she made it, but I think she was all three of those things and there’s plenty of evidence to back that up too.”

The American musician had produced Loretta Lynn’s 46th solo studio album Van Lear Rose, which was released back in 2004.  He revealed: “She was such an incredible presence and such a brilliant genius in ways that I think only people who got to work with her might know about. What she did for feminism, women’s rights in a time period, in a genre of music that was the hardest to do it in, is just outstanding and will live on for a long time. She broke down a lot of barriers for people that came after her.”

Jack White concluded his statement with: “She was like a mother figure to me and also a very good friend at times. She told me some amazing things that I’ll never tell anybody. Rest in peace Loretta. God bless you.”