Loretta Lynn and Jack White Sing ‘Portland, Oregon’ Together at Nashville Concert [WATCH]
“I love that kid,” Lynn said before the show. “It’s gonna be good to sing with him again ..."
Lynn was on the bill as White's opening act for the show, but later on in the evening, the two made a glorious pairing, singing 'Portland, Oregon,' a duet from the songstress' 2004 record 'Van Lear Rose,' as White's current band and his former rock-pop group the Raconteurs played along.
Lynn then performed the second song she ever penned, called 'Whispering Sea,' which she admitted she hasn't performed in decades. White was actually the one who asked her to sing the track, a request he made when asking Lynn to be his opening act for the show.
White joined Lynn on the tune, heralding her as "the greatest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century." He also added a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor, telling the Country Music Hall of Famer, "Well, thank you, Loretta, I'm glad you didn't have nothing better to do tonight."
The 82-year-old singer isn't slowing down in the least. She recently signed a multi-album deal with Legacy Recordings.
“I’ve been working my butt off,” she laughs. “It used to be that I had to work. Now I don’t have to, but I want to. I think work keeps me going.”