Loretta Lynn Joins Jack White Onstage in Nashville for ‘Portland, Oregon’ Duet [Watch]
Jack White had a homecoming of sorts on Wednesday night (Jan. 28) when he played Nashville. He brought along Loretta Lynn for the show, and the country sweetheart joined him on stage for an incredible duet.
Lynn opened for the rocker and sounded as good as ever. She brought back classic country in her long-sleeved sequined gown, playing many of her classics, accepting requests from the audience and ending with 'Coal Miner's Daughter.' White then took the stage filled with blue lights and played for roughly an hour before taking an intermission. It was after the curtain opened up again, and White joined his band the Raconteurs for a two-song reunion, that he eventually called on Lynn to duet with him.
With his band behind him, White segued from one of his songs straight into Lynn's 'Portland, Oregon.' The song is from Lynn's 2004 'Van Lear Rose' album, which White produced. The country icon reappeared on the stage, still wearing her sparkly gown. Although the duo's onstage chemistry was visible, Lynn said this was the first time the two have ever played a show together, and White was thankful.
"Well thank you, Loretta, I'm glad you didn't have nothing better to do tonight," White said on stage, smiling.
The two sang 'Portland, Oregon' to an enthusiastic crowd. White sang with Lynn while also shredding his guitar next to her. The two hugged onstage as the drum finished, with the crowd roaring even louder. White looked in awe of Lynn, and even called her "the greatest female singer-songwriter of the 20th century."
Watch the full duet performance above.
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