A couple of weeks after holding a Q&A where he spoke about a lot of things including journalists and their “click bait” headlines about him, Jack White has been inducted into Nashville’s Walk of Fame.
The former White Stripes singer was inducted alongside frequent collaborator and country music legend, Loretta Lynn this past Tuesday (June 2)
Each artist was then given the opportunity to make a speech about the other during the ceremony.
“I don’t have anything prepared,” White began as he took the stage to speak about Lynn.
“But when it comes to talking about Loretta Lynn, I don’t really need to prepare anything. I love her so much, I could talk for hours about her. One time an interviewer asked me, ‘Jack, what’s your favorite book, song and movie?’ And I said, ‘That’s easy. Coal Miner’s Daughter,” he continued.
“I think she embodies feminism, and she broke ground for women more than anybody else did, before anybody else did.”
Lynn also took the stage to speak about White, who was the producer for her most recent album, 2004’s Van Lear Rose.
“He’s been here in Nashville for a little while. He didn’t have to be here too long for you to understand that we needed him, really. Nashville needed Jack White. And I think he’s one of the greatest artists there is.”
Though White is originally from Detroit, the singer packed up his bags a decade ago and moved to the Music City where he formed his successful record label, Third Man Records. Recently, White announced he would be opening a Detroit location this November.
White and Lynn are in good company on the MusicCity Walk of Fame. Previous inductees include Jimi Hendrix, Emmylou Harris, Roy Obrison, Reba McEntre, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, and Little Richard.
White and Lynn’s induction was the 14th since it was founded in 2006. This induction ceremony also marked the debut of the newly renovated monument site.