Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off

updated 05/31/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/31/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Loretta Lynn

Country legend Loretta Lynn, 69, is back with a new album, Van Lear Rose, and a new producer, Jack White of the White Stripes.

ON WORKING WITH JACK WHITE I think he'll probably wind up being one of our greatest producers, whether it's rock and roll, pop or country. We're going to set up a tour together.

ON WHITE VISITING HER HURRICANE MILLS, TENN., FARM I fixed chicken and dumplings and homemade bread, and he said that was the best bread he ever ate. His girlfriend, Renée Zellweger, came with him another time, and she was down-to-earth.

ON IF SHE LISTENS TO THE WHITE STRIPES Oh yeah! But don't ask me my favorite song. I just like the beat.

ON TODAY'S FEMALE COUNTRY STARS They're great. I like Lee Ann Womack, I like Chely Wright, and I love Martina McBride. She [sings] them notes higher than a cat.

ON HER FAVORITE LORETTA LYNN SONG "Coal Miner's Daughter." I had eight more verses to it. I wrote the story of my life, and heck, you can't write the story of your life in triple verses.

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