How Jack White revitalized Loretta Lynn's career with a touch of fleet-fingered six-string fire

Loretta Lynn (left) and Jack White are inducted into the Nashville Walk Of Fame on June 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee
(Image credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Loretta Lynn, one of country music's pioneering figures, died earlier this week (October 4) at the age of 90.

Born in Kentucky in 1932 and married (with a daughter) by the age of 16, Lynn made her name with tough, frank and no-nonsense songs about her domestic life, and growing up in a working-class Appalachian family.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.