Jack White and the country music songwriter Loretta Lynn have been inducted into the Nashville Music City Walk Of Fame
ack White and Loretta Lynn have joined the likes of Kings Of Leon, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Kid Rock and Jimi Hendrix by being added to Nashville Music City Walk Of Fame. They were inducted on 4 June and received a plaque to commemorate their place among their illustrious walk-mates.
When speaking during the ceremony, the former frontman of The White Stripes was quick to offer Nashville his thanks for the support he has received for his work as a songwriter and label-head (with his Third Man Records label being based in Nashville) saying: “Nashville has been so incredibly open and supportive of what I and everyone at Third Man Records have tried to create since day one, and I will never forget it.”
He went on to say, “Art can thrive in oppressive conditions and also in supportive ones. I thank the community of Nashville for being the supportive kind and giving-back to us.”
White later expanded on this call for support in a post on his website, writing, “This is a very difficult time for music in the last decade, and I urge everybody here to do everything they can to support local artists and buy their records and keep music sacred.”
In a recent Q&A with fans, White poured cold water over the hope that The White Stripes might reform, answering a fan’s question of whether they would play again with, “Nope, that time is gone.”