Ever since the recent disbandment of the White Stripes, Jack White has been a busy man. In addition to his multiple side projects, the former frontman is among a group of high-profile musicians selected to help Bob Dylan complete compositions for a folder of Hank Williams lyrics that were never put into song.
The legendary folk singer received a folder full of lyrics from the late country singer. The announcements of more artists involved with the project has yet to be made, but more are expected. However, Jack White revealed that Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and Alan Jackson will be involved.
“I did a project with Bob Dylan: he put together 20 or 25 people to finish writing Hank Williams songs that only had lyrics and didn’t have music … I had to write music for Hank Williams’ lyrics. I looked through all the piles of lyrics, and one of ‘em just kept speaking to me. Sometimes you think ‘it’s gonna be really hard to find my spot,’ and then it picks it for you. You don’t even have to choose it; it just picks it for you.”
Dylan and White have performed together before, playing “Ball and Biscuit” by the White Stripes and “Meet Me in the Morning” by Dylan.