Back when he was young and still finding his way, White encountered Coal Miner's Daughter, the Oscar-winning Loretta Lynn biopic. It was a seminal experience that nudged him toward pursuing music. "I fell in love immediately, somehow," he told CBS News in 2005. "I think that Loretta Lynn is the greatest female singer/songwriter of the 20th century." After the White Stripes' 2001 breakout White Blood Cells was dedicated to Lynn, they struck up a friendship and White produced her Grammy-winning 2004 comeback album Van Lear Rose – which reached her highest position ever on the Billboard charts.