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Jack White

  • Has played in The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather
  • Musician, producer, and Third Man Records owner
  • Winner of the inaugural Music City Ambassador Award
  • Received more than 10 Grammy awards and nearly 30 nominations

A resident of Nashville since 2005, Jack White is one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past two decades. He started The White Stripes in 1997 and the band's 2001 release White Blood Cells with hit song "Fell in Love With a Girl" served as the band's breakthrough hit and its accompanying Michel Gondry LEGO clip was chosen by Pitchfork Media as the No. 1 music video of the 2000s. The following release of Elephant in 2003 offered the hit "Seven Nation Army," which has become the most popular chant in sports stadiums around the world. After the White Stripes, White went on to play guitar in The Raconteurs, a band that started in Detroit in 2004, and drums in The Dead Weather, which started in Nashville in 2009; he sings in both.

In 2004, White teamed up with Loretta Lynn to produce and perform on her Van Lear Rose album, an effort that won GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Album and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for the single "Portland, Oregon."

In 2009, White opened the doors to his very own Nashville-based record label, Third Man Records. With a catalogue of releases from artists as varied as Jerry Lee Lewis, the Smoke Fairies, Wanda Jackson, Black Milk, and Stephen Colbert, and unimagined vinyl configurations, the label has rightfully earned its reputation as a leader in the vinyl record industry.

In 2012, White released his debut album Blunderbuss on Third Man Records/Columbia. Blunderbuss debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart and was both the top selling vinyl album and the highest charting solo debut of 2012 in the U.S. Blunderbuss also hit No. 1 in the UK, Canada, and Switzerland, and received five GRAMMY nominations.

White released Lazaretto (Third Man Records/Columbia), the follow-up to the gold-certified Blunderbuss,in 2014. Once again debuting at No. 1 on the U.S. albums chart and at No. 1 in Canada and Denmark, Lazaretto not only broke the record for first-week vinyl album sales, selling over 40,000 copies in the U.S., it was the biggest selling vinyl album of 2014 and any year of the SoundScan era with 86,707 copies sold in the U.S. The album's title track, "Lazaretto," won a GRAMMY Award for Best Rock Performance.

Jack White continues to work tirelessly to produce new music, for himself as well as many others, and share music with the world through his Third Man Records label, record store, and venue.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on June 4, 2015.