Van Lear Rose is the thirty-ninth studio album by American country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn, released on April 27, 2004 and produced by Jack White of the White Stripes. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and at No.
24 on the Billboard 200, the most successful crossover album of Lynn's 45-year career.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine with Allmusic said that "The brilliance of Van Lear Rose is not just how the two approaches complement each other, but how the record captures the essence of Loretta Lynn's music even as it has flourishes that are distinctly Jack." Jack White, of the bizarre and bluesy duo the White Stripes, produced this effort to jaw-dropping effect.
In addition to her famous siblings and children who perform, Lynn is related to the country singer Patty Loveless (born Patricia Ramey) on her mother's side.Lynn has received numerous awards and other accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music, including awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist.She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s).The track "Portland, Oregon" was listed as the 305th best song of the 2000s by Pitchfork Media.The album was initially intended as a musical experiment, blending the styles of Lynn and producer White, who wrote one track, sings a duet with Lynn, and performs on the whole album as a musician.