The former White Stripes star, 41, included a cover of Dolly's classic 1973 hit Jolene on his band's 2001 album White Blood Cells, and in 2004 teamed with another iconic country star Loretta Lynn on the critically acclaimed album Van Lear Rose.

And Dolly admits she recently met with Jack for dinner in Los Angeles to discuss making music together, hinting that she'd be open to joining forces to make an album.

"I love him (Jack) to death," she tells British newspaper The Guardian. "(The White Stripes) did one of the greatest versions ever of Jolene. I had a chance to have dinner with Jack in LA not long ago and we talked about the possibility of someday down the road that we may get together to do something."

The 70-year-old country legend adds, "I haven’t had time to sit down and really focus with someone else on an album. But he would be someone wonderful. And I think we would make some beautiful music together."

Despite her age, Dolly is showing no signs of slowing down, as she's about to embark on her first full North American tour in more than 25 years in support of her new album Pure & Simple, set to be released next month (Aug16).

The star has also been working on a dance album especially for her loyal tribe of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fans, but has had to put her plans on hold due to touring commitments.

"Every time I start to work on that, something else comes up, like this big tour," she explains. "I’ll have to put that dance album on the shelf again. But one day I promise you I will get that out. One of the songs is (called) I’m a Wee Bit Gay. It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek type of song. I promise I’ll get it out."

Dolly's trek across the U.S. and Canada continues with a gig in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on 19 July (16), and finishes with a concert in Thackerville, Oklahoma on 10 December (16).