Since leaving the CBS News anchor desk in 2006, Dan Rather has been producing news programs for AXS TV, including a show called The Big Interview that consists of in-depth conversations with celebrities and has recently featured people like Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, and Darius Rucker. His latest guest was Jack White, fresh off the release of his latest solo album, Lazaretto. “There is Jack White the rock star… but who is Jack White the person?” Rather asks at the beginning of the interview. “What I found was one of the most interesting — and surprising — American artists I have ever met.” Throughout the almost hour-long interview, the singer talks about what made him moved from Detroit to Nashville, his favorite country song ever, and a whole lot more. He also does a cover of Hank Williams’ “Tennessee Border” around the 48-minute mark. Watch the whole video below, plus some outtakes that didn’t make it into the final cut.
A PDF transcript of the interview is also available here.