Hollywood actor John C Reilly has announced plans to release his debut album later this year on Jack White’s record label.

The Boogie Nights star will spend the summer recording his album of folk and Americana covers which will be released through The White Stripes star’s record label, Third Man Records. He has previoulsy released two singles with this label.

Reilly met Jack White through mutual friends and he then persuaded the rocker to Elvis Presley in his 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.

Reilly said: "We stayed in touch. And he said, 'Well, if you ever want to do anything and want it to be recorded, you should come down to Nashville. I have this recording studio. You can stay at my house and we can have a record out in 24 hours.' I thought, 'This is an opportunity I should not pass up."

Speaking about his music Reilly said: "It's just kind of a labour of love. It's music I was really interested in and have been playing with friends. It's a really rewarding thing to do - not to make money, certainly, or to get famous or whatever. It's just really moving music to play and share with people.

“All of a sudden I found myself with a band, and when I started to play out here in Los Angeles with some friends, people immediately started giving us positive feedback."