By Anthony Donatelli

Keith Urban‘s radio career didn’t go quite as planned.

During his performance at the 2017 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on Thursday (2/23), Urban shared his hilarious story as to why he was let go from his first-ever radio job.

“I went to intern at a radio station in my hometown of Brisbane, because I thought, ‘I’m going to be a radio announcer,’” Urban shared (via Taste of Country). “This is my calling, right?”

Related: Watch Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood in ‘The Fighter’

Urban went through all of the duties that are required from the interns, but he was really itching to go on-air. So one day, Urban went to the station manager and asked if he could have his chance behind the microphone. He was given the okay and gathered all of his favorite records, including Waylon Jennnings theme from The Dukes of Hazzard, along with some announcements.

“I put on the music, and I couldn’t hear it, and I flipped this button,” Urban recalls. “Next thing, I see this guy running. What happened was, in the next room there was a very serious news report being read, and right in the middle of the news report, it goes [sings the opening line], ‘Just a good old boy ….'”

That put a wrap on Urban’s broadcasting career, but thankfully, it all worked out for him in the end.


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