Check out a very young Keith Urban take on Dolly Parton in this unbelievable clip!

The biggest dreams often start when one is very young.

Because long before he would come to the states and become one of country music’s biggest stars and marry one of the world’s most beautiful people, little Keith Urban was just a kid in green pants and wide collars playing some country music for the folks in his homeland of Australia.

In this vintage clip from the late 1970’s, Urban performs Dolly Parton’s 1977 song “Applejack” on stage at the Reg Lindsay’s Country Homestead in Brisbane. It wasn’t until 1992 that Urban would make his way to Nashville and begin his story here in the states.

“(Nashville) instantly felt like home to me,” Urban told Rolling Stone in a 2014 interview. “Nashville felt very familiar to me because I grew up with so much American culture. I would say 95 percent, if not more, of all the television we watched growing up, my brother and I, was all American sitcoms, American movies, American dramas, everything. I just waltzed into Nashville and the way everyone talked sounded completely normal to me.”

Urban is currently riding high on the initial success of his brand new single “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” which he performed, without the green pants, at the 2015 CMT Music Awards on June 10th.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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