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Keith Urban Opens Up To Zan Rowe On ABC TV’s Take 5

21 September 2022 | 10:53 am | Mallory Arbour

Urban’s episode airs on September 27 at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iView.

Keith Urban & Zan Rowe

Keith Urban & Zan Rowe (Image: Supplied)

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Keith Urban will feature on the next episode of Take 5 with Zan Rowe.

What began as a segment on Zan Rowe’s much loved radio show 15 years ago and evolved into the award-winning podcast, Take 5 takes on a new life in this 5-part ABC television show. Through their song choices, each guest takes viewers deep into the moments that shaped them. The results are intimate, revelation fuelled conversations that cast the people you know in a whole new light.

“Music was always my way out. I wasn’t very comfortable in my skin,” Urban says in the trailer.

Urban’s episode airs on Tuesday, September 27 at 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iView, where he opens up about a decade of rejection in Nashville, his personal challenges, what drives him most as an artist and how grit, persistence and being true to himself lit the way in an industry that at times felt hostile to an artist longing to follow his arrow.

He says, “My ability to make art on my own terms in this town came about from failing again and again and again and again and at some point actually having nothing to lose.”

With numerous hits and awards to his name, the road to success was far from easy for the kid from Caboolture who grew up in Queensland’s pub rock scene. Now, after over 30 years in the industry, and described by Taylor Swift as 'fearless', Urban is anything but predictable.

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Join Rowe and Urban for a story of never giving up as well as curiosity and creativity filtered through the playlist of an artist with profoundly eclectic taste.

Other episodes include actor Guy Pearce (September 20), singer-songwriter Missy Higgins (October 4), 2022 Graham Kennedy 'Best New Talent' Logie award-winner Tony Armstrong (October 11) and powerhouse performer Tori Amos (October 18).

To hear extended episodes, tune into the Double J Take 5 podcast on the ABC listen app.

Rowe has been sharing music and stories with the nation for more than 20 years. She is best known as a Mornings person with triple j and now Double J, bringing new music and the songs that shaped us, to national radio every weekday. It’s at triple j that Rowe conceived the award-winning Take 5, an invitation for high profile guests to share the songs that shaped who they are today. In the 15 years since, she’s had everyone from Kylie Minogue to Brian Eno, Ice Cube to Peter Garrett, Sir Paul McCartney, and hundreds more, join her to Take 5.

Rowe is the ABC’s National Music Correspondent, part of the ABC News Breakfast team, and co-host’s the weekly pop culture podcast Bang On, alongside Myf Warhurst. She hosts ABC’s New Year’s Eve broadcast with Charlie Pickering and has hosted other major live television events including ABC 90 Celebrate, Tropfest, and Ausmusic Month ABC TV Specials.

She was part of the ABC TV series The Sound, a panellist on screen culture review show Screen Time, host of ABC iview series The Critics, and has worked as a correspondent at music events in New York, Texas, Oslo, Hamburg, and across regional Australia.

Watch the trailer below!