In this video, taken from an Australian morning show sometime in the early 1990s, Wynette shares a couch and some smiles with a much younger Urban.
Through the somewhat awkward interview, you can tell Urban is fighting off nerves during his time in the spotlight. It’s a much different version of the star, who seems very starstruck while sitting next to one of the most influential females in country music.
Wynette saw the potential in Urban, and spoke highly of him during the interview. “Country music as a whole, I think the sky’s the limit. I think it’s just gonna keep going for ever and ever. It just keeps getting bigger,” Wynette says sweetly to Urban. “And, you’re gonna be a big part of that, I know you are. You have the personality for it already, I can see that.”
Sadly, Wynette passed away in 1998, shortly before Urban made his big debut in the American country scene. Still, it’s a life-changing moment that I’m sure will stay with Urban for the rest of his life.