Why Keith Urban May Never Retire: 'I Love Making Music'

Keith Urban’s got moves like Jagger in more ways than one.

In a new interview with CMT’s Cody Alan, the country Aussie compares his time in music to that of the Rolling Stones front man, revealing he’ll call it quits just as soon as Jagger does.

“I will [retire] after Mick Jagger does... Never gonna happen,” Keith says exclusively. “I always think retiring about a factory job or a desk job or something that’s not necessarily your passion—necessarily.”

"The Fighter" singer goes on to say his love of music keeps him in the business. 

“I play music because that’s what I do. I love making music. If I wasn’t doing it in the gigs I’m doing it, I’d be doing it at a little club somewhere, or I’d be doing it at someone’s barbecue or on the weekends somewhere. It’s just what I do. I would never retire. And I love playing live music,” he says.

Keith’s latest single, a duet with Carrie Underwood, is poised to become his 23rd No. 1 single. And when it does, he’ll make more music, and he'll keep playing it live.“

"Jagger’s what, 73?” Keith asks with a laugh. “We’ve got some tours ahead of us."

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