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Senior Country Correspondent

Hunter Kelly

Rare Country’s Senior Correspondent Hunter Kelly has become one of country music’s top journalists, interviewing everyone from Taylor Swift to Garth Brooks as an entertainment correspondent and producer for ABC Radio since 2006. A permanent fixture backstage at the CMA Awards and ACM Awards for the past nine years, his exclusive interview content was distributed across ABC Radio’s platforms, as well as ABC News’ digital and television outlets. He also served as producer on ABC Radio’s country specials. Kelly’s prior stops also include Premiere Radio Networks and contributions to Billboard magazine.

Kelly graduated from the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business at Nashville’s Belmont University. He is originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He can be reached at hunter.kelly@rarecountry.com.

Country music’s newest newlywed comes clean about when she’s having kids News Country music’s newest newlywed comes clean about when she’s having kids , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51pm, December 15
Miranda Lambert shows off how she is getting ready for the Christmas holiday News Miranda Lambert shows off how she is getting ready for the Christmas holiday , Senior Country Correspondent 2:16pm, December 15
Here’s how Luke Bryan earned the Rare Country Awards Tour of the Year trophy Rare Country Awards Here’s how Luke Bryan earned the Rare Country Awards Tour of the Year trophy , Senior Country Correspondent 9:09am, December 15
We catch up with RaeLynn just before her big Rare Country Awards performance Features We catch up with RaeLynn just before her big Rare Country Awards performance , Senior Country Correspondent 5:05pm, December 14
LANCO caps off an incredible 2017 with a performance at the Rare Country Awards Features LANCO caps off an incredible 2017 with a performance at the Rare Country Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, December 14
A country newlywed sweetly sings a beautiful Christmas hymn Performances A country newlywed sweetly sings a beautiful Christmas hymn , Senior Country Correspondent 4:43pm, December 13
Get a front row seat to this country superstar’s wedding by the beach News Get a front row seat to this country superstar’s wedding by the beach , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, December 13
Country artists weigh in on the surprising Democratic victory in Alabama News Country artists weigh in on the surprising Democratic victory in Alabama , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, December 13
Luke Bryan reveals the story behind his hilarious wardrobe malfunction News Luke Bryan reveals the story behind his hilarious wardrobe malfunction , Senior Country Correspondent 8:07pm, December 12
Luke Bryan’s memories of working with his dad are “what makes him country” Features Luke Bryan’s memories of working with his dad are “what makes him country” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, December 12
Garth Brooks has a challenge for Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher Features Garth Brooks has a challenge for Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher , Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, December 11
Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary Features Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, December 11
This country outlaw isn’t happy with the way his Luke Bryan comments were twisted in the press News This country outlaw isn’t happy with the way his Luke Bryan comments were twisted in the press , Senior Country Correspondent 12:05pm, December 11
Scotty McCreery shares the news his fans have been waiting so long to hear Features Scotty McCreery shares the news his fans have been waiting so long to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 11:46am, December 11
Jana Kramer shares heartbreaking family news with her fans News Jana Kramer shares heartbreaking family news with her fans , Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, December 9
Lady Antebellum’s military tribute will hit you straight in the heart Features Lady Antebellum’s military tribute will hit you straight in the heart , Senior Country Correspondent 6:23pm, December 8
Chris Young is still pinching himself over this bucket list moment Features Chris Young is still pinching himself over this bucket list moment , Senior Country Correspondent 11:56am, December 8
Luke Bryan explains how he tunes out the haters and focuses on his fans News Luke Bryan explains how he tunes out the haters and focuses on his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 11:22am, December 8
Two hot country newcomers just blew our minds with this “Whiskey Lullaby” duet Features Two hot country newcomers just blew our minds with this “Whiskey Lullaby” duet , Senior Country Correspondent 2:32pm, December 7
Kane Brown delighted his devoted fans with this dreamy new performance Performances Kane Brown delighted his devoted fans with this dreamy new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 12:13pm, December 7
Kelsea Ballerini dons all-white swimsuit on her luxurious honeymoon News Kelsea Ballerini dons all-white swimsuit on her luxurious honeymoon , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, December 7
Scotty McCreery was pleasantly surprised with this special fan’s singing skills Features Scotty McCreery was pleasantly surprised with this special fan’s singing skills , Senior Country Correspondent 4:53pm, December 6
Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher opens up about the time he almost lost it all News Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher opens up about the time he almost lost it all , Senior Country Correspondent 4:19pm, December 6
Naomi Judd reveals her first thought when daughter Ashley told her about Harvey Weinstein News Naomi Judd reveals her first thought when daughter Ashley told her about Harvey Weinstein , Senior Country Correspondent 12:06pm, December 6
Chris Stapleton’s powerful new song will remind you of what really matters in life Features Chris Stapleton’s powerful new song will remind you of what really matters in life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:38am, December 6
Blake Shelton gives a really big gift to this little leukemia patient News Blake Shelton gives a really big gift to this little leukemia patient , Senior Country Correspondent 2:10pm, December 5
Luke Bryan’s nephew finally gave his uncle a compliment on this new song Features Luke Bryan’s nephew finally gave his uncle a compliment on this new song , Senior Country Correspondent 12:44pm, December 5
One of country’s hottest new bands release a new love jam we can’t resist Features One of country’s hottest new bands release a new love jam we can’t resist , Senior Country Correspondent 4:36pm, December 4
Chris Stapleton explains how his wife Morgane really keeps him on his toes Features Chris Stapleton explains how his wife Morgane really keeps him on his toes , Senior Country Correspondent 3:09pm, December 4
Rare Country Awards nominee Miranda Lambert held nothing back with this performance Features Rare Country Awards nominee Miranda Lambert held nothing back with this performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, December 4