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.


Lauren Alaina’s love shares sexy vacation pic alongside the sweetest message Features Lauren Alaina’s love shares sexy vacation pic alongside the sweetest message , Senior Country Correspondent 6:28pm, September 20
A country legend’s wife catches a Facebook imposter in the act News A country legend’s wife catches a Facebook imposter in the act , Senior Country Correspondent 6:21pm, September 20
Miranda Lambert welcomes Anderson East and fellow songwriters for a special concert Performances Miranda Lambert welcomes Anderson East and fellow songwriters for a special concert , Senior Country Correspondent 4:28pm, September 20
Miranda Lambert shares a sweet onstage musical reunion with her father Performances Miranda Lambert shares a sweet onstage musical reunion with her father , Senior Country Correspondent 2:57pm, September 20
When Jason Aldean is away, this mama-to-be will play News When Jason Aldean is away, this mama-to-be will play , Senior Country Correspondent 7:54pm, September 19
The couple that inspired this country love song of the year ties the knot News The couple that inspired this country love song of the year ties the knot , Senior Country Correspondent 4:37pm, September 19
A country crooner gives his wife the ultimate birthday gift News A country crooner gives his wife the ultimate birthday gift , Senior Country Correspondent 4:00pm, September 19
Garth Brooks talks over-the-top birthday plans for his “Queen,” Trisha Yearwood News Garth Brooks talks over-the-top birthday plans for his “Queen,” Trisha Yearwood , Senior Country Correspondent 3:45pm, September 19
Kip Moore tells us about the big mistake he sees new country artists making today Features Kip Moore tells us about the big mistake he sees new country artists making today , Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, September 19
This fiery “ACM Honors” performance just might put this country hit-maker on the map Features This fiery “ACM Honors” performance just might put this country hit-maker on the map , Senior Country Correspondent 8:15pm, September 18
Little Big Town leads a somber serenade tribute to Troy Gentry Performances Little Big Town leads a somber serenade tribute to Troy Gentry , Senior Country Correspondent 6:04pm, September 18
Sam Hunt shows off his country chops in this brand-new medley Performances Sam Hunt shows off his country chops in this brand-new medley , Senior Country Correspondent 4:29pm, September 18
Eddie Montgomery’s wife breaks her silence over Troy Gentry’s death News Eddie Montgomery’s wife breaks her silence over Troy Gentry’s death , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, September 18
One of country’s first families confirms the death of their matriarch News One of country’s first families confirms the death of their matriarch , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, September 18
We finally have Troy Gentry’s emotional final song on demand Music We finally have Troy Gentry’s emotional final song on demand , Senior Country Correspondent 6:32pm, September 15
Shania Twain teases brand-new song via sexy new video News Shania Twain teases brand-new song via sexy new video , Senior Country Correspondent 4:03pm, September 15
Take a look inside Rayna Jaymes’ “Nashville” home currently up for sale News Take a look inside Rayna Jaymes’ “Nashville” home currently up for sale , Senior Country Correspondent 3:23pm, September 15
This video of Jason Aldean in the dentist chair is downright hysterical News This video of Jason Aldean in the dentist chair is downright hysterical , Senior Country Correspondent 12:51am, September 15
Glen Campbell’s family shares heartbreaking pics from his private memorial service News Glen Campbell’s family shares heartbreaking pics from his private memorial service , Senior Country Correspondent 12:45am, September 15
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Nashville said goodbye to Troy Gentry News There wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Nashville said goodbye to Troy Gentry , Rare Country Contributor , Senior Country Correspondent 6:20pm, September 14
Chris Stapleton covers Don Williams in this bone-tingling performance Videos Chris Stapleton covers Don Williams in this bone-tingling performance , Senior Country Correspondent 3:05pm, September 14
Diverse cast of roots and country artists take home Americana Awards News Diverse cast of roots and country artists take home Americana Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 4:29am, September 14
NTSB report reveals reason for Troy Gentry’s helicopter crash News NTSB report reveals reason for Troy Gentry’s helicopter crash , Senior Country Correspondent 7:41pm, September 13
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood hint they’ll keep the music going in 2018 Features Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood hint they’ll keep the music going in 2018 , Senior Country Correspondent 7:23pm, September 13
Three of country’s leading ladies raise their voices to honor Reba McEntire Features Three of country’s leading ladies raise their voices to honor Reba McEntire , Senior Country Correspondent 5:24pm, September 13
Texas icon Willie Nelson is calling in the big guns for this hurricane relief event News Texas icon Willie Nelson is calling in the big guns for this hurricane relief event , Senior Country Correspondent 4:48pm, September 13
Troy Gentry’s country star pal tells us about the deep bond he shared with his wife Features Troy Gentry’s country star pal tells us about the deep bond he shared with his wife , Senior Country Correspondent 8:56pm, September 12
Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young take us inside the Lady Antebellum baby boom Features Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young take us inside the Lady Antebellum baby boom , Senior Country Correspondent 4:24pm, September 12
Kenny Chesney takes an important first step for Hurricane Irma recovery News Kenny Chesney takes an important first step for Hurricane Irma recovery , Senior Country Correspondent 3:56pm, September 12
Heartbreaking new details emerge on the moments leading up to Troy Gentry’s death News Heartbreaking new details emerge on the moments leading up to Troy Gentry’s death , Senior Country Correspondent 2:28pm, September 12