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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.

Julianne Hough’s sexy wardrobe change is sure to get your attention News Julianne Hough’s sexy wardrobe change is sure to get your attention , Senior Country Correspondent 3:09pm, January 8
Savannah Chrisley’s trio of selfies has her fans truly inspired News Savannah Chrisley’s trio of selfies has her fans truly inspired , Senior Country Correspondent 2:20pm, January 8
Loretta Lynn suffers another serious injury in fall News Loretta Lynn suffers another serious injury in fall , Senior Country Correspondent 12:59pm, January 8
Scotty McCreery celebrates the New Year with one gorgeous engagement party News Scotty McCreery celebrates the New Year with one gorgeous engagement party , Senior Country Correspondent 12:39pm, January 8
Little Big Town and Luke Bryan have a friendly rivalry going into tonight’s big game News Little Big Town and Luke Bryan have a friendly rivalry going into tonight’s big game , Senior Country Correspondent 11:49am, January 8
Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt News Nicole Kidman’s tribute to Keith Urban during her Golden Globes speech made our hearts melt , Senior Country Correspondent 9:06pm, January 7
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard calls Trump’s latest Twitter rant “scary” News Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard calls Trump’s latest Twitter rant “scary” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, January 6
A country duo mourns the loss of two family members in just over one week News A country duo mourns the loss of two family members in just over one week , Senior Country Correspondent 2:12pm, January 5
Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls Features Keith Urban opens up about the change he’s made to be present for Nicole and the girls , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, January 5
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife gives fans a peek at her growing baby bump Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife gives fans a peek at her growing baby bump , Senior Country Correspondent 12:13pm, January 5
A country legend reveals the extent of his injuries in a car crash News A country legend reveals the extent of his injuries in a car crash , Rare Country Contributor , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, January 5
We’re just getting word of Miley Cyrus’ life-changing act of charity News We’re just getting word of Miley Cyrus’ life-changing act of charity , Senior Country Correspondent 4:34pm, January 4
This artist’s sweet serenade to his new bride is just adorable Performances This artist’s sweet serenade to his new bride is just adorable , Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, January 4
Luke Bryan tells us what life is like living with an Instagram star Features Luke Bryan tells us what life is like living with an Instagram star , Senior Country Correspondent 12:56pm, January 4
Blake Shelton just dropped a tweet that has his fans a little worried News Blake Shelton just dropped a tweet that has his fans a little worried , Senior Country Correspondent 2:53pm, January 3
Garth Brooks tells us which one of his past hits shined the brightest on his World Tour Features Garth Brooks tells us which one of his past hits shined the brightest on his World Tour , Senior Country Correspondent 12:36pm, January 3
Miranda Lambert tells us how she’s making sure to have even more fun in 2018 Features Miranda Lambert tells us how she’s making sure to have even more fun in 2018 , Senior Country Correspondent 11:56am, January 3
Music legend’s passing prompts outpouring of grief from country community News Music legend’s passing prompts outpouring of grief from country community , Senior Country Correspondent 2:12pm, January 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the sweetest message with his bride on their anniversary Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the sweetest message with his bride on their anniversary , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, January 2
Here’s what happened when Luke Combs drunk dialed one of his country heroes Features Here’s what happened when Luke Combs drunk dialed one of his country heroes , Senior Country Correspondent 12:31pm, January 2
This country duo is back with an anthem celebrating the good things in life Features This country duo is back with an anthem celebrating the good things in life , Senior Country Correspondent 1:07pm, December 29
Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home News Garth Brooks explains why he needed to tour after his kids left home , Senior Country Correspondent 12:19pm, December 29
Luke Bryan lets fans follow him around for one of the craziest weeks of his life News Luke Bryan lets fans follow him around for one of the craziest weeks of his life , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, December 29
RaeLynn tells us how she actually kept her New Year’s resolutions this year Features RaeLynn tells us how she actually kept her New Year’s resolutions this year , Senior Country Correspondent 2:03pm, December 28
A country singer pours his hurt about his mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis into this stunning song Features A country singer pours his hurt about his mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis into this stunning song , Senior Country Correspondent 11:09am, December 28
A country music widow pays tribute to the husband she lost too soon News A country music widow pays tribute to the husband she lost too soon , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, December 28
Lauren Alaina singing this spiritual anthem with her brother will blow you away Performances Lauren Alaina singing this spiritual anthem with her brother will blow you away , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25pm, December 27
Kip Moore finds inspiration watching his sister thrive after a devastating car accident Features Kip Moore finds inspiration watching his sister thrive after a devastating car accident , Senior Country Correspondent 11:11am, December 27
Scotty McCreery checks in from a day out with his future father-in-law News Scotty McCreery checks in from a day out with his future father-in-law , Senior Country Correspondent 10:01am, December 27
Luke Bryan can’t believe he’s been selected to sing for this music icon News Luke Bryan can’t believe he’s been selected to sing for this music icon , Senior Country Correspondent 2:18pm, December 26