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.


Dolly Parton mourns the loss of one of her favorite leading men Features Dolly Parton mourns the loss of one of her favorite leading men , Senior Country Correspondent 11:07pm, July 31
Kane Brown and his fiancée get steamy while beating the summer heat News Kane Brown and his fiancée get steamy while beating the summer heat , Senior Country Correspondent 8:58pm, July 31
Thomas Rhett and Lauren share rare home videos of their growing family Music Thomas Rhett and Lauren share rare home videos of their growing family , Senior Country Correspondent 8:49pm, July 31
Scotty McCreery feels the pressure to put a ring on Gabi’s left hand News Scotty McCreery feels the pressure to put a ring on Gabi’s left hand , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, July 31
Watch Garth Brooks share the sweetest moment with his baby girl News Watch Garth Brooks share the sweetest moment with his baby girl , Senior Country Correspondent 6:56pm, July 30
Wait till you hear about the collaboration Miranda Lambert’s got up her sleeve News Wait till you hear about the collaboration Miranda Lambert’s got up her sleeve , Senior Country Correspondent 2:09am, July 29
A country superstar makes short work of couple’s wedding registry News A country superstar makes short work of couple’s wedding registry , Senior Country Correspondent 10:02pm, July 28
Scotty McCreery drops the news his fans have been dying to hear Features Scotty McCreery drops the news his fans have been dying to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, July 28
Miranda Lambert says all there is to say about her love life News Miranda Lambert says all there is to say about her love life , Senior Country Correspondent 8:36pm, July 27
Here’s why Miranda Lambert is keeping her politics to herself News Here’s why Miranda Lambert is keeping her politics to herself , Senior Country Correspondent 3:25pm, July 27
Thomas Rhett is now ready to share his brand-new life with his fans News Thomas Rhett is now ready to share his brand-new life with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 2:58pm, July 27
Shania Twain pulls off one of her most iconic looks in sexy new video News Shania Twain pulls off one of her most iconic looks in sexy new video , Senior Country Correspondent 2:29pm, July 27
Kane Brown tells us everything he knows about his wedding plans Features Kane Brown tells us everything he knows about his wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 8:22pm, July 26
Miley Cyrus speaks out on a cause close to her heart News Miley Cyrus speaks out on a cause close to her heart , Senior Country Correspondent 5:29pm, July 26
This country star’s impression of “Magic Mike” couldn’t get more awkward News This country star’s impression of “Magic Mike” couldn’t get more awkward , Senior Country Correspondent 4:41pm, July 26
A country outlaw causes quite a ruckus when he refuses to enter concert venue News A country outlaw causes quite a ruckus when he refuses to enter concert venue , Senior Country Correspondent 7:57pm, July 25
Lauren Alaina ignites a concert crowd with this ’90s pop classic Performances Lauren Alaina ignites a concert crowd with this ’90s pop classic , Senior Country Correspondent 5:07pm, July 25
This country bride-to-be just said yes to the dress! News This country bride-to-be just said yes to the dress! , Senior Country Correspondent 3:39pm, July 25
Thomas Rhett’s hands are tied when it comes to keeping his pregnant wife comfy News Thomas Rhett’s hands are tied when it comes to keeping his pregnant wife comfy , Senior Country Correspondent 10:57pm, July 24
This country singer’s wife just gave him the sexiest birthday surprise ever News This country singer’s wife just gave him the sexiest birthday surprise ever , Senior Country Correspondent 6:27pm, July 24
Lauren Alaina shakes it for Luke Bryan during adorable concert cameo Performances Lauren Alaina shakes it for Luke Bryan during adorable concert cameo , Senior Country Correspondent 4:17pm, July 24
Kane Brown opens up about the big step he just took with his fiancée Features Kane Brown opens up about the big step he just took with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, July 24
Julianne Hough and her new hubby prove strong is sexy in these new shots News Julianne Hough and her new hubby prove strong is sexy in these new shots , Senior Country Correspondent 10:36pm, July 21
Carrie Underwood heats up social media with this bikini shot News Carrie Underwood heats up social media with this bikini shot , Senior Country Correspondent 9:22pm, July 21
Thomas Rhett debuts a sweet new song celebrating his love for Lauren News Thomas Rhett debuts a sweet new song celebrating his love for Lauren , Senior Country Correspondent 6:07pm, July 21
Savannah Chrisley explains why she went super-sexy with this dress News Savannah Chrisley explains why she went super-sexy with this dress , Senior Country Correspondent 6:11pm, July 20
Miranda Lambert pays tribute to Texas with hardcore country anthem News Miranda Lambert pays tribute to Texas with hardcore country anthem , Senior Country Correspondent 5:23pm, July 20
Julianne Hough just dropped her sexiest honeymoon pic yet News Julianne Hough just dropped her sexiest honeymoon pic yet , Senior Country Correspondent 3:35pm, July 20
See this country star’s bold new cut and color News See this country star’s bold new cut and color , Senior Country Correspondent 2:17pm, July 20
Watch Kane Brown get tricked into a big surprise News Watch Kane Brown get tricked into a big surprise , Senior Country Correspondent 8:40pm, July 19