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.


Chris Stapleton strikes back against hate with a drive to play his music News Chris Stapleton strikes back against hate with a drive to play his music , Senior Country Correspondent 4:25pm, October 10
Garth Brooks celebrates an unprecedented milestone with the sweetest fan story News Garth Brooks celebrates an unprecedented milestone with the sweetest fan story , Senior Country Correspondent 3:38pm, October 10
Dolly Parton’s tireless work for kids inspires this new inspirational song News Dolly Parton’s tireless work for kids inspires this new inspirational song , Senior Country Correspondent 8:43pm, October 9
Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood gave this brave woman a big surprise News Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood gave this brave woman a big surprise , Senior Country Correspondent 7:00pm, October 9
Kane Brown goes down memory lane with this brand-new Brooks & Dunn cover Performances Kane Brown goes down memory lane with this brand-new Brooks & Dunn cover , Senior Country Correspondent 6:00pm, October 9
Luke Bryan’s wife took their son hunting, and look what happened News Luke Bryan’s wife took their son hunting, and look what happened , Senior Country Correspondent 3:07pm, October 9
A country star shares a vintage pic that you won’t believe News A country star shares a vintage pic that you won’t believe , Senior Country Correspondent 9:31pm, October 6
Julianne Hough feels more independent and sexy since she tied the knot News Julianne Hough feels more independent and sexy since she tied the knot , Senior Country Correspondent 3:30pm, October 6
Luke Bryan’s new song is a return to his classic country sound News Luke Bryan’s new song is a return to his classic country sound , Senior Country Correspondent 2:48pm, October 6
Here’s nearly nine minutes of Scotty McCreery singing classic country at the Opry Performances Here’s nearly nine minutes of Scotty McCreery singing classic country at the Opry , Senior Country Correspondent 7:10pm, October 5
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill reveal hilarious plans for their anniversary News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill reveal hilarious plans for their anniversary , Senior Country Correspondent 5:58pm, October 5
Miranda Lambert returns to the stage for the first time after Vegas tragedy Performances Miranda Lambert returns to the stage for the first time after Vegas tragedy , Senior Country Correspondent 4:44pm, October 5
Eric Church gets emotional over a fan shot down in the Vegas massacre Performances Eric Church gets emotional over a fan shot down in the Vegas massacre , Senior Country Correspondent 3:07pm, October 5
This failed music lesson between Chelsea Handler and Blake Shelton is downright hysterical News This failed music lesson between Chelsea Handler and Blake Shelton is downright hysterical , Senior Country Correspondent 6:27pm, October 4
Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon just gave us a reason to smile again News Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon just gave us a reason to smile again , Senior Country Correspondent 4:48pm, October 4
Luke Bryan has accomplished a milestone few legends ever reach News Luke Bryan has accomplished a milestone few legends ever reach , Senior Country Correspondent 4:14pm, October 4
Johnny Cash’s daughter calls on country artists to speak out against gun violence News Johnny Cash’s daughter calls on country artists to speak out against gun violence , Senior Country Correspondent 8:20pm, October 3
If you are feeling helpless right now, this is the song you need to hear Music If you are feeling helpless right now, this is the song you need to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 5:47pm, October 3
Vince Gill and Amy Grant offer moving prayers for Las Vegas shooting victims Features Vince Gill and Amy Grant offer moving prayers for Las Vegas shooting victims , Senior Country Correspondent 4:02pm, October 3
Loretta Lynn sings for her fans for the first time following stroke News Loretta Lynn sings for her fans for the first time following stroke , Senior Country Correspondent 3:41pm, October 3
Keith Urban reveals how he explained the Las Vegas shooting to his nine-year-old daughter Features Keith Urban reveals how he explained the Las Vegas shooting to his nine-year-old daughter , Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, October 3
Remember Tom Petty’s country influence with this spot-on Jason Aldean cover News Remember Tom Petty’s country influence with this spot-on Jason Aldean cover , Senior Country Correspondent 10:43am, October 3
Country artist who survived Las Vegas shooting calls for gun control laws now News Country artist who survived Las Vegas shooting calls for gun control laws now , Senior Country Correspondent 6:04pm, October 2
Brothers Osborne send message of love to Las Vegas country fans in wake of mass shooting News Brothers Osborne send message of love to Las Vegas country fans in wake of mass shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 5:09pm, October 2
President Donald Trump offers words of comfort to Las Vegas shooting victims News President Donald Trump offers words of comfort to Las Vegas shooting victims , Senior Country Correspondent 3:19pm, October 2
Chris Young says he’s lucky to be alive after Vegas shooting News Chris Young says he’s lucky to be alive after Vegas shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 2:05pm, October 2
Miranda Lambert shares a slew of breathtaking outdoor pics with fans News Miranda Lambert shares a slew of breathtaking outdoor pics with fans , Senior Country Correspondent 7:37pm, September 29
We just fell deeper in love with Brantley Gilbert because of this video Performances We just fell deeper in love with Brantley Gilbert because of this video , Senior Country Correspondent 6:31pm, September 29
Cole Swindell shows off some sexy swagger in new performance on “Ellen” Performances Cole Swindell shows off some sexy swagger in new performance on “Ellen” , Senior Country Correspondent 5:15pm, September 29
The Chrisley family is mourning the sudden death of a close friend News The Chrisley family is mourning the sudden death of a close friend , Senior Country Correspondent 5:23pm, September 28