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.


Keith Urban bids a musical farewell to the man he calls his “father in a parallel universe” News Keith Urban bids a musical farewell to the man he calls his “father in a parallel universe” , Senior Country Correspondent 3:04pm, September 28
Lady Antebellum’s new video shows the beauty of Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria devastation News Lady Antebellum’s new video shows the beauty of Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria devastation , Senior Country Correspondent 2:08pm, September 28
Charlie Daniels speaks out on the national anthem kneeling controversy News Charlie Daniels speaks out on the national anthem kneeling controversy , Senior Country Correspondent 8:58pm, September 27
A country star opens up about the tragic loss of his son News A country star opens up about the tragic loss of his son , Senior Country Correspondent 4:06pm, September 27
Darius Rucker gets quite a shock during his first-ever psychic reading Features Darius Rucker gets quite a shock during his first-ever psychic reading , Senior Country Correspondent 2:00pm, September 27
Shania Twain opens up about how music saved her from childhood poverty News Shania Twain opens up about how music saved her from childhood poverty , Senior Country Correspondent 8:29pm, September 26
Miranda Lambert wants you to check out these covers of her most heartfelt hit Performances Miranda Lambert wants you to check out these covers of her most heartfelt hit , Senior Country Correspondent 3:38pm, September 26
There has been a major development in the divorce filing of Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus News There has been a major development in the divorce filing of Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, September 26
A country heartthrob sings about the bitter reality of a breakup in this new single Features A country heartthrob sings about the bitter reality of a breakup in this new single , Senior Country Correspondent 3:45pm, September 25
A country music dad shows off some major moves onstage News A country music dad shows off some major moves onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 3:35pm, September 25
A country artist expresses her support for Colin Kaepernick News A country artist expresses her support for Colin Kaepernick , Senior Country Correspondent 2:56pm, September 25
Miranda Lambert sends big love to a young cancer patient News Miranda Lambert sends big love to a young cancer patient , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, September 25
Dolly Parton just gave Reba McEntire the shock of a lifetime Performances Dolly Parton just gave Reba McEntire the shock of a lifetime , Senior Country Correspondent 6:39am, September 23
Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood face off singing “Does He Love You” at the Grand Ole Opry Performances Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood face off singing “Does He Love You” at the Grand Ole Opry , Senior Country Correspondent 5:53am, September 23
Loretta Lynn speaks out about her health after suffering a stroke last May News Loretta Lynn speaks out about her health after suffering a stroke last May , Senior Country Correspondent 7:31pm, September 22
Carrie Underwood reveals surprise collaboration with a top Christian artist News Carrie Underwood reveals surprise collaboration with a top Christian artist , Senior Country Correspondent 5:15pm, September 22
A caring father shares an unforgettable lesson on how to treat a “Drunk Girl” Features A caring father shares an unforgettable lesson on how to treat a “Drunk Girl” , Senior Country Correspondent 4:51pm, September 22
Midland’s fun-loving new video proves this band is no one-hit wonder Features Midland’s fun-loving new video proves this band is no one-hit wonder , Senior Country Correspondent 3:33pm, September 22
We now know about the crazy, amazing night Garth Brooks gave his queen on her bday Features We now know about the crazy, amazing night Garth Brooks gave his queen on her bday , Senior Country Correspondent 2:57pm, September 21
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