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.


George Strait tells the most hilarious story of mistaken identity News George Strait tells the most hilarious story of mistaken identity , Senior Country Correspondent 8:12pm, July 19
Julie Chrisley tearfully recalls the story behind the death of her brother News Julie Chrisley tearfully recalls the story behind the death of her brother , Senior Country Correspondent 7:16pm, July 19
Savannah Chrisley comes clean about her romantic life News Savannah Chrisley comes clean about her romantic life , Senior Country Correspondent 5:40pm, July 19
Reba McEntire admits her true feelings for “sexy little rascal” George Strait News Reba McEntire admits her true feelings for “sexy little rascal” George Strait , Senior Country Correspondent 7:22pm, July 18
A country duo goes off on Twitter against a so-called fan News A country duo goes off on Twitter against a so-called fan , Senior Country Correspondent 6:07pm, July 18
Natalie Maines interrupts her spiritual quest to take a jab at President Trump News Natalie Maines interrupts her spiritual quest to take a jab at President Trump , Senior Country Correspondent 5:15pm, July 18
RaeLynn tells us she’s thankful for her past heartache with her husband Features RaeLynn tells us she’s thankful for her past heartache with her husband , Senior Country Correspondent 3:52pm, July 18
Miranda Lambert fires away in dynamic new performance with a country giant News Miranda Lambert fires away in dynamic new performance with a country giant , Senior Country Correspondent 5:52pm, July 17
Watch a country legend take his place as the newest member of the Eagles News Watch a country legend take his place as the newest member of the Eagles , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, July 17
Natalie Maines reveals a whole new side in brand new Instagram pic News Natalie Maines reveals a whole new side in brand new Instagram pic , Senior Country Correspondent 6:36pm, July 14
RaeLynn tells us about the good advice she got from mentor Blake Shelton News RaeLynn tells us about the good advice she got from mentor Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 6:13pm, July 14
A “The Voice” favorite is blowing us away with this country mashup News A “The Voice” favorite is blowing us away with this country mashup , Senior Country Correspondent 5:47pm, July 14
Kid Rock’s political saga just took a turn with aggressive “Po-Dunk” video News Kid Rock’s political saga just took a turn with aggressive “Po-Dunk” video , Senior Country Correspondent 5:26pm, July 14
Watch Luke Bryan spend some major quality time with his son Bo News Watch Luke Bryan spend some major quality time with his son Bo , Senior Country Correspondent 6:14am, July 14
This engaged country star is having trouble with a key part of her wedding plans News This engaged country star is having trouble with a key part of her wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 8:19pm, July 13
Julianne Hough shares heartfelt love note to her brand-new hubby News Julianne Hough shares heartfelt love note to her brand-new hubby , Senior Country Correspondent 6:52pm, July 13
Savannah Chrisley angrily confronts her haters on social media News Savannah Chrisley angrily confronts her haters on social media , Senior Country Correspondent 6:42pm, July 13
The man who gave us so many ’90s country hits has died News The man who gave us so many ’90s country hits has died , Senior Country Correspondent 1:37pm, July 13
Kid Rock drops a big hint about his political future News Kid Rock drops a big hint about his political future , Senior Country Correspondent 10:05pm, July 12
Country’s newest viral sensation amazes again with this John Michael Montgomery classic News Country’s newest viral sensation amazes again with this John Michael Montgomery classic , Senior Country Correspondent 5:17pm, July 12
“Forbes” just released its highest-paid country stars list for 2017 News “Forbes” just released its highest-paid country stars list for 2017 , Senior Country Correspondent 4:50pm, July 12
It takes guts for a guy to cover Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood News It takes guts for a guy to cover Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood , Senior Country Correspondent 8:41pm, July 11
Everyone is talking about Miley Cyrus’ reaction to this pic News Everyone is talking about Miley Cyrus’ reaction to this pic , Senior Country Correspondent 8:33pm, July 11
This country star’s sexy video has tongues wagging back home News This country star’s sexy video has tongues wagging back home , Senior Country Correspondent 8:24pm, July 11
This Conway Twitty cover is making a star out of this young man News This Conway Twitty cover is making a star out of this young man , Senior Country Correspondent 8:24pm, July 10
Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines makes a sudden and shocking exit from Twitter News Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines makes a sudden and shocking exit from Twitter , Senior Country Correspondent 8:19pm, July 10
Jason Aldean just gave us the ultimate ’90s country cover song performance News Jason Aldean just gave us the ultimate ’90s country cover song performance , Senior Country Correspondent 6:12am, July 9
Sam Hunt says his music represents the “2017 version” of country News Sam Hunt says his music represents the “2017 version” of country , Senior Country Correspondent 7:11am, July 8
One of country’s sexiest new stars breathes new life into this classic song News One of country’s sexiest new stars breathes new life into this classic song , Senior Country Correspondent 6:21pm, July 7
This country heartthrob takes us inside his new marriage News This country heartthrob takes us inside his new marriage , Senior Country Correspondent 11:00pm, July 6