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.




Luke Bryan only has one thing on his mind tonight after the CMA Awards come to a close News Luke Bryan only has one thing on his mind tonight after the CMA Awards come to a close , Senior Country Correspondent 10:23am, November 4
Find out how Carrie Underwood’s baby boy is helping his mommy get ready for the CMA Awards News Find out how Carrie Underwood’s baby boy is helping his mommy get ready for the CMA Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, November 3
Reba McEntire’s hair was a country superstar in its own right in the early ’90s News Reba McEntire’s hair was a country superstar in its own right in the early ’90s , Senior Country Correspondent 7:13am, November 3
Check out how Tim McGraw is keeping his late father close to his heart News Check out how Tim McGraw is keeping his late father close to his heart , Senior Country Correspondent 8:55pm, November 2
Get ready to swoon as you watch Thomas Rhett perform the sweetest love song News Get ready to swoon as you watch Thomas Rhett perform the sweetest love song , Senior Country Correspondent 11:43am, November 2
Meet the brave young man that stole the show from Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett News Meet the brave young man that stole the show from Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett , Senior Country Correspondent 10:02pm, November 1
Remember when Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley shocked everybody when they mentioned the country feud between Luke and Zac News Remember when Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley shocked everybody when they mentioned the country feud between Luke and Zac , Senior Country Correspondent 1:42pm, November 1
This is the song you’re going to blast as you tear out of work tonight News This is the song you’re going to blast as you tear out of work tonight , Senior Country Correspondent 2:33pm, October 30
You’re not going to believe what Shania Twain did to Johnny Cash in this CMA throwback clip News You’re not going to believe what Shania Twain did to Johnny Cash in this CMA throwback clip , Senior Country Correspondent 11:31am, October 29
Two of country music’s hottest new stars just led a singalong that you must hear to believe News Two of country music’s hottest new stars just led a singalong that you must hear to believe , Senior Country Correspondent 10:30am, October 29
Charlie Daniels just summed up his secret to staying young in less than 10 seconds News Charlie Daniels just summed up his secret to staying young in less than 10 seconds , Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, October 28
Carrie Underwood now has something exciting in common with Rihanna and Mariah Carey News Carrie Underwood now has something exciting in common with Rihanna and Mariah Carey , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, October 28
Flashback to the first time Keith Urban played his latest No.1 hit for the very first time News Flashback to the first time Keith Urban played his latest No.1 hit for the very first time , Senior Country Correspondent 12:24pm, October 28
Leave it to Eric Church to stir the pot a bit with his latest concert announcement News Leave it to Eric Church to stir the pot a bit with his latest concert announcement , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, October 27
Watch as country superstar Luke Bryan helps to make pal Randy Houser’s latest success that much sweeter News Watch as country superstar Luke Bryan helps to make pal Randy Houser’s latest success that much sweeter , Senior Country Correspondent 1:02pm, October 27
Why isn’t Miranda Lambert calling the Grand Ole Opry stage “Home” yet? News Why isn’t Miranda Lambert calling the Grand Ole Opry stage “Home” yet? , Senior Country Correspondent 5:22pm, October 26
Dierks Bentley reveals a hidden talent while paying tribute to his hero that you’re going to love News Dierks Bentley reveals a hidden talent while paying tribute to his hero that you’re going to love , Senior Country Correspondent 1:53pm, October 26
Country newcomer owes his Grand Ole Opry stardom to his late grandpa News Country newcomer owes his Grand Ole Opry stardom to his late grandpa , Senior Country Correspondent 2:54pm, October 23
Is Kelly Clarkson painting her baby nursery pink or blue? News Is Kelly Clarkson painting her baby nursery pink or blue? , Senior Country Correspondent 2:39pm, October 23
Killer Carrie Underwood strikes again on new album,  “Storyteller” News Killer Carrie Underwood strikes again on new album, “Storyteller” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:43pm, October 23
Kelly Clarkson’s health woes force her to make a very tough decision News Kelly Clarkson’s health woes force her to make a very tough decision , Senior Country Correspondent 3:32pm, October 22
Who was the mystery man Reba McEntire and Martina McBride fought over last night? News Who was the mystery man Reba McEntire and Martina McBride fought over last night? , Senior Country Correspondent 11:43am, October 22
Brantley Gilbert’s commitment to our troops continues long after the lights go down News Brantley Gilbert’s commitment to our troops continues long after the lights go down , Senior Country Correspondent 8:23pm, October 19
This Little Big Town star  just announced a project inspired by her deep, Southern roots News This Little Big Town star just announced a project inspired by her deep, Southern roots , Senior Country Correspondent 12:27pm, October 19
Watch Brantley Gilbert kick off benefit concert with this heartfelt prayer News Watch Brantley Gilbert kick off benefit concert with this heartfelt prayer , Senior Country Correspondent 3:44pm, October 18
High schooler taking a break from “kicking cancer’s butt” to walk the CMA Awards red carpet News High schooler taking a break from “kicking cancer’s butt” to walk the CMA Awards red carpet , Senior Country Correspondent 1:44pm, October 18
Some of your favorite country stars have a new favorite singer News Some of your favorite country stars have a new favorite singer , Senior Country Correspondent 6:05pm, October 16
You’ll jump for joy when you find out who Jason Aldean is taking on tour in 2016 News You’ll jump for joy when you find out who Jason Aldean is taking on tour in 2016 , Senior Country Correspondent 5:38pm, October 16
Not even being a country megastar excuses Tim McGraw from this parental chore News Not even being a country megastar excuses Tim McGraw from this parental chore , Senior Country Correspondent 11:57am, October 16