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.

Ashley McBryde writes about the other side of country life News Ashley McBryde writes about the other side of country life , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, March 29
Kacey Musgraves had celestial inspiration for new album “Golden Hour” News Kacey Musgraves had celestial inspiration for new album “Golden Hour” , Senior Country Correspondent 10:45am, March 29
Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit News Luke Bryan reacts to getting his 20th No. 1 hit , Senior Country Correspondent 9:41am, March 29
Garth Brooks shares his Country Music Hall of Fame picks News Garth Brooks shares his Country Music Hall of Fame picks , Senior Country Correspondent 9:17am, March 29
Here's a March Madness: Reba McEntire Edition bracket for her birthday News Here's a March Madness: Reba McEntire Edition bracket for her birthday , Senior Country Correspondent 11:41am, March 28
The late Dottie West is finally going into Country Music Hall of Fame News The late Dottie West is finally going into Country Music Hall of Fame , Senior Country Correspondent 12:21pm, March 27
Ricky Skaggs one of three new Country Music Hall of Fame inductees News Ricky Skaggs one of three new Country Music Hall of Fame inductees , Senior Country Correspondent 11:32am, March 27
Reba McEntire hints at her big plans for hosting the ACM Awards News Reba McEntire hints at her big plans for hosting the ACM Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 11:11am, March 26
Cam and Smokey Robinson deliver a joyous new performance Performances Cam and Smokey Robinson deliver a joyous new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:48am, March 26
Maren Morris’s fans are already on board with new single, “Rich” News Maren Morris’s fans are already on board with new single, “Rich” , Senior Country Correspondent 12:24pm, March 23
Jordan Davis channels Louisiana on debut album, “Home State” News Jordan Davis channels Louisiana on debut album, “Home State” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:30am, March 23
Scotty McCreery and his pals like to get down at their dance parties Features Scotty McCreery and his pals like to get down at their dance parties , Senior Country Correspondent 3:51pm, March 22
Mary Gauthier helps military vets tell their stories on her new album Features Mary Gauthier helps military vets tell their stories on her new album , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, March 22
Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration Music Keith Urban puts a Merle Haggard riff in Julia Michaels collaboration , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, March 21
Garth Brooks inducts Chris Janson into the Grand Ole Opry family News Garth Brooks inducts Chris Janson into the Grand Ole Opry family , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, March 21
Garth Brooks supports March for Our Lives protesters with new song Performances Garth Brooks supports March for Our Lives protesters with new song , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, March 20
Glen Campbell’s widow opens up about the family feud over his estate News Glen Campbell’s widow opens up about the family feud over his estate , Senior Country Correspondent 10:23am, March 20
Sugarland faced the truth with new single “Still the Same” News Sugarland faced the truth with new single “Still the Same” , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, March 19
Brantley Gilbert reveals what he lost in his recent tour bus fire News Brantley Gilbert reveals what he lost in his recent tour bus fire , Senior Country Correspondent 10:43am, March 19
Chris Young looks forward to headlining Nashville arena Features Chris Young looks forward to headlining Nashville arena , Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, March 16
Scotty McCreery’s dark days are over with the release of his new album Features Scotty McCreery’s dark days are over with the release of his new album , Senior Country Correspondent 10:13am, March 16
George Jones’ widow hit with multimillion-dollar lawsuit News George Jones’ widow hit with multimillion-dollar lawsuit , Senior Country Correspondent 12:45pm, March 15
Elton John taps Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, LBT for covers album News Elton John taps Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, LBT for covers album , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, March 15
Cole Swindell’s “Break Up in the End” puts new twist on sad situation Features Cole Swindell’s “Break Up in the End” puts new twist on sad situation , Senior Country Correspondent 2:03pm, March 14
Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston posts tribute to his late grandmother News Cadillac Three’s Jaren Johnston posts tribute to his late grandmother , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, March 14
Brothers Osborne get real on raw new album, “Port Saint Joe” Features Brothers Osborne get real on raw new album, “Port Saint Joe” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, March 13
Garth Brooks revisits his "Chris Gaines" era with new performance Performances Garth Brooks revisits his "Chris Gaines" era with new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, March 13
Scotty McCreery may use a new love song in his upcoming wedding Features Scotty McCreery may use a new love song in his upcoming wedding , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21pm, March 12
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has been changed by fatherhood News Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has been changed by fatherhood , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, March 12
Scotty McCreery prepares to be an uncle, and has a nickname picked out Features Scotty McCreery prepares to be an uncle, and has a nickname picked out , Senior Country Correspondent 5:40pm, March 6