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.

Singer Chase Rice remembers his late father with an emotional tribute Videos Singer Chase Rice remembers his late father with an emotional tribute , Senior Country Correspondent 6:35pm, February 21
Tim McGraw reveals a connection with the Florida school shooting News Tim McGraw reveals a connection with the Florida school shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 6:12pm, February 21
Maren Morris attempts “Dirty Dancing” move at bachelorette party News Maren Morris attempts “Dirty Dancing” move at bachelorette party , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, February 21
Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher Features Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, February 21
Kelsea Ballerini shares details of her badly-timed battle with the flu News Kelsea Ballerini shares details of her badly-timed battle with the flu , Senior Country Correspondent 10:09pm, February 20
Rising country star Michael Ray leans on fans to face life challenges Features Rising country star Michael Ray leans on fans to face life challenges , Senior Country Correspondent 9:48pm, February 20
Kelsea Ballerini's surprise duet with a talented fan floors audience Performances Kelsea Ballerini's surprise duet with a talented fan floors audience , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, February 20
Unreleased Daryle Singletary music at center of a brewing legal battle News Unreleased Daryle Singletary music at center of a brewing legal battle , Senior Country Correspondent 4:46pm, February 15
A country music dad shows how he is moving forward after the tragic death of his son News A country music dad shows how he is moving forward after the tragic death of his son , Senior Country Correspondent 12:05pm, February 15
Lady Antebellum frontman hilariously slays Celine Dion’s “Titanic” hit Features Lady Antebellum frontman hilariously slays Celine Dion’s “Titanic” hit , Senior Country Correspondent 10:03am, February 15
Luke Bryan says he's trying to avoid being rude on “American Idol” Features Luke Bryan says he's trying to avoid being rude on “American Idol” , Senior Country Correspondent 4:20pm, February 14
FGL's Tyler Hubbard tastes his wife’s breast milk on camera ... really News FGL's Tyler Hubbard tastes his wife’s breast milk on camera ... really , Senior Country Correspondent 1:05pm, February 14
FGL's Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley thank God for their blessings News FGL's Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley thank God for their blessings , Senior Country Correspondent 11:59am, February 14
Rising star Russell Dickerson steps up to take our singing challenge Features Rising star Russell Dickerson steps up to take our singing challenge , Senior Country Correspondent 5:29pm, February 13
Jason Aldean’s baby boy, Memphis, is so cute in these new photos News Jason Aldean’s baby boy, Memphis, is so cute in these new photos , Senior Country Correspondent 2:19pm, February 13
Garth Brooks spends his birthday with his daughters and granddaughters News Garth Brooks spends his birthday with his daughters and granddaughters , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 13
Scotty McCreery and his fiancée share a long-term love Features Scotty McCreery and his fiancée share a long-term love , Senior Country Correspondent 8:48am, February 13
A 10-year-old “America’s Got Talent” star details her health struggles Performances A 10-year-old “America’s Got Talent” star details her health struggles , Senior Country Correspondent 10:20pm, February 12
Rising country star Walker Hayes gets real about Valentine’s Day Features Rising country star Walker Hayes gets real about Valentine’s Day , Senior Country Correspondent 3:49pm, February 12
Chris Lane hilariously enlists Instagram to pray for his future wife Features Chris Lane hilariously enlists Instagram to pray for his future wife , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, February 12
Jason Aldean’s new video includes scenes of a graphic car accident Videos Jason Aldean’s new video includes scenes of a graphic car accident , Senior Country Correspondent 11:33am, February 12
Kacey Musgraves posts sexy, revealing new snapshot on Instagram News Kacey Musgraves posts sexy, revealing new snapshot on Instagram , Senior Country Correspondent 4:22pm, February 9
Jason Aldean’s wife thinks baby boy Memphis will be a "heartbreaker" News Jason Aldean’s wife thinks baby boy Memphis will be a "heartbreaker" , Senior Country Correspondent 3:02pm, February 9
Country star Cam plays the other woman in wrenching “Diane” video Videos Country star Cam plays the other woman in wrenching “Diane” video , Senior Country Correspondent 12:33pm, February 9
Brantley Gilbert tries touring with his baby for the first time News Brantley Gilbert tries touring with his baby for the first time , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51am, February 9
Johnny Cash’s poetry has been set to music and recorded by superstars News Johnny Cash’s poetry has been set to music and recorded by superstars , Senior Country Correspondent 12:40am, February 9
Jackie Lee remembers late mother with gift to Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney Features Jackie Lee remembers late mother with gift to Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney , Senior Country Correspondent 2:56pm, February 8
Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans share sexy honeymoon video Features Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans share sexy honeymoon video , Senior Country Correspondent 12:57pm, February 8
Miranda Lambert drops some provocative hints about her future News Miranda Lambert drops some provocative hints about her future , Senior Country Correspondent 11:06am, February 8
Country star Moe Bandy’s cheating songs still pack a punch News Country star Moe Bandy’s cheating songs still pack a punch , Senior Country Correspondent 12:51pm, February 7