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 reveals the story behind his hilarious wardrobe malfunction News Luke Bryan reveals the story behind his hilarious wardrobe malfunction , Senior Country Correspondent 8:07pm, December 12
Luke Bryan’s memories of working with his dad are “what makes him country” Features Luke Bryan’s memories of working with his dad are “what makes him country” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, December 12
Garth Brooks has a challenge for Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher Features Garth Brooks has a challenge for Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher , Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, December 11
Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary Features Trisha Yearwood got emotional as Garth Brooks serenaded her onstage for their anniversary , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, December 11
This country outlaw isn’t happy with the way his Luke Bryan comments were twisted in the press News This country outlaw isn’t happy with the way his Luke Bryan comments were twisted in the press , Senior Country Correspondent 12:05pm, December 11
Scotty McCreery shares the news his fans have been waiting so long to hear Features Scotty McCreery shares the news his fans have been waiting so long to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 11:46am, December 11
Jana Kramer shares heartbreaking family news with her fans News Jana Kramer shares heartbreaking family news with her fans , Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, December 9
Lady Antebellum’s military tribute will hit you straight in the heart Features Lady Antebellum’s military tribute will hit you straight in the heart , Senior Country Correspondent 6:23pm, December 8
Chris Young is still pinching himself over this bucket list moment Features Chris Young is still pinching himself over this bucket list moment , Senior Country Correspondent 11:56am, December 8
Luke Bryan explains how he tunes out the haters and focuses on his fans News Luke Bryan explains how he tunes out the haters and focuses on his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 11:22am, December 8
Two hot country newcomers just blew our minds with this “Whiskey Lullaby” duet Features Two hot country newcomers just blew our minds with this “Whiskey Lullaby” duet , Senior Country Correspondent 2:32pm, December 7
Kane Brown delighted his devoted fans with this dreamy new performance Performances Kane Brown delighted his devoted fans with this dreamy new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 12:13pm, December 7
Kelsea Ballerini dons all-white swimsuit on her luxurious honeymoon News Kelsea Ballerini dons all-white swimsuit on her luxurious honeymoon , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, December 7
Scotty McCreery was pleasantly surprised with this special fan’s singing skills Features Scotty McCreery was pleasantly surprised with this special fan’s singing skills , Senior Country Correspondent 4:53pm, December 6
Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher opens up about the time he almost lost it all News Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher opens up about the time he almost lost it all , Senior Country Correspondent 4:19pm, December 6
Naomi Judd reveals her first thought when daughter Ashley told her about Harvey Weinstein News Naomi Judd reveals her first thought when daughter Ashley told her about Harvey Weinstein , Senior Country Correspondent 12:06pm, December 6
Chris Stapleton’s powerful new song will remind you of what really matters in life Features Chris Stapleton’s powerful new song will remind you of what really matters in life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:38am, December 6
Blake Shelton gives a really big gift to this little leukemia patient News Blake Shelton gives a really big gift to this little leukemia patient , Senior Country Correspondent 2:10pm, December 5
Luke Bryan’s nephew finally gave his uncle a compliment on this new song Features Luke Bryan’s nephew finally gave his uncle a compliment on this new song , Senior Country Correspondent 12:44pm, December 5
One of country’s hottest new bands release a new love jam we can’t resist Features One of country’s hottest new bands release a new love jam we can’t resist , Senior Country Correspondent 4:36pm, December 4
Chris Stapleton explains how his wife Morgane really keeps him on his toes Features Chris Stapleton explains how his wife Morgane really keeps him on his toes , Senior Country Correspondent 3:09pm, December 4
Rare Country Awards nominee Miranda Lambert held nothing back with this performance Features Rare Country Awards nominee Miranda Lambert held nothing back with this performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, December 4
Vince Gill talks about the slimy comment Matt Lauer made about the country legend’s daughter News Vince Gill talks about the slimy comment Matt Lauer made about the country legend’s daughter , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, December 4
Kelsea Ballerini and her Australian love look so happy in their wedding photo News Kelsea Ballerini and her Australian love look so happy in their wedding photo , Senior Country Correspondent 10:34pm, December 2
Hear Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood rehearse their unforgettable Opry duet News Hear Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood rehearse their unforgettable Opry duet , Senior Country Correspondent 3:46pm, December 1
This Rare Country Awards nominee is just like you and me Features This Rare Country Awards nominee is just like you and me , Senior Country Correspondent 11:44am, December 1
This country crooner has some exciting news for the holidays Features This country crooner has some exciting news for the holidays , Senior Country Correspondent 2:56pm, November 30
Little Big Town opens up about their “scary” opening act for 2018 Features Little Big Town opens up about their “scary” opening act for 2018 , Senior Country Correspondent 12:32pm, November 30
A country favorite is back with an old school love song Features A country favorite is back with an old school love song , Senior Country Correspondent 11:47am, November 30
A court battle could be brewing over the details of Glen Campbell’s will News A court battle could be brewing over the details of Glen Campbell’s will , Senior Country Correspondent 10:17am, November 30