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 wants country music fans to think for themselves News Ashley McBryde wants country music fans to think for themselves , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, March 29
Kacey Musgraves finds celestial inspiration for new album, “Golden Hour” News Kacey Musgraves finds celestial inspiration for new album, “Golden Hour” , Senior Country Correspondent 10:45am, March 29
Luke Bryan celebrates the “miracle” of his latest hit, “Most People Are Good” News Luke Bryan celebrates the “miracle” of his latest hit, “Most People Are Good” , Senior Country Correspondent 9:41am, March 29
Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction News Garth Brooks reveals his picks for future Country Music Hall of Fame induction , Senior Country Correspondent 9:17am, March 29
Fill out your March Madness: Reba McEntire Edition Bracket to celebrate her birthday News Fill out your March Madness: Reba McEntire Edition Bracket to celebrate her birthday , Senior Country Correspondent 11:41am, March 28
Country legend Dottie West to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame News Country legend Dottie West to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame , Senior Country Correspondent 12:21pm, March 27
Ricky Skaggs among the new inductees into Country Music Hall of Fame News Ricky Skaggs among the new inductees into Country Music Hall of Fame , 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 holds her own with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in this joyful performance Performances Cam holds her own with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in this joyful performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:48am, March 26
Maren Morris let her fans call the shots with “Rich” new single News Maren Morris let her fans call the shots with “Rich” new single , Senior Country Correspondent 12:24pm, March 23
Country newcomer Jordan Davis takes you back home with new album “Home State” News Country newcomer Jordan Davis takes you back home with new album “Home State” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:30am, March 23
Scotty McCreery comes clean about rap-heavy dance parties with his buddies Features Scotty McCreery comes clean about rap-heavy dance parties with his buddies , Senior Country Correspondent 3:51pm, March 22
This military vet found hope through music on the Grand Ole Opry stage Features This military vet found hope through music on the Grand Ole Opry stage , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, March 22
Keith Urban gets an assist from Merle Haggard on this brand-new song Music Keith Urban gets an assist from Merle Haggard on this brand-new song , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, March 21
Watch Garth Brooks welcome the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member News Watch Garth Brooks welcome the Grand Ole Opry’s newest member , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, March 21
Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march Performances Garth Brooks sings unreleased new song in support of gun control march , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, March 20
Glen Campbell’s widow breaks her silence on the battle for his estate News Glen Campbell’s widow breaks her silence on the battle for his estate , Senior Country Correspondent 10:23am, March 20
Sugarland wrote about the elephant in the room on their comeback single News Sugarland wrote about the elephant in the room on their comeback single , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, March 19
Brantley Gilbert opens up about losing his home on wheels News Brantley Gilbert opens up about losing his home on wheels , Senior Country Correspondent 10:43am, March 19
Chris Young looks forward to a very special hometown show Features Chris Young looks forward to a very special hometown show , Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, March 16
Scotty McCreery’s dark days are over as he releases new album, “Seasons Change” Features Scotty McCreery’s dark days are over as he releases new album, “Seasons Change” , 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
Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and many more country stars are covering Elton John classics News Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert and many more country stars are covering Elton John classics , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, March 15
Cole Swindell will rip your heart out with this new breakup ballad Features Cole Swindell will rip your heart out with this new breakup ballad , Senior Country Correspondent 2:03pm, March 14
A country star says goodbye to his beloved grandmother News A country star says goodbye to his beloved grandmother , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, March 14
Brothers Osborne set to release their imperfectly human new album, “Port Saint Joe” Features Brothers Osborne set to release their imperfectly human new album, “Port Saint Joe” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, March 13
Garth Brooks revisits his alter ego for this brand-new performance Performances Garth Brooks revisits his alter ego for this brand-new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, March 13
Scotty McCreery tells us his new love song may end up in his wedding Features Scotty McCreery tells us his new love song may end up in his wedding , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21pm, March 12
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has been forever changed by fatherhood News Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard has been forever changed by fatherhood , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, March 12
Scotty McCreery looks forward to having a baby in the family Features Scotty McCreery looks forward to having a baby in the family , Senior Country Correspondent 5:40pm, March 6