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.

Rising country star Chase Bryant admits he let success go to his head News Rising country star Chase Bryant admits he let success go to his head , Senior Country Correspondent 10:27am, March 6
“Up Down” singer Morgan Wallen shares his Opry debut with his "mamaw" Features “Up Down” singer Morgan Wallen shares his Opry debut with his "mamaw" , Senior Country Correspondent 5:47pm, March 5
Brantley Gilbert hints at releasing an acoustic album News Brantley Gilbert hints at releasing an acoustic album , Senior Country Correspondent 11:12am, March 5
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry has split from husband J.P Arencibia News The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry has split from husband J.P Arencibia , Senior Country Correspondent 10:53pm, March 4
Tim McGraw speaks out in support of gun control News Tim McGraw speaks out in support of gun control , Senior Country Correspondent 8:39pm, March 3
Dan + Shay release a beautiful new video for “Tequila” Features Dan + Shay release a beautiful new video for “Tequila” , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, March 2
Cole Swindell shares bond with Dale Earnhardt Jr. over similar losses Features Cole Swindell shares bond with Dale Earnhardt Jr. over similar losses , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, March 2
Jason Aldean honors the man who changed his life Features Jason Aldean honors the man who changed his life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:47pm, March 1
This newly-announced ACM Awards nominations hold some big surprises News This newly-announced ACM Awards nominations hold some big surprises , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11am, March 1
Carrie Underwood loses a childhood friend News Carrie Underwood loses a childhood friend , Senior Country Correspondent 2:06pm, February 28
Craig Morgan’s family explains why they’re now sharing their grief Features Craig Morgan’s family explains why they’re now sharing their grief , Senior Country Correspondent 12:15pm, February 28
Scotty McCreery proves the doubters wrong with his big hit single News Scotty McCreery proves the doubters wrong with his big hit single , Senior Country Correspondent 10:47am, February 28
“The Voice” favorite RaeLynn shares video from her magical wedding day Features “The Voice” favorite RaeLynn shares video from her magical wedding day , Senior Country Correspondent 5:00pm, February 27
Country star Craig Morgan remembers his late son with new TV show Features Country star Craig Morgan remembers his late son with new TV show , Senior Country Correspondent 4:11pm, February 27
Kid Rock pours all his influences into a stirring new video Videos Kid Rock pours all his influences into a stirring new video , Senior Country Correspondent 12:59pm, February 27
Dolly Parton donates 100 millionth children’s book in father's memory News Dolly Parton donates 100 millionth children’s book in father's memory , Senior Country Correspondent 11:52am, February 27
Blake Shelton still keeps up with this “The Voice” winner's career News Blake Shelton still keeps up with this “The Voice” winner's career , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, February 26
Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher is officially back on the ice News Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher is officially back on the ice , Senior Country Correspondent 11:47am, February 26
Gwen Stefani sings a surprise duet with Blake Shelton on his tour Performances Gwen Stefani sings a surprise duet with Blake Shelton on his tour , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 26
Country star Chris Lane shares his faith via Instagram Features Country star Chris Lane shares his faith via Instagram , Senior Country Correspondent 4:43pm, February 23
Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie sues ex-manager for $100 million News Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie sues ex-manager for $100 million , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, February 23
Kane Brown may be planning a duet with his fiancée News Kane Brown may be planning a duet with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 23
Sister Hazel drops powerful new song addressing addiction Features Sister Hazel drops powerful new song addressing addiction , Senior Country Correspondent 1:27pm, February 22
Kacey Musgraves shocks fans with honest love songs News Kacey Musgraves shocks fans with honest love songs , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, February 22
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