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.

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
A rising country star gets really honest about self-acceptance News A rising country star gets really honest about self-acceptance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:27am, March 6
“Up Down” singer Morgan Wallen brought his “mamaw” along for his Opry debut Features “Up Down” singer Morgan Wallen brought his “mamaw” along for his Opry debut , Senior Country Correspondent 5:47pm, March 5
Brantley Gilbert may be planning a little left turn that could surprise some folks News Brantley Gilbert may be planning a little left turn that could surprise some folks , Senior Country Correspondent 11:12am, March 5
The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry makes a heartbreaking announcement about her marriage News The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry makes a heartbreaking announcement about her marriage , Senior Country Correspondent 10:53pm, March 4
Tim McGraw takes another bold step in the gun control debate News Tim McGraw takes another bold step in the gun control debate , Senior Country Correspondent 8:39pm, March 3
Dan + Shay are making some of the best videos in country music today Features Dan + Shay are making some of the best videos in country music today , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, March 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pal Cole Swindell tells us how they’ve connected over similar losses Features Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pal Cole Swindell tells us how they’ve connected over similar losses , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, March 2
Jason Aldean spends his birthday honoring the man who changed his life Features Jason Aldean spends his birthday honoring the man who changed his life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:47pm, March 1
ACM Awards nominations hold surprises and snubs for some top stars News ACM Awards nominations hold surprises and snubs for some top stars , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11am, March 1
Prayers are going up for Carrie Underwood’s Oklahoma family with this tough news News Prayers are going up for Carrie Underwood’s Oklahoma family with this tough news , Senior Country Correspondent 2:06pm, February 28
Craig Morgan’s family shares a connection with those who have lost a loved one Features Craig Morgan’s family shares a connection with those who have lost a loved one , Senior Country Correspondent 12:15pm, February 28
Scotty McCreery lets fans in on a deeper level with this powerful message News Scotty McCreery lets fans in on a deeper level with this powerful message , Senior Country Correspondent 10:47am, February 28
A favorite from “The Voice” shares stunning images from her fairy tale wedding Features A favorite from “The Voice” shares stunning images from her fairy tale wedding , Senior Country Correspondent 5:00pm, February 27
Craig Morgan shares joy and sadness remembering his late son, Jerry Features Craig Morgan shares joy and sadness remembering his late son, Jerry , Senior Country Correspondent 4:11pm, February 27
Kid Rock bares his musical soul in a stirring new video Videos Kid Rock bares his musical soul in a stirring new video , Senior Country Correspondent 12:59pm, February 27
Watch Dolly Parton celebrate a very personal milestone inspired by her late father News Watch Dolly Parton celebrate a very personal milestone inspired by her late father , Senior Country Correspondent 11:52am, February 27
A favorite from “The Voice” still looks to Blake Shelton for inspiration News A favorite from “The Voice” still looks to Blake Shelton for inspiration , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, February 26
Carrie Underwood’s hubby takes a big step forward with her blessing News Carrie Underwood’s hubby takes a big step forward with her blessing , Senior Country Correspondent 11:47am, February 26
Watch Gwen Stefani shock Blake Shelton’s concert crowd Performances Watch Gwen Stefani shock Blake Shelton’s concert crowd , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 26
Here’s a country star who isn’t afraid to share his faith with his fans Features Here’s a country star who isn’t afraid to share his faith with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 4:43pm, February 23
Things get personal in the Lisa Marie Presley bankruptcy saga News Things get personal in the Lisa Marie Presley bankruptcy saga , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, February 23
Kane Brown might be cooking up a duet with his fiancée News Kane Brown might be cooking up a duet with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 23
Beloved ‘90s rockers tell story of personal loss to addiction in this powerful new song Features Beloved ‘90s rockers tell story of personal loss to addiction in this powerful new song , Senior Country Correspondent 1:27pm, February 22
Kacey Musgraves’ next move may be her most shocking yet News Kacey Musgraves’ next move may be her most shocking yet , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, February 22
A country star mourns his late father in this emotional new video Videos A country star mourns his late father in this emotional new video , Senior Country Correspondent 6:35pm, February 21
Tim McGraw reveals a personal connection with the Florida school shooting News Tim McGraw reveals a personal connection with the Florida school shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 6:12pm, February 21
Watch Maren Morris attempt a bold dance move in bachelorette party stunt News Watch Maren Morris attempt a bold dance move in bachelorette party stunt , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, February 21
Watch Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina react to a blast from their middle school past Features Watch Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina react to a blast from their middle school past , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, February 21