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.

This country star gets real about the illness that’s got her on the bathroom floor News This country star gets real about the illness that’s got her on the bathroom floor , Senior Country Correspondent 10:09pm, February 20
A country star leans on his fans to get through tough times Features A country star leans on his fans to get through tough times , Senior Country Correspondent 9:48pm, February 20
Kelsea Ballerini pulls a young girl up from the audience and finds new duet partner Performances Kelsea Ballerini pulls a young girl up from the audience and finds new duet partner , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, February 20
A legal battle is brewing over the “final recordings” of a recently departed country star News A legal battle is brewing over the “final recordings” of a recently departed country star , 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
One of country’s finest male voices sings a ridiculous and amazing Celine Dion cover Features One of country’s finest male voices sings a ridiculous and amazing Celine Dion cover , Senior Country Correspondent 10:03am, February 15
Luke Bryan tells us how he’s dropping those tough truth bombs on “American Idol” Features Luke Bryan tells us how he’s dropping those tough truth bombs on “American Idol” , Senior Country Correspondent 4:20pm, February 14
Watch the reaction of Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard to tasting his wife’s breast milk News Watch the reaction of Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard to tasting his wife’s breast milk , Senior Country Correspondent 1:05pm, February 14
This sweet photo was taken on a day that would change this country couple’s life News This sweet photo was taken on a day that would change this country couple’s life , Senior Country Correspondent 11:59am, February 14
Watch our favorite new country couple show off their silly side Features Watch our favorite new country couple show off their silly side , Senior Country Correspondent 5:29pm, February 13
The latest batch of Baby Aldean pictures will have you in a puddle News The latest batch of Baby Aldean pictures will have you in a puddle , Senior Country Correspondent 2:19pm, February 13
Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world News Garth Brooks spends his 56th birthday with his favorite women in the world , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 13
Scotty McCreery has only ever had eyes for his fiancée, Gabi Features Scotty McCreery has only ever had eyes for his fiancée, Gabi , Senior Country Correspondent 8:48am, February 13
Watch this 10-year old “America’s Got Talent” star sing about overcoming a grave illness Performances Watch this 10-year old “America’s Got Talent” star sing about overcoming a grave illness , Senior Country Correspondent 10:20pm, February 12
This couple with six, soon to be seven kids, gets real on Valentine’s Day Features This couple with six, soon to be seven kids, gets real on Valentine’s Day , Senior Country Correspondent 3:49pm, February 12
This eligible bachelor caused quite a stir when he asked for prayers for his future wife Features This eligible bachelor caused quite a stir when he asked for prayers for his future wife , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, February 12
You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching this couple’s love story unfold Videos You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching this couple’s love story unfold , Senior Country Correspondent 11:33am, February 12
Kacey Musgraves lets it all hang out in new, revealing pic News Kacey Musgraves lets it all hang out in new, revealing pic , Senior Country Correspondent 4:22pm, February 9
Jason Aldean’s boy Memphis is a stunner in this new snapshot News Jason Aldean’s boy Memphis is a stunner in this new snapshot , Senior Country Correspondent 3:02pm, February 9
Heart-wrenching new video plays out the true toll of cheating in a marriage Videos Heart-wrenching new video plays out the true toll of cheating in a marriage , Senior Country Correspondent 12:33pm, February 9
Brantley Gilbert takes a big step with his little man, Barrett News Brantley Gilbert takes a big step with his little man, Barrett , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51am, February 9
A country legend’s son shares the treasures he found after his father’s death News A country legend’s son shares the treasures he found after his father’s death , Senior Country Correspondent 12:40am, February 9
A baby gift given in memory of a country star’s mom will have you in tears Features A baby gift given in memory of a country star’s mom will have you in tears , Senior Country Correspondent 2:56pm, February 8
This hot country couple gives us a look at their sexy honeymoon Features This hot country couple gives us a look at their sexy honeymoon , 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
They don’t make cheatin’ and drinkin’ country songs like these anymore News They don’t make cheatin’ and drinkin’ country songs like these anymore , Senior Country Correspondent 12:51pm, February 7
Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers step into the spotlight with their relationship Nascar Danica Patrick and Aaron Rodgers step into the spotlight with their relationship , Senior Country Correspondent 11:29am, February 7
Vince Gill finds the courage to come forward with his own abuse story News Vince Gill finds the courage to come forward with his own abuse story , Senior Country Correspondent 3:51pm, February 6
Sadie Robertson opens up about following God’s plan for her love life Features Sadie Robertson opens up about following God’s plan for her love life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:06pm, February 6
Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance Performances Garth Brooks shocks fans with surprise late-night honky-tonk performance , Senior Country Correspondent 11:02am, February 6