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 video shows how parents Thomas Rhett and Lauren still have a blast together News This video shows how parents Thomas Rhett and Lauren still have a blast together , Senior Country Correspondent 6:19pm, January 23
Controversy continues in the fight surrounding Glen Campbell’s will News Controversy continues in the fight surrounding Glen Campbell’s will , Senior Country Correspondent 3:22pm, January 23
This dynamic new artist grew up down the road from country music’s most famous prison Features This dynamic new artist grew up down the road from country music’s most famous prison , Senior Country Correspondent 1:18pm, January 23
This country star’s tribute to her dying artist friend will move you to tears News This country star’s tribute to her dying artist friend will move you to tears , Senior Country Correspondent 3:33pm, January 22
A country star delights fans with this majorly adorable throwback pic Features A country star delights fans with this majorly adorable throwback pic , Senior Country Correspondent 12:50pm, January 22
Nicole Kidman opens up about the chances of Keith Urban joining her on the big screen News Nicole Kidman opens up about the chances of Keith Urban joining her on the big screen , Senior Country Correspondent 11:39am, January 22
Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage News Watch Luke Bryan’s reaction when he’s hit by lingerie onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, January 19
Carrie Underwood’s new photo reveals just how seriously she was injured in that fall News Carrie Underwood’s new photo reveals just how seriously she was injured in that fall , Senior Country Correspondent 10:55am, January 19
Cassadee Pope gets downright sultry with sexy new cover performance Features Cassadee Pope gets downright sultry with sexy new cover performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:21pm, January 18
Country stars involved in Las Vegas shooting are coming together to remember those we lost News Country stars involved in Las Vegas shooting are coming together to remember those we lost , Senior Country Correspondent 12:29pm, January 18
Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit Performances Keith Urban just debuted four brand-new songs and every one of them is a hit , Senior Country Correspondent 11:43am, January 18
Keith Urban discovered a big new talent when he let this fan take the microphone Performances Keith Urban discovered a big new talent when he let this fan take the microphone , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, January 18
Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet Performances Keith Urban and Kelsea Ballerini just teamed up for a flirty new duet , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21am, January 18
RaeLynn tells us what she plans to do about her big case of “baby fever” Features RaeLynn tells us what she plans to do about her big case of “baby fever” , Senior Country Correspondent 8:40pm, January 17
This country artist got his redneck on with a winter joyride News This country artist got his redneck on with a winter joyride , Senior Country Correspondent 4:56pm, January 17
Fans lose it over this late-night debut of a star in the making Performances Fans lose it over this late-night debut of a star in the making , Senior Country Correspondent 11:40am, January 17
Miranda Lambert is reuniting with some of her favorite collaborators Features Miranda Lambert is reuniting with some of her favorite collaborators , Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, January 16
Luke Bryan just shared some exciting news with his wound-up kids News Luke Bryan just shared some exciting news with his wound-up kids , Senior Country Correspondent 12:48pm, January 16
A true gospel great has passed away at the age of 74 News A true gospel great has passed away at the age of 74 , Senior Country Correspondent 11:13am, January 16
One of country’s leading ladies turns in a sultry cover of “Strawberry Wine” Performances One of country’s leading ladies turns in a sultry cover of “Strawberry Wine” , Senior Country Correspondent 4:20pm, January 15
Thomas Rhett breaks out his dad’s ’90s anthem for this spot-on cover performance Performances Thomas Rhett breaks out his dad’s ’90s anthem for this spot-on cover performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, January 15
Lauren Alaina delivers a sexy Shania Twain cover with a famous friend Features Lauren Alaina delivers a sexy Shania Twain cover with a famous friend , Senior Country Correspondent 11:53am, January 15
This country star’s newborn baby is actually letting her parents get plenty of rest Features This country star’s newborn baby is actually letting her parents get plenty of rest , Senior Country Correspondent 10:53am, January 15
A young widow shares her heartbreak two years after laying her husband to rest News A young widow shares her heartbreak two years after laying her husband to rest , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13am, January 13
A country duo isn’t shying away from politics in a series of late-night tweets News A country duo isn’t shying away from politics in a series of late-night tweets , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, January 12
Hillary Scott is a super-woman for trying to pull this off after delivering twins Features Hillary Scott is a super-woman for trying to pull this off after delivering twins , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, January 12
Carrie Underwood shows off her inner strength in brand-new song Music Carrie Underwood shows off her inner strength in brand-new song , Senior Country Correspondent 9:27am, January 12
Sickness changes some major plans for this country star News Sickness changes some major plans for this country star , Senior Country Correspondent 4:33pm, January 11
New photos confirm big news about Savannah Chrisley’s relationship status News New photos confirm big news about Savannah Chrisley’s relationship status , Senior Country Correspondent 4:26pm, January 11
Kid Rock is forced to make some changes as a result of lawsuit News Kid Rock is forced to make some changes as a result of lawsuit , Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, January 11