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.

Trace Adkins is spilling all the details on his days working with fellow tough guy Donald Trump News Trace Adkins is spilling all the details on his days working with fellow tough guy Donald Trump , Senior Country Correspondent 4:18pm, January 25
You’ve got to hear who Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines is “ashamed” of now News You’ve got to hear who Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines is “ashamed” of now , Senior Country Correspondent 4:08pm, January 25
One of country music’s most-loved couples just became a trio News One of country music’s most-loved couples just became a trio , Senior Country Correspondent 1:20pm, January 24
Her painful divorce from Blake Shelton propels Miranda Lambert to do something she has never done before News Her painful divorce from Blake Shelton propels Miranda Lambert to do something she has never done before , Senior Country Correspondent 1:19pm, January 21
Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane just turned this lullaby into a sexy slow jam you have to hear News Chris Stapleton and his wife Morgane just turned this lullaby into a sexy slow jam you have to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 4:19pm, January 20
Reba’s new video tribute to her late father will have you reaching for the tissues News Reba’s new video tribute to her late father will have you reaching for the tissues , Senior Country Correspondent 2:55pm, January 19
Looks like Reba has a bone to pick with Madonna News Looks like Reba has a bone to pick with Madonna , Senior Country Correspondent 2:08pm, January 19
If anybody deserves a boat, Chris Janson sure the heck does News If anybody deserves a boat, Chris Janson sure the heck does , Senior Country Correspondent 3:02pm, January 15
Take an exclusive look at this country singer’s little piece of heaven on earth News Take an exclusive look at this country singer’s little piece of heaven on earth , Senior Country Correspondent 10:36am, January 15
Donald Trump told John Rich why he didn’t run for president sooner News Donald Trump told John Rich why he didn’t run for president sooner , Senior Country Correspondent 6:37pm, January 14
Reba sends out her support to a grieving fellow Vegas headliner News Reba sends out her support to a grieving fellow Vegas headliner , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, January 14
Chris Young’s collection of bras and No. 1 hits is going through the roof News Chris Young’s collection of bras and No. 1 hits is going through the roof , Senior Country Correspondent 2:53pm, January 13
“Burning House” singer Cam tells us what her fiancé really thought about her sexy album cover News “Burning House” singer Cam tells us what her fiancé really thought about her sexy album cover , Senior Country Correspondent 2:29pm, January 13
Even country’s biggest stars can’t resist a chance at a $1.5 billion jackpot News Even country’s biggest stars can’t resist a chance at a $1.5 billion jackpot , Senior Country Correspondent 12:49pm, January 13
Team Blake “The Voice” favorite Cassadee Pope has a perfect, new duet partner News Team Blake “The Voice” favorite Cassadee Pope has a perfect, new duet partner , Senior Country Correspondent 5:27pm, January 8
Singer Cam tells us why “Burning House” is so damn addictive News Singer Cam tells us why “Burning House” is so damn addictive , Senior Country Correspondent 4:40pm, January 8
You’ll fall in love with this country singer who spends hours on the phone with his fans News You’ll fall in love with this country singer who spends hours on the phone with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 2:22pm, January 8
Carrie Underwood’s latest video is all because of you News Carrie Underwood’s latest video is all because of you , Senior Country Correspondent 2:13pm, January 8
You’ll just cuss when you see how Gwen Stefani helped Blake Shelton keep his New Year’s resolution News You’ll just cuss when you see how Gwen Stefani helped Blake Shelton keep his New Year’s resolution , Senior Country Correspondent 1:42pm, January 6
Will we or won’t we see Kellie Pickler on the final season of “American Idol”? News Will we or won’t we see Kellie Pickler on the final season of “American Idol”? , Senior Country Correspondent 10:22am, January 6
The way Backroad Anthem just bid farewell to their lead singer will break your heart and restore your faith News The way Backroad Anthem just bid farewell to their lead singer will break your heart and restore your faith , Senior Country Correspondent 12:17pm, January 5
We can’t stop listening to Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike slay this Garth Brooks song News We can’t stop listening to Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike slay this Garth Brooks song , Senior Country Correspondent 12:10pm, January 4
Justin Moore reveals his  heartbreaking connection to the missing Craig Strickland News Justin Moore reveals his heartbreaking connection to the missing Craig Strickland , Senior Country Correspondent 11:36am, January 4
Wife of missing country singer leans on your support during the worst days of her life News Wife of missing country singer leans on your support during the worst days of her life , Senior Country Correspondent 9:15am, January 2
We’ve got the picture that proves Miranda Lambert is moving on with Anderson East News We’ve got the picture that proves Miranda Lambert is moving on with Anderson East , Senior Country Correspondent 9:08am, January 2
You just gave Eric Church the biggest honor he could ever receive News You just gave Eric Church the biggest honor he could ever receive , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, December 31
This flashback performance will make you fall in love with Jason Aldean all over again News This flashback performance will make you fall in love with Jason Aldean all over again , Senior Country Correspondent 1:45pm, December 31
Family of missing country singer in Oklahoma makes an unbelievable discovery News Family of missing country singer in Oklahoma makes an unbelievable discovery , Senior Country Correspondent 11:33am, December 31
We’ll never forget those we lost in 2015 News We’ll never forget those we lost in 2015 , Senior Country Correspondent 4:28pm, December 30
Missing country singer’s family clinging to hope he’s still alive News Missing country singer’s family clinging to hope he’s still alive , Senior Country Correspondent 5:49pm, December 29