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.


Carrie Underwood reveals the one regret she has about her post-baby body Rare Country Carrie Underwood reveals the one regret she has about her post-baby body Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 6:30pm, January 20
Lady A’s Hillary Scott reveals the big promise she’s keeping to her daughter and herself Rare Country Lady A’s Hillary Scott reveals the big promise she’s keeping to her daughter and herself Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 5:46pm, January 20
Dolly Parton finally opens up about the health condition that led her to get her tattoos Rare Country Dolly Parton finally opens up about the health condition that led her to get her tattoos Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:47am, January 20
Brantley Gilbert is thankful to have a wife who’ll call him out on his BS Rare Country Brantley Gilbert is thankful to have a wife who’ll call him out on his BS Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:44am, January 20
One of country’s hottest new acts just celebrated a big wedding Rare Country One of country’s hottest new acts just celebrated a big wedding Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:42am, January 20
Nicole Kidman reluctantly answers tough questions about Keith Urban’s alcoholism Rare Country Nicole Kidman reluctantly answers tough questions about Keith Urban’s alcoholism Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:40pm, January 19
Watch the CMA Duo of the Year turn in a badass cover of a Dixie Chicks classic Rare Country Watch the CMA Duo of the Year turn in a badass cover of a Dixie Chicks classic Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:50pm, January 19
Listen to Lady Antebellum up the sex factor on their new comeback single Rare Country Listen to Lady Antebellum up the sex factor on their new comeback single Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, January 19
Brantley Gilbert opens up about the downward spiral that nearly cost him the love of his life Rare Country Brantley Gilbert opens up about the downward spiral that nearly cost him the love of his life Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 5:11pm, January 18
Watch Keith Urban take his latest No.1 hit to the Grand Ole Opry’s “hallowed stage” Rare Country Watch Keith Urban take his latest No.1 hit to the Grand Ole Opry’s “hallowed stage” Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:13pm, January 18
TV star Todd Chrisley takes a stand against internet trolls following daughter’s car accident Rare Country TV star Todd Chrisley takes a stand against internet trolls following daughter’s car accident Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:55am, January 18
This country star shares a proud salute to her military general father Rare Country This country star shares a proud salute to her military general father Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:00am, January 18
TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter sustains serious injuries in car accident Rare Country TV star Todd Chrisley’s daughter sustains serious injuries in car accident Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:13pm, January 17
Watch this little girl with a big, big voice tackle a modern country classic Rare Country Watch this little girl with a big, big voice tackle a modern country classic Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:09pm, January 17
Find out why Garth Brooks had to say no to the Trump inauguration Rare Country Find out why Garth Brooks had to say no to the Trump inauguration Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 7:53am, January 17
Watch this bold performance from the guy who keeps taking shots at modern country music Rare Country Watch this bold performance from the guy who keeps taking shots at modern country music Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:38pm, January 16
Brantley Gilbert’s straightened out his life, but he still loves to get crazy Rare Country Brantley Gilbert’s straightened out his life, but he still loves to get crazy Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, January 16
Reba McEntire reveals how she’s dealing with a chronic health issue Rare Country Reba McEntire reveals how she’s dealing with a chronic health issue Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, January 13
Two big country names will roll out the welcome mat for President Trump Rare Country Two big country names will roll out the welcome mat for President Trump Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, January 13
Alan Jackson writes and performs a brand-new song just for his mother’s funeral Rare Country Alan Jackson writes and performs a brand-new song just for his mother’s funeral Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, January 13
Guess which country legend Willie Nelson wants to get high with next Rare Country Guess which country legend Willie Nelson wants to get high with next Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, January 13
A country legend gears up to toast Donald Trump’s presidency at an inaugural ball Rare Country A country legend gears up to toast Donald Trump’s presidency at an inaugural ball Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:04pm, January 13
This real-life country couple steams up the screen with this sexy new video Rare Country This real-life country couple steams up the screen with this sexy new video Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:23am, January 13
Watch this country star push himself to the brink with this crazy challenge Rare Country Watch this country star push himself to the brink with this crazy challenge Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:26am, January 13
Guess which country star just brought him this adorable pair of fur babies Rare Country Guess which country star just brought him this adorable pair of fur babies Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:07am, January 13
This country darling just gave us a stunning view of one of the Opry’s most sacred spaces Rare Country This country darling just gave us a stunning view of one of the Opry’s most sacred spaces Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:24pm, January 12
See Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s love story come to life before your very eyes. Rare Country See Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s love story come to life before your very eyes. Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:08pm, January 12
Little Big Town just got a little bit bigger thanks to this bundle of joy Rare Country Little Big Town just got a little bit bigger thanks to this bundle of joy Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:38am, January 12
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban keep their kids in the dark about this aspect of their lives Rare Country Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban keep their kids in the dark about this aspect of their lives Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:16pm, January 11
It turns out Keith Urban isn’t so keen to have more kids with Nicole Kidman Rare Country It turns out Keith Urban isn’t so keen to have more kids with Nicole Kidman Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:08pm, January 11