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.


Thomas Rhett’s fans are clamoring to see his wife, Lauren, do this Rare Country Thomas Rhett’s fans are clamoring to see his wife, Lauren, do this Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:30pm, April 27
Watch how this country star channels past pain into a powerful performance Rare Country Watch how this country star channels past pain into a powerful performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:17pm, April 27
A pair of country superstars makes a huge leap into the pop world with this performance Rare Country A pair of country superstars makes a huge leap into the pop world with this performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:08am, April 27
Kenny Chesney just lost one of his favorite creative collaborators Rare Country Kenny Chesney just lost one of his favorite creative collaborators Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:56pm, April 26
This country couple kept their love secret for years before tying the knot Rare Country This country couple kept their love secret for years before tying the knot Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:17pm, April 26
This country legend is fed up with everyone on both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C. Rare Country This country legend is fed up with everyone on both sides of the aisle in Washington, D.C. Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:00pm, April 26
Julianne Hough looks gorgeous without a stitch of makeup on her face Rare Country Julianne Hough looks gorgeous without a stitch of makeup on her face Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:37pm, April 26
Take a moment to remember George Jones with this stunning Alan Jackson duet Rare Country Take a moment to remember George Jones with this stunning Alan Jackson duet Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:16pm, April 26
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill pay tribute to a dearly departed icon with this cover Rare Country Tim McGraw and Faith Hill pay tribute to a dearly departed icon with this cover Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 5:07pm, April 25
Shania Twain opens up about the big risk she took with her new single Rare Country Shania Twain opens up about the big risk she took with her new single Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:20pm, April 25
Josh Turner’s wife gives us her true feelings about his romantic hit “Hometown Girl” Rare Country Josh Turner’s wife gives us her true feelings about his romantic hit “Hometown Girl” Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:43pm, April 24
A big piece of Elvis Presley’s history was badly damaged Rare Country A big piece of Elvis Presley’s history was badly damaged Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:36pm, April 23
Watch Kelly Clarkson absolutely freak out over this birthday surprise Rare Country Watch Kelly Clarkson absolutely freak out over this birthday surprise Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 5:03pm, April 23
A country star opens up about his mental health journey Rare Country A country star opens up about his mental health journey Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:41pm, April 21
Listen as Chris Stapleton breathes new life into a Willie Nelson classic Rare Country Listen as Chris Stapleton breathes new life into a Willie Nelson classic Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:42pm, April 21
Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies bandmate sings the ultimate kiss-off to the haters Rare Country Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies bandmate sings the ultimate kiss-off to the haters Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:16pm, April 21
Dolly Parton mourns the loss of “the major player” in her success Rare Country Dolly Parton mourns the loss of “the major player” in her success Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:46am, April 21
Watch Thomas Rhett bring the fireworks with this star-studded show Rare Country Watch Thomas Rhett bring the fireworks with this star-studded show Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:52am, April 21
This country hit-maker proves he can sing anything with this spot-on cover song Rare Country This country hit-maker proves he can sing anything with this spot-on cover song Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:05pm, April 20
This country star couple leans on each other as they take on the world together Rare Country This country star couple leans on each other as they take on the world together Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:50pm, April 20
We still can’t believe the mean comment someone made to Josh Turner Rare Country We still can’t believe the mean comment someone made to Josh Turner Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:10pm, April 20
This country couple’s love is stronger than ever now that he’s serving our country Rare Country This country couple’s love is stronger than ever now that he’s serving our country Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, April 19
This country star’s baby boy can’t help but dance to his daddy’s music Rare Country This country star’s baby boy can’t help but dance to his daddy’s music Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:17pm, April 19
A country star shares her outlandish wedding plans with us Rare Country A country star shares her outlandish wedding plans with us Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:26pm, April 19
Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher reveals how God brought them together Rare Country Carrie Underwood’s hubby Mike Fisher reveals how God brought them together Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:53pm, April 18
A “Nashville” star takes us inside her Music City dream home Rare Country A “Nashville” star takes us inside her Music City dream home Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:32pm, April 18
This country star just pulled off the most elaborate proposal ever Rare Country This country star just pulled off the most elaborate proposal ever Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:22pm, April 17
The man behind country’s biggest new song gives us the inside story Rare Country The man behind country’s biggest new song gives us the inside story Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:19pm, April 17
Couples across the country are playing this country love song at their weddings Rare Country Couples across the country are playing this country love song at their weddings Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:11pm, April 17
See the first photos from Sam Hunt’s Georgia wedding Rare Country See the first photos from Sam Hunt’s Georgia wedding Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:28pm, April 15