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.


A baby-faced Reba McEntire led an arena full of cowboys in this ode to America Rare Country A baby-faced Reba McEntire led an arena full of cowboys in this ode to America Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:00am, March 23
Watch Carrie Underwood and Isaiah get their workout on together Rare Country Watch Carrie Underwood and Isaiah get their workout on together Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:50am, March 23
Faith Hill reveals the one thing she won’t budge on with her daughters Rare Country Faith Hill reveals the one thing she won’t budge on with her daughters Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:28pm, March 22
Get ready to laugh your head off at the stuff Rascal Flatts’ kids have said Rare Country Get ready to laugh your head off at the stuff Rascal Flatts’ kids have said Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:48pm, March 22
Garth Brooks gets sappy about his love for Trisha Yearwood Rare Country Garth Brooks gets sappy about his love for Trisha Yearwood Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:53am, March 22
Wynonna Judd has lost the dear friend she calls her “earth angel” Rare Country Wynonna Judd has lost the dear friend she calls her “earth angel” Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:25pm, March 21
Reba McEntire broke millions of hearts with this ’90s country classic Rare Country Reba McEntire broke millions of hearts with this ’90s country classic Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:50pm, March 21
A ’90s country star nearly loses his thumb working on his ranch Rare Country A ’90s country star nearly loses his thumb working on his ranch Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:50am, March 21
Josh Turner is committed to keeping the Grand Ole Opry going strong Rare Country Josh Turner is committed to keeping the Grand Ole Opry going strong Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:26am, March 21
Garth Brooks reacts to his daughter’s spot-on cover of one of his ’90s megahits Rare Country Garth Brooks reacts to his daughter’s spot-on cover of one of his ’90s megahits Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:19pm, March 20
A country legend’s wife gives a heartbreaking update on his condition Rare Country A country legend’s wife gives a heartbreaking update on his condition Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:22pm, March 19
Thomas Rhett reveals how fatherhood is shaping his new album Rare Country Thomas Rhett reveals how fatherhood is shaping his new album Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 7:16pm, March 18
Miranda Lambert’s grandmother steals the spotlight in this adorable singalong Rare Country Miranda Lambert’s grandmother steals the spotlight in this adorable singalong Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:27pm, March 18
These country superstars went back to work in a restaurant, and it’s hilarious Rare Country These country superstars went back to work in a restaurant, and it’s hilarious Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:19pm, March 17
The crowd lost their minds as a country superstar crashed this hot newcomer’s show Rare Country The crowd lost their minds as a country superstar crashed this hot newcomer’s show Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:41pm, March 17
Florida Georgia Line’s reaction to their Country Music Hall of Fame honor is priceless Rare Country Florida Georgia Line’s reaction to their Country Music Hall of Fame honor is priceless Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:31am, March 17
You’ll be obsessed with Kelly Clarkson’s vintage Glamour Shot Rare Country You’ll be obsessed with Kelly Clarkson’s vintage Glamour Shot Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 7:55pm, March 16
Tim McGraw reveals the one big dream he’s yet to realize Rare Country Tim McGraw reveals the one big dream he’s yet to realize Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:23pm, March 16
This country superstar’s pop project will give you quite a shock Rare Country This country superstar’s pop project will give you quite a shock Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:47am, March 16
This outlaw country singer just lost his greatest inspiration Rare Country This outlaw country singer just lost his greatest inspiration Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:42am, March 16
Here’s the reason Keith Urban is never letting go of Nicole Kidman Rare Country Here’s the reason Keith Urban is never letting go of Nicole Kidman Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:41pm, March 15
This ’90s country star’s son kills it with a cover of his dad’s biggest hit Rare Country This ’90s country star’s son kills it with a cover of his dad’s biggest hit Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:11pm, March 15
We think one of these country superstars is expanding his family soon Rare Country We think one of these country superstars is expanding his family soon Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:35am, March 15
The video that put Tim McGraw on the map landed him in hot water Rare Country The video that put Tim McGraw on the map landed him in hot water Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:03pm, March 14
A sweet country star leans on her friends during hubby’s military service Rare Country A sweet country star leans on her friends during hubby’s military service Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, March 13
This song captures the living hell of hiding a heartache Rare Country This song captures the living hell of hiding a heartache Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:51pm, March 13
Watch Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren indulge her pregnancy cravings Rare Country Watch Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren indulge her pregnancy cravings Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:42am, March 13
A country star and his beautiful bride tie the knot Rare Country A country star and his beautiful bride tie the knot Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:38am, March 13
Toby Keith explains why he went through with Trump inauguration performance Rare Country Toby Keith explains why he went through with Trump inauguration performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 6:47pm, March 12
Jason Aldean faces some challenges with his newly expanded family Rare Country Jason Aldean faces some challenges with his newly expanded family Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:23am, March 12