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.


Florida Georgia Line tells us what they’ve learned from these music icons Florida Georgia Line tells us what they’ve learned from these music icons , Senior Country Correspondent 2:21pm, June 27
Sam Hunt’s new hit is guaranteed to be the song of the summer Sam Hunt’s new hit is guaranteed to be the song of the summer , Senior Country Correspondent 12:18pm, June 27
Kelly Clarkson had some choice words about going head-to-head with Blake Shelton Kelly Clarkson had some choice words about going head-to-head with Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 11:31am, June 27
Looks like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani had a date night to remember Looks like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani had a date night to remember , Senior Country Correspondent 8:50pm, June 26
Find out which country star just sold this Nashville mansion for nearly $3 million Find out which country star just sold this Nashville mansion for nearly $3 million , Senior Country Correspondent 8:42pm, June 26
Luke Bryan cracks himself up sending these wacky text messages Luke Bryan cracks himself up sending these wacky text messages , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13pm, June 26
Watch the power of music connect a country star with these special-needs campers Watch the power of music connect a country star with these special-needs campers , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, June 26
Watch this real-life country couple heat up the screen in his new video Watch this real-life country couple heat up the screen in his new video , Senior Country Correspondent 2:54pm, June 23
Watch as this heartthrob countrifies music’s sexiest song Watch as this heartthrob countrifies music’s sexiest song , Senior Country Correspondent 2:05pm, June 23
Luke Bryan pays tribute to his wife with this classic singalong performance Luke Bryan pays tribute to his wife with this classic singalong performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, June 23
Tim and Faith share series of seldom-seen pics of their girls Tim and Faith share series of seldom-seen pics of their girls , Senior Country Correspondent 1:51pm, June 23
She gave up sports to pick up the guitar and become a country superstar She gave up sports to pick up the guitar and become a country superstar , Senior Country Correspondent 11:34am, June 23
This “it” couple’s love is still rock solid four years after this dream wedding This “it” couple’s love is still rock solid four years after this dream wedding , Senior Country Correspondent 6:52pm, June 22
Lauren Alaina adds her sweet voice to country’s ultimate sad song Lauren Alaina adds her sweet voice to country’s ultimate sad song , Senior Country Correspondent 3:47pm, June 22
A country star just got some major grief over this photo of his Nashville estate A country star just got some major grief over this photo of his Nashville estate , Senior Country Correspondent 12:40pm, June 22
Luke Bryan shocks fans with a brand-new song before his show Luke Bryan shocks fans with a brand-new song before his show , Senior Country Correspondent 12:34pm, June 22
Chris Stapleton shares a crucial health update with fans Chris Stapleton shares a crucial health update with fans , Senior Country Correspondent 11:37am, June 22
Watch as this country fan loses her mind after meeting her music idol Watch as this country fan loses her mind after meeting her music idol , Senior Country Correspondent 6:05pm, June 21
A country singer’s new song just put a mean high school teacher in her place A country singer’s new song just put a mean high school teacher in her place , Senior Country Correspondent 5:35pm, June 21
Hear the song that could have become a Carrie Underwood classic Hear the song that could have become a Carrie Underwood classic , Senior Country Correspondent 1:04pm, June 21
This sexy anthem goes out to all you badass women out there This sexy anthem goes out to all you badass women out there , Senior Country Correspondent 3:48pm, June 20
Sunny Sweeney's new music video confronts miscarriage Sunny Sweeney's new music video confronts miscarriage , Senior Country Correspondent 11:24am, June 20
A country star takes over “The Bachelorette” with the love song of the summer A country star takes over “The Bachelorette” with the love song of the summer , Senior Country Correspondent 10:09am, June 20
Get ready to watch one of the most powerful music videos of the year Get ready to watch one of the most powerful music videos of the year , Senior Country Correspondent 4:47pm, June 19
This country star’s hubby is finally making the move to Music City This country star’s hubby is finally making the move to Music City , Senior Country Correspondent 11:25am, June 19
Toby Keith answers the president’s call no matter who is in the White House Toby Keith answers the president’s call no matter who is in the White House , Senior Country Correspondent 3:34pm, June 18
Here’s why Brantley Gilbert may never really talk to his parents again Here’s why Brantley Gilbert may never really talk to his parents again , Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, June 18
Miranda Lambert teams up with her outlaw hero for this breakup anthem Miranda Lambert teams up with her outlaw hero for this breakup anthem , Senior Country Correspondent 4:59pm, June 16
Shania Twain faced her fear of going it alone with this brand-new song Shania Twain faced her fear of going it alone with this brand-new song , Senior Country Correspondent 7:35pm, June 15
RaeLynn tells us she’s always had her daddy wrapped around her finger RaeLynn tells us she’s always had her daddy wrapped around her finger , Senior Country Correspondent 2:16pm, June 15