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.


These country icons explain why Miranda Lambert is one of the greatest in country music history Rare Country These country icons explain why Miranda Lambert is one of the greatest in country music history Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:36pm, February 20
Kelsea Ballerini proves she can roll with the punches in this insane boxing video Rare Country Kelsea Ballerini proves she can roll with the punches in this insane boxing video Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:54pm, February 20
Nicole Kidman explains how her celebrity marriage with Keith Urban defies the odds Rare Country Nicole Kidman explains how her celebrity marriage with Keith Urban defies the odds Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:21pm, February 19
Watch the gospel performance that brought Reba McEntire to tears Rare Country Watch the gospel performance that brought Reba McEntire to tears Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:32pm, February 17
This country heartthrob learned a lot growing up as a preacher’s kid Rare Country This country heartthrob learned a lot growing up as a preacher’s kid Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:32pm, February 16
Watch Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood sing like angels on this brand-new performance Rare Country Watch Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood sing like angels on this brand-new performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:55am, February 16
Shania Twain faces her painful divorce head-on with her brand-new album Rare Country Shania Twain faces her painful divorce head-on with her brand-new album Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:37pm, February 15
Kane Brown’s megastar country collaboration brings back memories of home Rare Country Kane Brown’s megastar country collaboration brings back memories of home Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:41am, February 15
Jason Aldean’s beautiful, oldest daughter is the spitting image of her daddy Rare Country Jason Aldean’s beautiful, oldest daughter is the spitting image of her daddy Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:24am, February 15
Scotty McCreery hopes his fans are ready for the new music he’s about to lay on them Rare Country Scotty McCreery hopes his fans are ready for the new music he’s about to lay on them Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:06am, February 15
This country star felt a crazy connection to his grandpa during this Randy Travis tribute performance Rare Country This country star felt a crazy connection to his grandpa during this Randy Travis tribute performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:45pm, February 14
Watch Martina McBride create some unforgettable moments at her intimate Nashville show Rare Country Watch Martina McBride create some unforgettable moments at her intimate Nashville show Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:04pm, February 13
A ’90s country superstar gets emotional about his son’s sacrifice as a Marine Rare Country A ’90s country superstar gets emotional about his son’s sacrifice as a Marine Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:21pm, February 13
Scotty McCreery tells us why he couldn’t dream of living without his girlfriend, Gabi Rare Country Scotty McCreery tells us why he couldn’t dream of living without his girlfriend, Gabi Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:18pm, February 13
Lauren Alaina tells us why she just might be the luckiest girl in the world Rare Country Lauren Alaina tells us why she just might be the luckiest girl in the world Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:53pm, February 13
Watch this new Grammy winner deliver her stunning and heartbreaking ballad grammys Watch this new Grammy winner deliver her stunning and heartbreaking ballad Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:09pm, February 12
Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Faith Hill and more rock the Grammy red carpet grammys Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Faith Hill and more rock the Grammy red carpet Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 7:51pm, February 12
There’s been a turn in the road for Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter Rare Country There’s been a turn in the road for Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, February 10
Watch Kane Brown pay tribute to a hero with this classic cover Rare Country Watch Kane Brown pay tribute to a hero with this classic cover Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 2:41pm, February 10
Watch as Randy Travis lifts his voice in song in this brand-new performance Rare Country Watch as Randy Travis lifts his voice in song in this brand-new performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:54pm, February 10
Reba McEntire reveals the essential role prayer plays in her hectic life Rare Country Reba McEntire reveals the essential role prayer plays in her hectic life Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 8:58am, February 10
Reba McEntire isn’t going to shock her fans by going political onstage Rare Country Reba McEntire isn’t going to shock her fans by going political onstage Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, February 9
Watch as Randy Travis holds court during a star-studded concert in his honor Rare Country Watch as Randy Travis holds court during a star-studded concert in his honor Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 1:55pm, February 9
A woman very close to Jason Aldean’s heart takes on an exciting new role Rare Country A woman very close to Jason Aldean’s heart takes on an exciting new role Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, February 9
Watch as Miranda Lambert gets her glamour and gossip on in this new video Rare Country Watch as Miranda Lambert gets her glamour and gossip on in this new video Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 10:19am, February 9
The Band Perry lets out their inner dark side with this late-night, pop performance Rare Country The Band Perry lets out their inner dark side with this late-night, pop performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 11:39am, February 8
There’s a major development in Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter’s health following ATV accident Rare Country There’s a major development in Jamie Lynn Spears’ daughter’s health following ATV accident Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:42pm, February 7
Country’s hottest new artist just owned this late-night performance Rare Country Country’s hottest new artist just owned this late-night performance Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 12:04pm, February 7
Country’s hot, new bad boy delivers the defiant anthem we all need to hear Rare Country Country’s hot, new bad boy delivers the defiant anthem we all need to hear Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 9:27am, February 7
Watch this hot, new country star nearly lose it after making his Grand Ole Opry debut Rare Country Watch this hot, new country star nearly lose it after making his Grand Ole Opry debut Hunter Kelly, Senior Country Correspondent 4:08pm, February 6