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.


Watch this real-life country couple heat up the screen in his new video Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country 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 Rare Country RaeLynn tells us she’s always had her daddy wrapped around her finger , Senior Country Correspondent 2:16pm, June 15
This country star and his son get some serious bonding done during story time Rare Country This country star and his son get some serious bonding done during story time , Senior Country Correspondent 1:40pm, June 15
Find out which one of Luke Bryan’s boys takes after him Rare Country Find out which one of Luke Bryan’s boys takes after him , Senior Country Correspondent 12:58pm, June 15
Lady Antebellum frontman’s baby boy is a bit of a wild man Rare Country Lady Antebellum frontman’s baby boy is a bit of a wild man , Senior Country Correspondent 12:23pm, June 15
Reba McEntire’s former home fetches an eye-popping sale price Rare Country Reba McEntire’s former home fetches an eye-popping sale price , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, June 14
A true country outlaw has no love for today’s male country stars Rare Country A true country outlaw has no love for today’s male country stars , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, June 14
Scotty McCreery was “amazed” to see these old home videos for the very first time Rare Country Scotty McCreery was “amazed” to see these old home videos for the very first time , Senior Country Correspondent 1:04pm, June 14
The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house Rare Country The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house , Senior Country Correspondent 1:39pm, June 12