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.

Michael Ray and his lady are making some beautiful music together Michael Ray and his lady are making some beautiful music together , Senior Country Correspondent 1:14pm, November 15
Scotty McCreery remembers his close friend whose life was tragically cut short Scotty McCreery remembers his close friend whose life was tragically cut short , Senior Country Correspondent 7:49pm, November 1
Find out which newly married country star refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement Find out which newly married country star refuses to sign a prenuptial agreement , Senior Country Correspondent 1:16pm, October 25
Alan Jackson just sang a tribute to Randy Travis that stands the test of time Alan Jackson just sang a tribute to Randy Travis that stands the test of time , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, October 18
Autopsy confirms heartbreaking details about the death of Craig Morgan’s son Autopsy confirms heartbreaking details about the death of Craig Morgan’s son , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, October 17
We’re celebrating Shania Twain’s big news with this sexy ’90s throwback We’re celebrating Shania Twain’s big news with this sexy ’90s throwback , Senior Country Correspondent 10:51am, October 13
People were NOT ready for this video when it hit the airwaves, and it’s still totally hot People were NOT ready for this video when it hit the airwaves, and it’s still totally hot , Senior Country Correspondent 4:43pm, September 27
Hear the heartbreaking power ballad Alan Jackson wrote just for Faith Hill Hear the heartbreaking power ballad Alan Jackson wrote just for Faith Hill , Senior Country Correspondent 4:02pm, September 27
Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland goes country and opens up about his love life Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland goes country and opens up about his love life , Senior Country Correspondent 9:55am, September 21
This country outlaw comes clean about Miranda Lambert in his latest rant This country outlaw comes clean about Miranda Lambert in his latest rant , Senior Country Correspondent 10:36am, August 30
Vince Gill and Willie Nelson salute a dearly departed Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill and Willie Nelson salute a dearly departed Country Music Hall of Fame member , Senior Country Correspondent 12:08pm, July 27
One of Alan Jackson’s defining moments is now a major part of American history One of Alan Jackson’s defining moments is now a major part of American history , Senior Country Correspondent 12:48pm, July 15
Authorities confirm the worst in the search for Craig Morgan’s missing son Authorities confirm the worst in the search for Craig Morgan’s missing son , Senior Country Correspondent 10:43pm, July 11
“The Voice” favorite RaeLynn reveals the health scare that changed her life at age 12 “The Voice” favorite RaeLynn reveals the health scare that changed her life at age 12 , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, July 7
Chris Young and Cassadee Pope give the fans something to talk about Chris Young and Cassadee Pope give the fans something to talk about , Senior Country Correspondent 1:04pm, July 6
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have a whole lot to celebrate this year Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have a whole lot to celebrate this year , Senior Country Correspondent 1:18pm, July 4
Take a trip back to the time George Strait delivered one of his all-time signature hits Take a trip back to the time George Strait delivered one of his all-time signature hits , Senior Country Correspondent 11:28am, June 29
Millions of people are mystified over this 12-year-old’s haunting country cover Millions of people are mystified over this 12-year-old’s haunting country cover , Senior Country Correspondent 11:05am, June 27
TV star Todd Chrisley and Sara Evans’ new duet is the surprise country hit of the year TV star Todd Chrisley and Sara Evans’ new duet is the surprise country hit of the year , Senior Country Correspondent 9:08am, June 13
Kenny Rogers doesn’t have the energy for this main passion anymore Kenny Rogers doesn’t have the energy for this main passion anymore , Senior Country Correspondent 5:34pm, May 27
Dolly Parton was literally busting out of her dress at the CMA Awards Dolly Parton was literally busting out of her dress at the CMA Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 10:25am, May 26
Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” will still make your heart swell with pride Tag Your Flag Lee Greenwood’s patriotic anthem “God Bless the U.S.A.” will still make your heart swell with pride , Senior Country Correspondent 12:35pm, May 21
The night Alan Jackson stood up for George Jones is one of the most memorable “CMA Awards” moments ever The night Alan Jackson stood up for George Jones is one of the most memorable “CMA Awards” moments ever , Senior Country Correspondent 3:21pm, May 16
Florida Georgia Line started some fires with “H.O.L.Y.” Florida Georgia Line started some fires with “H.O.L.Y.” , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13pm, April 29
Zac Brown comes clean about his part in that Florida drug bust Zac Brown comes clean about his part in that Florida drug bust , Senior Country Correspondent 4:06pm, April 15
Kip Moore would rather forget this embarrassing job he had before making it big Kip Moore would rather forget this embarrassing job he had before making it big , Senior Country Correspondent 8:43am, April 13
Dierks Bentley just took it way too far for a laugh at the ACM Awards ACM Awards Dierks Bentley just took it way too far for a laugh at the ACM Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 9:52am, March 22
Tanya Tucker needs your prayers as she battles for her health Tanya Tucker needs your prayers as she battles for her health , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, March 11
You won’t believe what Luke Bryan confesses to in a game of never have I ever You won’t believe what Luke Bryan confesses to in a game of never have I ever , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, February 17