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.

This country star and his son get some serious bonding done during story time 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 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 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 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 A true country outlaw has no love for today’s male country stars , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, June 14
The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house The “Property Brothers” have a gut feeling about Trace Adkins’ house , Senior Country Correspondent 1:39pm, June 12
Sam Hunt speaks about the music that will follow “Body Like a Back Road” Sam Hunt speaks about the music that will follow “Body Like a Back Road” , Senior Country Correspondent 12:33pm, June 12
Love rescued Hunter Hayes from a dark time in his life Love rescued Hunter Hayes from a dark time in his life , Senior Country Correspondent 10:20am, June 12
Watch RaeLynn challenge her fans to the ultimate fitness test Watch RaeLynn challenge her fans to the ultimate fitness test , Senior Country Correspondent 2:09pm, June 11
Sam Hunt’s marriage is keeping him super-busy this summer Sam Hunt’s marriage is keeping him super-busy this summer , Senior Country Correspondent 1:37pm, June 10
This country duo reconnects with some of their most die-hard fans This country duo reconnects with some of their most die-hard fans , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, June 9
Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” led them to challenge each other creatively Lady Antebellum’s “Heart Break” led them to challenge each other creatively , Senior Country Correspondent 8:47am, June 9
Miranda Lambert leads an army of dogs through downtown Nashville Miranda Lambert leads an army of dogs through downtown Nashville , Senior Country Correspondent 12:50pm, June 8
One of country’s most-loved bands heads to the islands for this steamy clip One of country’s most-loved bands heads to the islands for this steamy clip , Senior Country Correspondent 9:03am, June 8
Luke Bryan re-teams with an R&B superstar for another stellar collaboration Luke Bryan re-teams with an R&B superstar for another stellar collaboration , Senior Country Correspondent 10:38pm, June 7
We’ve got the inside story on how these two supergroups teamed up We’ve got the inside story on how these two supergroups teamed up , Senior Country Correspondent 9:33pm, June 7
Baby number one is on the way for this country couple Baby number one is on the way for this country couple , Senior Country Correspondent 12:33pm, June 7
Here’s how you can party with Florida Georgia Line any day of the week Here’s how you can party with Florida Georgia Line any day of the week , Senior Country Correspondent 2:17pm, June 6
A country icon returns to “Monday Night Football” this fall A country icon returns to “Monday Night Football” this fall , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, June 5
Loretta Lynn’s family gives a major health update following her stroke Loretta Lynn’s family gives a major health update following her stroke , Senior Country Correspondent 8:23pm, June 2
This country star mom has a confession we all need to hear This country star mom has a confession we all need to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 5:16pm, June 2
Here’s a big clue about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s future on “The Voice” Here’s a big clue about Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton’s future on “The Voice” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:02pm, June 2
Sam Hunt makes his first return to the concert stage as a married man Sam Hunt makes his first return to the concert stage as a married man , Senior Country Correspondent 12:53pm, June 2
A country star stands proud with his brother in the face of addiction A country star stands proud with his brother in the face of addiction , Senior Country Correspondent 5:20pm, June 1
Glen Campbell’s family gets “little glimpses” of how he used to be Glen Campbell’s family gets “little glimpses” of how he used to be , Senior Country Correspondent 11:53am, June 1
Miranda Lambert bares her soul with this simply stunning new performance Miranda Lambert bares her soul with this simply stunning new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:49am, June 1
Blake Shelton is dreaming up some crazy plans with his NASCAR buddy Blake Shelton is dreaming up some crazy plans with his NASCAR buddy , Senior Country Correspondent 1:48pm, May 31
Carrie Underwood explains why she insists on keeping it real with her fans Carrie Underwood explains why she insists on keeping it real with her fans , Senior Country Correspondent 12:34pm, May 31
Blake Shelton reveals how long he’s sticking with “The Voice” Blake Shelton reveals how long he’s sticking with “The Voice” , Senior Country Correspondent 12:30pm, May 31
These country stars look awfully comfy in a stolen cop car These country stars look awfully comfy in a stolen cop car , Senior Country Correspondent 2:29pm, May 30