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.

Brantley Gilbert is working hard to get ready for his new baby’s arrival Brantley Gilbert is working hard to get ready for his new baby’s arrival , Senior Country Correspondent 12:57pm, May 30
Watch Scotty McCreery’s emotional Memorial Day tribute to our fallen heroes Watch Scotty McCreery’s emotional Memorial Day tribute to our fallen heroes , Senior Country Correspondent 7:34pm, May 29
Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean are really bonding over daddy duty Thomas Rhett and Jason Aldean are really bonding over daddy duty , Senior Country Correspondent 2:06pm, May 28
Watch Eric Church’s stunning tribute performance for the late Gregg Allman Watch Eric Church’s stunning tribute performance for the late Gregg Allman , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, May 28
This a cappella performance from a rising country star will wash your worries away This a cappella performance from a rising country star will wash your worries away , Senior Country Correspondent 2:42pm, May 26
A country superstar goes all in to support our troops A country superstar goes all in to support our troops , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, May 26
This favorite from “The Voice” opens up about her life like never before This favorite from “The Voice” opens up about her life like never before , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25pm, May 26
Jason Aldean receives a huge honor with his wife and kids by his side Jason Aldean receives a huge honor with his wife and kids by his side , Senior Country Correspondent 10:21am, May 26
We can’t believe it’s been this long since this classic “American Idol” moment We can’t believe it’s been this long since this classic “American Idol” moment , Senior Country Correspondent 9:00am, May 25
This rising country star isn’t letting major success go to his head This rising country star isn’t letting major success go to his head , Senior Country Correspondent 3:58pm, May 24
Alan Jackson shocked this honky-tonk crowd with a surprise show Alan Jackson shocked this honky-tonk crowd with a surprise show , Senior Country Correspondent 12:34pm, May 24
Watch Lady Antebellum bring the house down on the “DWTS” finale Watch Lady Antebellum bring the house down on the “DWTS” finale , Senior Country Correspondent 11:27am, May 24
Carrie Underwood just melted our hearts with this father-son bonding moment Carrie Underwood just melted our hearts with this father-son bonding moment , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, May 24
Luke Bryan gives us a big hint about his next musical moves Luke Bryan gives us a big hint about his next musical moves , Senior Country Correspondent 3:50pm, May 23
Trisha Yearwood just raised the bar with this national anthem performance Trisha Yearwood just raised the bar with this national anthem performance , Senior Country Correspondent 9:28pm, May 22
Country stars are heartbroken and outraged over Ariana Grande concert fatalities Country stars are heartbroken and outraged over Ariana Grande concert fatalities , Senior Country Correspondent 8:42pm, May 22
Scotty McCreery tells us about the big move that’s paying off big time Scotty McCreery tells us about the big move that’s paying off big time , Senior Country Correspondent 3:22pm, May 22
Look inside the Nashville estate real-life outlaws once called home Look inside the Nashville estate real-life outlaws once called home , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, May 22
Brantley Gilbert gets really personal talking about his wife’s breast milk Brantley Gilbert gets really personal talking about his wife’s breast milk , Senior Country Correspondent 2:10pm, May 22
Sam Hunt steps out with his beautiful wife for a really big night Sam Hunt steps out with his beautiful wife for a really big night , Senior Country Correspondent 2:02pm, May 22
This description of a country star’s illness could make you lose your lunch This description of a country star’s illness could make you lose your lunch , Senior Country Correspondent 10:56am, May 21
Luke Bryan gives it his all in this new video showing off his brand-new tour Luke Bryan gives it his all in this new video showing off his brand-new tour , Senior Country Correspondent 5:30pm, May 19
A death in the family forces this country darling to postpone her tour stops A death in the family forces this country darling to postpone her tour stops , Senior Country Correspondent 1:19pm, May 19
Luke Bryan tells us the real toll shaking his butt onstage has taken on his body Luke Bryan tells us the real toll shaking his butt onstage has taken on his body , Senior Country Correspondent 11:30am, May 19
Jessie James Decker tells us how this Maren Morris song almost got away from her Jessie James Decker tells us how this Maren Morris song almost got away from her , Senior Country Correspondent 11:27am, May 19
Carrie Underwood just sang Happy Birthday to two of her childhood idols Carrie Underwood just sang Happy Birthday to two of her childhood idols , Senior Country Correspondent 8:21am, May 18
A country heartthrob gets really honest with us about his approach to love A country heartthrob gets really honest with us about his approach to love , Senior Country Correspondent 7:08pm, May 17
Country newcomer Luke Combs just sang the hell out of a Blake Shelton classic Country newcomer Luke Combs just sang the hell out of a Blake Shelton classic , Senior Country Correspondent 5:53pm, May 17
Natalie Maines squares off against President Trump in another tweetstorm Natalie Maines squares off against President Trump in another tweetstorm , Senior Country Correspondent 5:48pm, May 17
A rising country star gave his new fiancée the shock of her life A rising country star gave his new fiancée the shock of her life , Senior Country Correspondent 3:15pm, May 16