Senior Country Correspondent

Tricia Despres

Chicago-based senior correspondent Tricia Despres covers country music for a number of local, regional and national publications and makes a living interviewing some of country music’s biggest and brightest stars. Her work has appeared in Country Weekly, the Chicago Sun-Times and Advertising Age magazine. When she is not at her laptop or at a concert, she is busy taking care of her husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda. Follow her @CHIWriter.

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NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex opens up about the misdiagnosis that changed her life Features NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex opens up about the misdiagnosis that changed her life , Senior Country Correspondent 8:01pm, September 20
The country music community is mourning the death of beloved songwriter News The country music community is mourning the death of beloved songwriter , Senior Country Correspondent 7:18pm, September 20
An “America’s Got Talent” beauty hypnotizes the crowd with this powerful song Performances An “America’s Got Talent” beauty hypnotizes the crowd with this powerful song , Senior Country Correspondent 5:51pm, September 20
This NASCAR couple’s engagement photos have us swooning Nascar This NASCAR couple’s engagement photos have us swooning , Senior Country Correspondent 7:22pm, September 19
There is a brand new pic of baby Aldean, and it’s precious News There is a brand new pic of baby Aldean, and it’s precious , Senior Country Correspondent 6:49pm, September 19
A NASCAR wife’s fashion choices have everyone’s attention Nascar A NASCAR wife’s fashion choices have everyone’s attention , Senior Country Correspondent 5:43pm, September 19
The Cash family just welcomed this cutie into the world News The Cash family just welcomed this cutie into the world , Senior Country Correspondent 4:45pm, September 19
NASCAR’s cancer warrior gives update on her serious health battle Features NASCAR’s cancer warrior gives update on her serious health battle , Senior Country Correspondent 8:26pm, September 18
Lauren Alaina shows off her bikini bod in new ocean shoot News Lauren Alaina shows off her bikini bod in new ocean shoot , Senior Country Correspondent 5:16pm, September 18
A NASCAR legend shares sexy pics of romantic getaway with wife Nascar A NASCAR legend shares sexy pics of romantic getaway with wife , Senior Country Correspondent 4:15pm, September 18
This video from the inside of Kenny Chesney’s island home is insane News This video from the inside of Kenny Chesney’s island home is insane , Senior Country Correspondent 7:34pm, September 15
These pics from the bachelorette party of a NASCAR driver’s fiancée are quite an eyeful News These pics from the bachelorette party of a NASCAR driver’s fiancée are quite an eyeful , Senior Country Correspondent 7:02pm, September 15
The Oak Ridge Boys member updates fans on his recent surgery Features The Oak Ridge Boys member updates fans on his recent surgery , Senior Country Correspondent 4:51pm, September 15
Luke Bryan reflects on recent tragedies that have hit him hard Features Luke Bryan reflects on recent tragedies that have hit him hard , Senior Country Correspondent 3:37pm, September 15
Luke Bryan opens up about the prayer he says for his children Features Luke Bryan opens up about the prayer he says for his children , Senior Country Correspondent 8:30pm, September 14
If you loved Joey Feek, you will adore this new video of her daughter News If you loved Joey Feek, you will adore this new video of her daughter , Senior Country Correspondent 7:44pm, September 14
Poor Luke Bryan just got pelted with iPhones onstage News Poor Luke Bryan just got pelted with iPhones onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 7:18pm, September 14
Kenny Chesney shares the harrowing details of island life after Hurricane Irma News Kenny Chesney shares the harrowing details of island life after Hurricane Irma , Senior Country Correspondent 10:55pm, September 13
An “America’s Got Talent” favorite showcases the power of music in captivating performance Performances An “America’s Got Talent” favorite showcases the power of music in captivating performance , Senior Country Correspondent 7:55pm, September 13
Thomas Rhett and Lauren have a hot date night without the kiddies News Thomas Rhett and Lauren have a hot date night without the kiddies , Senior Country Correspondent 7:30pm, September 13
LeAnn Rimes shows off some sexy backstage shots News LeAnn Rimes shows off some sexy backstage shots , Senior Country Correspondent 6:49pm, September 13
Fans get their first listen of Montgomery Gentry’s new song News Fans get their first listen of Montgomery Gentry’s new song , Senior Country Correspondent 2:13pm, September 13
Darius Rucker and friends just brought the house down in rousing telethon performance Performances Darius Rucker and friends just brought the house down in rousing telethon performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:42am, September 13
Thomas Rhett gets real about the late night struggles as a daddy of two Features Thomas Rhett gets real about the late night struggles as a daddy of two , Senior Country Correspondent 10:16pm, September 12
Thomas Rhett loves on wife Lauren during the craziest time of their life Features Thomas Rhett loves on wife Lauren during the craziest time of their life , Senior Country Correspondent 7:12pm, September 12
Thomas Rhett shares the late night texts that changed everything Features Thomas Rhett shares the late night texts that changed everything , Senior Country Correspondent 6:24pm, September 12
A country music hit-maker stuns fans with news of his ongoing health condition News A country music hit-maker stuns fans with news of his ongoing health condition , Senior Country Correspondent 3:28pm, September 12
Gwen Stefani swoons over Blake Shelton’s latest sexy performance Performances Gwen Stefani swoons over Blake Shelton’s latest sexy performance , Senior Country Correspondent 7:23pm, September 11
A NASCAR star sends out blistering tweet in light of Florida looting Nascar A NASCAR star sends out blistering tweet in light of Florida looting , Senior Country Correspondent 6:48pm, September 11
Kid Rock starts week with a scathing political post News Kid Rock starts week with a scathing political post , Senior Country Correspondent 5:42pm, September 11