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. She can be reached at tricia.despres@rarecountry.com.

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Watch Luke Bryan team up with Ellen to make the day of some special fans News Watch Luke Bryan team up with Ellen to make the day of some special fans , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, December 13
Sheryl Crow takes a stab at country stars over their stance on gun control News Sheryl Crow takes a stab at country stars over their stance on gun control , Senior Country Correspondent 1:46pm, December 13
Krystal Keith weighs in on her dad Toby’s grandpa skills Features Krystal Keith weighs in on her dad Toby’s grandpa skills , Senior Country Correspondent 10:05pm, December 12
There is yet another baby to add to the country mix News There is yet another baby to add to the country mix , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21pm, December 12
Toby Keith’s daughter Krystal opens about her ongoing recovery from terrifying accident Features Toby Keith’s daughter Krystal opens about her ongoing recovery from terrifying accident , Senior Country Correspondent 5:05pm, December 12
Sheryl Crow’s tribute to the Sandy Hook victims is something you must see Performances Sheryl Crow’s tribute to the Sandy Hook victims is something you must see , Senior Country Correspondent 4:30pm, December 12
A much-loved country duo member announces her engagement News A much-loved country duo member announces her engagement , Senior Country Correspondent 5:11pm, December 11
A “Hee Haw” favorite and Grand Ole Opry mainstay has passed away News A “Hee Haw” favorite and Grand Ole Opry mainstay has passed away , Senior Country Correspondent 3:25pm, December 11
A NASCAR star just said “I do” in lush wedding ceremony Nascar A NASCAR star just said “I do” in lush wedding ceremony , Senior Country Correspondent 9:47am, December 11
Kane Brown reflects on his career-altering year that changed everything Features Kane Brown reflects on his career-altering year that changed everything , Senior Country Correspondent 3:56pm, December 8
A country music mama opens up about health issues since having her baby News A country music mama opens up about health issues since having her baby , Senior Country Correspondent 3:29pm, December 8
Reality star Savannah Chrisley weighs in on love and loss News Reality star Savannah Chrisley weighs in on love and loss , Senior Country Correspondent 2:18pm, December 8
Jon Pardi reflects on his friendship with Miranda Lambert Features Jon Pardi reflects on his friendship with Miranda Lambert , Senior Country Correspondent 12:14am, December 8
A country hit-maker talks about the year that made his dreams come true Features A country hit-maker talks about the year that made his dreams come true , Senior Country Correspondent 4:40pm, December 7
Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines shares pics as California wildfires rage nearby News Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines shares pics as California wildfires rage nearby , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, December 7
Watch Shania Twain get quite a scare while recording this message to fans News Watch Shania Twain get quite a scare while recording this message to fans , Senior Country Correspondent 3:52pm, December 6
A country traditionalist expresses his thoughts on the onslaught of sexual harassment claims News A country traditionalist expresses his thoughts on the onslaught of sexual harassment claims , Senior Country Correspondent 3:23pm, December 6
One of country’s most outspoken artists has a few things to say to the president News One of country’s most outspoken artists has a few things to say to the president , Senior Country Correspondent 1:34pm, December 6
Trace Adkins throws out a competitive dig at Blake Shelton News Trace Adkins throws out a competitive dig at Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 3:38pm, December 5
Danica Patrick goes head over heels with this new, crazy feat Nascar Danica Patrick goes head over heels with this new, crazy feat , Senior Country Correspondent 1:39pm, December 5
A country singer speaks out about her continued heartbreak Features A country singer speaks out about her continued heartbreak , Senior Country Correspondent 3:35pm, December 4
In case you were wondering, Midland isn’t going anywhere Features In case you were wondering, Midland isn’t going anywhere , Senior Country Correspondent 2:00pm, December 4
A member of one of country’s hottest trios shows off his rodeo skills Features A member of one of country’s hottest trios shows off his rodeo skills , Senior Country Correspondent 12:34pm, December 4
The Aldean family is celebrating the birth of a beautiful new baby boy News The Aldean family is celebrating the birth of a beautiful new baby boy , Senior Country Correspondent 4:51am, December 2
This new holiday video is just weird enough to be awesome Videos This new holiday video is just weird enough to be awesome , Senior Country Correspondent 3:22pm, December 1
A slew of NASCAR’s hottest couples step out for a glamorous night in Vegas Nascar A slew of NASCAR’s hottest couples step out for a glamorous night in Vegas , Senior Country Correspondent 2:31pm, December 1
Kelsea Ballerini lets her true feelings out about love in this Opry exclusive Features Kelsea Ballerini lets her true feelings out about love in this Opry exclusive , Senior Country Correspondent 12:16pm, December 1
It’s official, a new country music baby is on the way News It’s official, a new country music baby is on the way , Senior Country Correspondent 3:58pm, November 30
Scotty McCreery inspires an aspiring country artist to fight some major health odds Features Scotty McCreery inspires an aspiring country artist to fight some major health odds , Senior Country Correspondent 3:29pm, November 30
This performance proves Jim Nabors was always a good ol’ country boy at heart News This performance proves Jim Nabors was always a good ol’ country boy at heart , Senior Country Correspondent 1:30pm, November 30