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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Kid Rock just released one of his oddest music videos ever Videos Kid Rock just released one of his oddest music videos ever , Senior Country Correspondent 8:24pm, October 20
Luke Bryan makes quite a hot delivery to these “American Idol” hopefuls News Luke Bryan makes quite a hot delivery to these “American Idol” hopefuls , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, October 20
When this country hit-maker forgot the words, his fans found them Performances When this country hit-maker forgot the words, his fans found them , Senior Country Correspondent 4:44pm, October 20
Steven Tyler shares first pics since health emergency News Steven Tyler shares first pics since health emergency , Senior Country Correspondent 4:12pm, October 20
Chris Janson weighs in on the effect Troy Gentry’s death has had on his life News Chris Janson weighs in on the effect Troy Gentry’s death has had on his life , Senior Country Correspondent 1:09am, October 20
A member of Rascal Flatts is mourning the loss of a dear friend News A member of Rascal Flatts is mourning the loss of a dear friend , Senior Country Correspondent 1:05am, October 20
Listen as Lauren Alaina takes on Kane Brown’s part in epic “What Ifs” performance Performances Listen as Lauren Alaina takes on Kane Brown’s part in epic “What Ifs” performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:00am, October 20
Wait till you hear this “AGT” ventriloquist’s actual singing voice Performances Wait till you hear this “AGT” ventriloquist’s actual singing voice , Senior Country Correspondent 4:48pm, October 18
Kelly Clarkson emotionally reacts to Harvey Weinstein scandal News Kelly Clarkson emotionally reacts to Harvey Weinstein scandal , Senior Country Correspondent 3:23am, October 18
Scotty McCreery pays tribute to our country with this rousing anthem Features Scotty McCreery pays tribute to our country with this rousing anthem , Senior Country Correspondent 7:20pm, October 17
A NASCAR champion shows concern for his home state Nascar A NASCAR champion shows concern for his home state , Senior Country Correspondent 6:42pm, October 17
A NASCAR driver gushes over the birth of his new baby girl Nascar A NASCAR driver gushes over the birth of his new baby girl , Senior Country Correspondent 4:07pm, October 17
“The Voice” pits two country favorites against each other in epic battle Performances “The Voice” pits two country favorites against each other in epic battle , Senior Country Correspondent 3:55pm, October 17
NASCAR’s cancer warrior returns to the track with a health update Nascar NASCAR’s cancer warrior returns to the track with a health update , Senior Country Correspondent 9:05pm, October 16
This fan’s reaction to a Thomas Rhett hug is priceless News This fan’s reaction to a Thomas Rhett hug is priceless , Senior Country Correspondent 7:43pm, October 16
Blake Shelton shares a shocking Kelly Clarkson comment that has everyone laughing News Blake Shelton shares a shocking Kelly Clarkson comment that has everyone laughing , Senior Country Correspondent 5:49pm, October 16
Kane Brown tells us about the special moment he just shared with Lauren Alaina Features Kane Brown tells us about the special moment he just shared with Lauren Alaina , Senior Country Correspondent 4:51pm, October 16
Loretta Lynn and family are mourning the loss of one of their own News Loretta Lynn and family are mourning the loss of one of their own , Senior Country Correspondent 4:11pm, October 15
A wife of a NASCAR superstar speaks out about how she handles the haters Nascar A wife of a NASCAR superstar speaks out about how she handles the haters , Senior Country Correspondent 9:44pm, October 13
A country star and his leading lady’s romantic pic throws fans into a tizzy News A country star and his leading lady’s romantic pic throws fans into a tizzy , Senior Country Correspondent 8:48pm, October 13
A legendary NASCAR family is celebrating the birth of an adorable baby Nascar A legendary NASCAR family is celebrating the birth of an adorable baby , Senior Country Correspondent 8:18pm, October 13
A country singer takes on President Trump in fiery set of tweets News A country singer takes on President Trump in fiery set of tweets , Senior Country Correspondent 10:06pm, October 12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on his wife’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity , Senior Country Correspondent 8:30pm, October 12
Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines offers explanation for scary-looking injury News Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines offers explanation for scary-looking injury , Senior Country Correspondent 5:20pm, October 11
Carrie Underwood’s hubby flashes back to their first meeting in hilarious video News Carrie Underwood’s hubby flashes back to their first meeting in hilarious video , Senior Country Correspondent 4:30pm, October 11
There is a new baby boy to celebrate in our country music family News There is a new baby boy to celebrate in our country music family , Senior Country Correspondent 3:22pm, October 10
Martin Truex Jr. breaks down in victory lane over longtime girlfriend’s current health Features Martin Truex Jr. breaks down in victory lane over longtime girlfriend’s current health , Senior Country Correspondent 4:45pm, October 9
NASCAR wife shares update following husband’s health scare Nascar NASCAR wife shares update following husband’s health scare , Senior Country Correspondent 3:55pm, October 9
Lauren Alaina takes her fans to church with this performance of a Brooks & Dunn classic Performances Lauren Alaina takes her fans to church with this performance of a Brooks & Dunn classic , Senior Country Correspondent 10:13pm, October 6
Kane Brown drops new video for heavenly new song Videos Kane Brown drops new video for heavenly new song , Senior Country Correspondent 9:55pm, October 6