Country Editor

Tricia Despres

Chicago-based editor 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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Lady A’s Hillary Scott pregnancy news just got even more exciting News Lady A’s Hillary Scott pregnancy news just got even more exciting , Country Editor 7:21pm, August 18
FGL’s Tyler Hubbard reflects on the doctor’s appointment that changed everything Features FGL’s Tyler Hubbard reflects on the doctor’s appointment that changed everything , Country Editor 6:56pm, August 18
Miranda Lambert sings of her broken heart in new performance Performances Miranda Lambert sings of her broken heart in new performance , Country Editor 6:42pm, August 18
Miranda Lambert gushes over love Anderson East’s new video News Miranda Lambert gushes over love Anderson East’s new video , Country Editor 5:21pm, August 18
Dale Earnhardt Jr. angrily speaks out against attacks in Barcelona Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. angrily speaks out against attacks in Barcelona , Country Editor 3:56pm, August 18
Miley Cyrus conjures up her classic country past in brand new video Performances Miley Cyrus conjures up her classic country past in brand new video , Country Editor 3:11pm, August 18
A country star is forced to come clean about his personal life News A country star is forced to come clean about his personal life , Country Editor 6:56pm, August 17
NASCAR fans are calling this anthem “the best they ever heard” Nascar NASCAR fans are calling this anthem “the best they ever heard” , Country Editor 6:22pm, August 17
Kane Brown fans are losing it over the country superstar’s new romantic song Performances Kane Brown fans are losing it over the country superstar’s new romantic song , Country Editor 6:17pm, August 17
Shania Twain lets her hair down in electric new performance Performances Shania Twain lets her hair down in electric new performance , Country Editor 4:05pm, August 17
A favorite NASCAR couple just welcomed a brand-new little one Nascar A favorite NASCAR couple just welcomed a brand-new little one , Country Editor 3:35pm, August 17
Danica Patrick shares what might be her most revealing pic yet Nascar Danica Patrick shares what might be her most revealing pic yet , Country Editor 11:28pm, August 16
Thomas Rhett issues a heartfelt apology to his fans News Thomas Rhett issues a heartfelt apology to his fans , Country Editor 9:23pm, August 16
Blake Shelton weighs in on the Charlottesville tragedy News Blake Shelton weighs in on the Charlottesville tragedy , Country Editor 6:43pm, August 16
Keith Urban performs his most addictive song for a stadium crowd Performances Keith Urban performs his most addictive song for a stadium crowd , Country Editor 6:28pm, August 16
Priscilla Presley reflects on Elvis Presley’s “demons” 40 years after his death News Priscilla Presley reflects on Elvis Presley’s “demons” 40 years after his death , Country Editor 4:16pm, August 16
A NASCAR legend is getting all sorts of crap over this vacation pic Nascar A NASCAR legend is getting all sorts of crap over this vacation pic , Country Editor 7:31pm, August 15
Miley Cyrus shells out major cash on new Nashville home News Miley Cyrus shells out major cash on new Nashville home , Country Editor 7:01pm, August 15
Dale Earnhardt Jr. faces the health fear he just can’t get out of his head Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. faces the health fear he just can’t get out of his head , Country Editor 6:18pm, August 15
A country heartthrob gets sexy with wife in hot new pic News A country heartthrob gets sexy with wife in hot new pic , Country Editor 8:44pm, August 14
This father’s emotional reaction to his hard-racing son is killing the internet News This father’s emotional reaction to his hard-racing son is killing the internet , Country Editor 8:14pm, August 14
This musical serenade during “Celebrity Family Feud” will have you melting News This musical serenade during “Celebrity Family Feud” will have you melting , Country Editor 7:39pm, August 14
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy latest Instagram post is getting a ton of attention Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy latest Instagram post is getting a ton of attention , Country Editor 6:59pm, August 14
This just might take the cake as the cutest Indiana Feek video ever News This just might take the cake as the cutest Indiana Feek video ever , Country Editor 3:10pm, August 14
The details of this singer-songwriter’s death are absolutely heartbreaking News The details of this singer-songwriter’s death are absolutely heartbreaking , Country Editor 6:47pm, August 11
Kane Brown’s fiancée angrily defends her man in series of tweets News Kane Brown’s fiancée angrily defends her man in series of tweets , Country Editor 6:23pm, August 11
The always outspoken Ashley Judd lends her support to Taylor Swift News The always outspoken Ashley Judd lends her support to Taylor Swift , Country Editor 5:53pm, August 11
Taylor Swift’s mom tearfully stands up for her daughter in court News Taylor Swift’s mom tearfully stands up for her daughter in court , Country Editor 5:25pm, August 11
Miranda Lambert goes high fashion in new video shoot News Miranda Lambert goes high fashion in new video shoot , Country Editor 7:59pm, August 10
Glen Campbell explains how he wants to be remembered in heartbreaking interview News Glen Campbell explains how he wants to be remembered in heartbreaking interview , Country Editor 6:44pm, August 10