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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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
Steven Tyler shares more info regarding tour-ending health condition News Steven Tyler shares more info regarding tour-ending health condition , Senior Country Correspondent 9:21pm, October 6
Another Route 91 festival performer is cancelling shows following tragedy News Another Route 91 festival performer is cancelling shows following tragedy , Senior Country Correspondent 6:41pm, October 6
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just brightened our week with this incredible news News Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just brightened our week with this incredible news , Senior Country Correspondent 12:55pm, October 6
Blake Shelton gets asked whether he wants to be a daddy News Blake Shelton gets asked whether he wants to be a daddy , Senior Country Correspondent 7:56pm, October 5
Keith Urban performs a song that can help us through tragedy Performances Keith Urban performs a song that can help us through tragedy , Senior Country Correspondent 6:58pm, October 5
Jason Aldean’s guitarist speaks out for first time after Vegas massacre News Jason Aldean’s guitarist speaks out for first time after Vegas massacre , Senior Country Correspondent 6:07pm, October 5
Carrie Underwood relishes a sweet moment with her family News Carrie Underwood relishes a sweet moment with her family , Senior Country Correspondent 5:39pm, October 5
This rising star’s ode to his mama is exactly what we need to hear right now Performances This rising star’s ode to his mama is exactly what we need to hear right now , Senior Country Correspondent 10:55pm, October 4
The Vegas massacre has hit the racing community in a very personal way Nascar The Vegas massacre has hit the racing community in a very personal way , Senior Country Correspondent 6:23pm, October 4
You’ll be in shock over a cartoon mocking the Vegas massacre News You’ll be in shock over a cartoon mocking the Vegas massacre , Senior Country Correspondent 5:09pm, October 4
Aldean’s Army stared hatred in the eye, and won News Aldean’s Army stared hatred in the eye, and won , Senior Country Correspondent 9:45pm, October 3
The superstars of NASCAR react to the death of a legend Nascar The superstars of NASCAR react to the death of a legend , Senior Country Correspondent 8:46pm, October 3
Country music fans are livid over this accusation against Jason Aldean News Country music fans are livid over this accusation against Jason Aldean , Senior Country Correspondent 8:28pm, October 3
Just before tragedy hit, the Route 91 Festival crowd sang a song of hope News Just before tragedy hit, the Route 91 Festival crowd sang a song of hope , Senior Country Correspondent 3:29pm, October 3
John Rich handed over his firearm when a police officer needed it the most in Las Vegas News John Rich handed over his firearm when a police officer needed it the most in Las Vegas , Senior Country Correspondent 12:07am, October 3
A country music singer hid under a car during Vegas shooting News A country music singer hid under a car during Vegas shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 9:46pm, October 2
The country music community finds itself mourning a music giant News The country music community finds itself mourning a music giant , Senior Country Correspondent 8:22pm, October 2
A much-loved country music family recounts their horrific night in Vegas News A much-loved country music family recounts their horrific night in Vegas , Senior Country Correspondent 6:53pm, October 2
Kid Rock challenges country to change following “senseless” Las Vegas tragedy News Kid Rock challenges country to change following “senseless” Las Vegas tragedy , Senior Country Correspondent 5:18pm, October 2
Witness the terrifying moment Jason Aldean ran from the stage as shots rang out News Witness the terrifying moment Jason Aldean ran from the stage as shots rang out , Senior Country Correspondent 1:11pm, October 2
Jake Owen gives firsthand account of “chaotic” shooting scene in Vegas News Jake Owen gives firsthand account of “chaotic” shooting scene in Vegas , Senior Country Correspondent 10:47am, October 2
Jason Aldean reacts to the “horrific” Las Vegas shooting News Jason Aldean reacts to the “horrific” Las Vegas shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 8:51am, October 2
Country stars react to deadly Las Vegas shooting News Country stars react to deadly Las Vegas shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 7:40am, October 2
Reports are swirling about the health issue that caused Steven Tyler to cancel his tour News Reports are swirling about the health issue that caused Steven Tyler to cancel his tour , Senior Country Correspondent 6:50pm, September 29
After days of social media silence, Danica Patrick is back with a hot new video Nascar After days of social media silence, Danica Patrick is back with a hot new video , Senior Country Correspondent 5:37pm, September 29
Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox speaks out about the passing of his dear “hunting buddy” News Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox speaks out about the passing of his dear “hunting buddy” , Senior Country Correspondent 5:08pm, September 29