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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“Dukes of Hazzard” star makes heartbreaking confession after disturbing arrest News “Dukes of Hazzard” star makes heartbreaking confession after disturbing arrest , Country Editor 5:20pm, August 10
Toby Keith just paid tribute to the iconic Glen Campbell with a musical masterpiece Performances Toby Keith just paid tribute to the iconic Glen Campbell with a musical masterpiece , Country Editor 5:15pm, August 10
Glen Campbell leaves a musical masterpiece behind for all of his fans News Glen Campbell leaves a musical masterpiece behind for all of his fans , Country Editor 10:52pm, August 8
A NASCAR star goes off on fans in vicious Twitter rant Nascar A NASCAR star goes off on fans in vicious Twitter rant , Country Editor 6:52pm, August 8
This little country offspring is a star in the making News This little country offspring is a star in the making , Country Editor 6:14pm, August 8
Blake Shelton finds himself in the middle of major concert controversy News Blake Shelton finds himself in the middle of major concert controversy , Country Editor 6:02pm, August 8
A new pic of Miley Cyrus’ love Liam Hemsworth has everyone talking News A new pic of Miley Cyrus’ love Liam Hemsworth has everyone talking , Country Editor 4:45pm, August 8
Blake Shelton just picked his new team advisors for “The Voice” News Blake Shelton just picked his new team advisors for “The Voice” , Country Editor 8:34pm, August 7
A country singer shares his painful custody fight on social media News A country singer shares his painful custody fight on social media , Country Editor 6:21pm, August 7
This dog’s reaction to his superstar daddy will have you melting News This dog’s reaction to his superstar daddy will have you melting , Country Editor 5:41pm, August 7
A NASCAR mommy-to-be shares another sexy series of pregnancy pics Nascar A NASCAR mommy-to-be shares another sexy series of pregnancy pics , Country Editor 5:22pm, August 7
NASCAR’s ultimate cancer warrior gets emotional in victory lane Nascar NASCAR’s ultimate cancer warrior gets emotional in victory lane , Country Editor 4:25pm, August 7
Watch as Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox’ daughter takes the stage for a memorable duet Performances Watch as Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox’ daughter takes the stage for a memorable duet , Country Editor 10:58pm, August 5
A tiny songbird delivers a rousing Martina McBride classic Performances A tiny songbird delivers a rousing Martina McBride classic , Country Editor 7:42pm, August 4
Over a million people have fallen in love with this “Bless the Broken Road” cover Performances Over a million people have fallen in love with this “Bless the Broken Road” cover , Country Editor 7:14pm, August 4
Brantley Gilbert offers fans a peek into his soul with new video Features Brantley Gilbert offers fans a peek into his soul with new video , Country Editor 5:55pm, August 4
A NASCAR cancer warrior takes a break from treatments for one special night Nascar A NASCAR cancer warrior takes a break from treatments for one special night , Country Editor 3:59pm, August 4
More disturbing details emerge regarding “Dukes of Hazzard” star’s arrest News More disturbing details emerge regarding “Dukes of Hazzard” star’s arrest , Country Editor 3:13pm, August 4
A NASCAR mommy-to-be shows off her baby bump in series of breathtaking pics Nascar A NASCAR mommy-to-be shows off her baby bump in series of breathtaking pics , Country Editor 8:00pm, August 3
Watch as country music’s favorite viral dad masters a George Strait classic Performances Watch as country music’s favorite viral dad masters a George Strait classic , Country Editor 5:28pm, August 3
A “Dukes of Hazzard” star has been arrested for a lewd crime News A “Dukes of Hazzard” star has been arrested for a lewd crime , Country Editor 4:12pm, August 3
A NASCAR legend finds himself in dangerous circumstances overseas Nascar A NASCAR legend finds himself in dangerous circumstances overseas , Country Editor 8:09pm, August 2
Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls out fellow NASCAR favorite for supposed drunken Twitter rant Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. calls out fellow NASCAR favorite for supposed drunken Twitter rant , Country Editor 7:34pm, August 2
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw cancel show based on doctor’s orders News Faith Hill and Tim McGraw cancel show based on doctor’s orders , Country Editor 7:25pm, August 2
Country music fans might be surprised by what this R&B star has planned News Country music fans might be surprised by what this R&B star has planned , Country Editor 4:44pm, August 2
A country star reflects on the man she lost much too soon Features A country star reflects on the man she lost much too soon , Country Editor 5:34pm, August 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on the topic he and his dad rarely discussed Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. reflects on the topic he and his dad rarely discussed , Country Editor 4:26pm, August 1
This video of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pampered pooch will have you in hysterics Nascar This video of Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pampered pooch will have you in hysterics , Country Editor 3:53pm, August 1
Watch as a NASCAR driver ends up in tears in victory lane Nascar Watch as a NASCAR driver ends up in tears in victory lane , Country Editor 6:31pm, July 31
Things get downright trippy in brand new Florida Georgia Line video News Things get downright trippy in brand new Florida Georgia Line video , Country Editor 5:42pm, July 31