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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Scotty McCreery just spilled all the secrets about his recent marriage proposal Features Scotty McCreery just spilled all the secrets about his recent marriage proposal , Senior Country Correspondent 11:13pm, September 28
It’s official, another pop star is making her move into country music News It’s official, another pop star is making her move into country music , Senior Country Correspondent 9:13pm, September 28
Yet another NASCAR superstar enters the anthem controversy fray Nascar Yet another NASCAR superstar enters the anthem controversy fray , Senior Country Correspondent 7:02pm, September 28
This country music baby just keeps getting more and more adorable News This country music baby just keeps getting more and more adorable , Senior Country Correspondent 4:27pm, September 28
This impromptu pregnancy shoot just might be this NASCAR mama-to-be’s most beautiful yet Nascar This impromptu pregnancy shoot just might be this NASCAR mama-to-be’s most beautiful yet , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, September 28
Kane Brown is doing a song with a hot country star, and it sounds awesome News Kane Brown is doing a song with a hot country star, and it sounds awesome , Senior Country Correspondent 7:51pm, September 27
An Oak Ridge Boys member shows the progress he is making after his recent surgery News An Oak Ridge Boys member shows the progress he is making after his recent surgery , Senior Country Correspondent 6:30pm, September 27
Kane Brown flaunts some real-life love with fiancée in new video News Kane Brown flaunts some real-life love with fiancée in new video , Senior Country Correspondent 5:40pm, September 27
This makeup free pic of Savannah Chrisley is getting a whole lot of attention News This makeup free pic of Savannah Chrisley is getting a whole lot of attention , Senior Country Correspondent 9:13pm, September 26
Watch as race fans get the scare of their lives when this big rig crashes in front of them News Watch as race fans get the scare of their lives when this big rig crashes in front of them , Senior Country Correspondent 7:59pm, September 26
Scotty McCreery is engaged, and we have all the details News Scotty McCreery is engaged, and we have all the details , Senior Country Correspondent 6:46pm, September 26
A “Dukes of Hazzard” star has been charged again with yet another lewd act News A “Dukes of Hazzard” star has been charged again with yet another lewd act , Senior Country Correspondent 9:53pm, September 25
Meghan Linsey speaks out about her national anthem uproar News Meghan Linsey speaks out about her national anthem uproar , Senior Country Correspondent 9:03pm, September 25
A country starlet mourns the death of an “angel” News A country starlet mourns the death of an “angel” , Senior Country Correspondent 8:52pm, September 25
A rising country star strikes back after being called out on Twitter News A rising country star strikes back after being called out on Twitter , Senior Country Correspondent 3:27am, September 25
Fans are in an uproar over this country starlet’s political statement News Fans are in an uproar over this country starlet’s political statement , Senior Country Correspondent 2:24am, September 25
Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake reunite for a spellbinding performance Performances Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake reunite for a spellbinding performance , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35am, September 25
New reports say Luke Bryan has made a crucial decision about “American Idol” News New reports say Luke Bryan has made a crucial decision about “American Idol” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25am, September 25
Looks like Lauren Alaina has her hands full with too many “boyfriends” Features Looks like Lauren Alaina has her hands full with too many “boyfriends” , Senior Country Correspondent 8:03pm, September 22
A Fox News snafu just got some major attention from Luke Bryan News A Fox News snafu just got some major attention from Luke Bryan , Senior Country Correspondent 7:45pm, September 22
Another member of the tightknit NASCAR family is in the battle of their life Nascar Another member of the tightknit NASCAR family is in the battle of their life , Senior Country Correspondent 5:07pm, September 22
News is swirling about a Grammy-winning artist’s sudden halt from touring News News is swirling about a Grammy-winning artist’s sudden halt from touring , Senior Country Correspondent 4:32pm, September 22
A much-loved singer opens up about a terrifying new health battle News A much-loved singer opens up about a terrifying new health battle , Senior Country Correspondent 3:26pm, September 22
Looks like sparks are flying between Sadie Robertson and this country star Features Looks like sparks are flying between Sadie Robertson and this country star , Senior Country Correspondent 7:48pm, September 21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy get the opportunity of a lifetime Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy get the opportunity of a lifetime , Senior Country Correspondent 7:28pm, September 21
Kane Brown shows off his shooting skills in fiery new video News Kane Brown shows off his shooting skills in fiery new video , Senior Country Correspondent 4:58pm, September 21
NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex opens up about the misdiagnosis that changed her life Features NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex opens up about the misdiagnosis that changed her life , Senior Country Correspondent 8:01pm, September 20
The country music community is mourning the death of beloved songwriter News The country music community is mourning the death of beloved songwriter , Senior Country Correspondent 7:18pm, September 20
An “America’s Got Talent” beauty hypnotizes the crowd with this powerful song Performances An “America’s Got Talent” beauty hypnotizes the crowd with this powerful song , Senior Country Correspondent 5:51pm, September 20
This NASCAR couple’s engagement photos have us swooning Nascar This NASCAR couple’s engagement photos have us swooning , Senior Country Correspondent 7:22pm, September 19