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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Julianne Hough gets some major fan reaction over this pic News Julianne Hough gets some major fan reaction over this pic , Country Editor 4:43pm, July 31
Watch as concertgoers flee a towering inferno during music festival News Watch as concertgoers flee a towering inferno during music festival , Country Editor 4:12pm, July 31
A country traditionalist rips into the current state of modern country music News A country traditionalist rips into the current state of modern country music , Country Editor 10:33pm, July 28
A country superstar pens heartfelt message to daughter News A country superstar pens heartfelt message to daughter , Country Editor 8:13pm, July 28
Millions of moms are about to fall in love again with this song Music Millions of moms are about to fall in love again with this song , Country Editor 7:49pm, July 28
Danica Patrick shows off her insane skills during date with “hot” boyfriend Nascar Danica Patrick shows off her insane skills during date with “hot” boyfriend , Country Editor 7:12pm, July 28
Outspoken country artist makes a stunning statement about voters in rural America News Outspoken country artist makes a stunning statement about voters in rural America , Country Editor 6:24pm, July 28
A country star in the making takes sexy to a whole new level Features A country star in the making takes sexy to a whole new level , Country Editor 4:54pm, July 28
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets emotional over family’s legal battles Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets emotional over family’s legal battles , Country Editor 4:21pm, July 28
Brantley Gilbert recalls the day he almost got in some big trouble Features Brantley Gilbert recalls the day he almost got in some big trouble , Country Editor 8:00pm, July 27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy get their hands dirty in new video Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy get their hands dirty in new video , Country Editor 7:04pm, July 27
Miranda Lambert is on fire in sexiest photo shoot yet News Miranda Lambert is on fire in sexiest photo shoot yet , Country Editor 6:32pm, July 27
Flashback to one of the most horrifying crashes in NASCAR history Nascar Flashback to one of the most horrifying crashes in NASCAR history , Country Editor 5:10pm, July 27
Watch what happens when Luke Bryan notices Blake Shelton’s face in the crowd Features Watch what happens when Luke Bryan notices Blake Shelton’s face in the crowd , Country Editor 8:13pm, July 26
Y’all won’t believe what Brantley Gilbert wants to do in the delivery room Features Y’all won’t believe what Brantley Gilbert wants to do in the delivery room , Country Editor 7:05pm, July 26
Watch as things get heated on pit road between two NASCAR teams Nascar Watch as things get heated on pit road between two NASCAR teams , Country Editor 6:01pm, July 26
Watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk to his dog might be the best part of your day Nascar Watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk to his dog might be the best part of your day , Country Editor 5:41pm, July 25
Check out the country cover hottie the girls can’t get enough of Performances Check out the country cover hottie the girls can’t get enough of , Country Editor 5:25pm, July 25
Sam Hunt just went and made fishing look sexy News Sam Hunt just went and made fishing look sexy , Country Editor 4:17pm, July 25
Brantley Gilbert comes clean about his faith, family and new tattoo Features Brantley Gilbert comes clean about his faith, family and new tattoo , Country Editor 6:40pm, July 24
A rising country star gains accolades for her version of national anthem Features A rising country star gains accolades for her version of national anthem , Country Editor 6:34pm, July 24
Brantley Gilbert opens up to us about his baby boy on the way Features Brantley Gilbert opens up to us about his baby boy on the way , Country Editor 3:40pm, July 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs a huge post-retirement deal Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. signs a huge post-retirement deal , Country Editor 1:49pm, July 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on recent comments made by wife Amy Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on recent comments made by wife Amy , Country Editor 9:08pm, July 22
Watch a country hottie make his wife blush on live television Features Watch a country hottie make his wife blush on live television , Country Editor 6:36pm, July 21
Michael Waltrip drops major hint regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement Features Michael Waltrip drops major hint regarding Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s retirement , Country Editor 6:26pm, July 21
Meet country music’s new hot couple taking Instagram by storm Features Meet country music’s new hot couple taking Instagram by storm , Country Editor 6:14pm, July 21
Watch as Luke Bryan reacts to these fans feuding in the front row Performances Watch as Luke Bryan reacts to these fans feuding in the front row , Country Editor 4:24pm, July 21
A legendary racer reveals the role country music played in his mother’s funeral Features A legendary racer reveals the role country music played in his mother’s funeral , Country Editor 3:05pm, July 21
Experience the country song that made a mourning NASCAR legend smile again Features Experience the country song that made a mourning NASCAR legend smile again , Country Editor 2:57am, July 21