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 says goodbye to his grandpa and the man behind his beautiful, deep crooning voice News Scotty McCreery says goodbye to his grandpa and the man behind his beautiful, deep crooning voice , Senior Country Correspondent 4:02pm, January 16
Keith Urban may have been skeptical but this American Idol hopeful just blew away the judges strumming a Little Big Town cover News Keith Urban may have been skeptical but this American Idol hopeful just blew away the judges strumming a Little Big Town cover , Senior Country Correspondent 11:01am, January 16
Glen Campbell's heartbreaking ode to his wife and fans gets recognition from an unlikely source News Glen Campbell's heartbreaking ode to his wife and fans gets recognition from an unlikely source , Senior Country Correspondent 8:41am, January 16
This backstage a cappella performance of "Happy" proves just how good Rascal Flatts really is News This backstage a cappella performance of "Happy" proves just how good Rascal Flatts really is , Senior Country Correspondent 3:35pm, January 15
Lady A brings their country music twang to the College Football Championship game News Lady A brings their country music twang to the College Football Championship game , Senior Country Correspondent 3:20pm, January 15
Kenny Chesney releases tour dates for 2015 summer concerts News Kenny Chesney releases tour dates for 2015 summer concerts , Senior Country Correspondent 11:40am, January 15
Here's why we have a girl crush on Miranda Lambert and Gwen Sebastian this week News Here's why we have a girl crush on Miranda Lambert and Gwen Sebastian this week , Senior Country Correspondent 6:14pm, January 14
Lee Greenwood may have already given 2015's best performance of "God Bless the USA" News Lee Greenwood may have already given 2015's best performance of "God Bless the USA" , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51pm, January 14
Darius Rucker reveals his upcoming tour on The Tonight Show News Darius Rucker reveals his upcoming tour on The Tonight Show , Senior Country Correspondent 12:39pm, January 14
Find out why Dierks Bentley got four of his favorite country artists to jump into a lake of freezing water News Find out why Dierks Bentley got four of his favorite country artists to jump into a lake of freezing water , Senior Country Correspondent 8:54am, January 14
It may be freezing, but Tim McGraw just got a whole lot hotter News It may be freezing, but Tim McGraw just got a whole lot hotter , Senior Country Correspondent 8:44am, January 14
Look back at some very vintage Brad Paisley performances on the Grand Ole Opry stage News Look back at some very vintage Brad Paisley performances on the Grand Ole Opry stage , Senior Country Correspondent 4:57pm, January 13
Garth Brooks lives to make mothers cry–and he just did it again on The Today Show News Garth Brooks lives to make mothers cry–and he just did it again on The Today Show , Senior Country Correspondent 4:24pm, January 11
That time Carrie Underwood joined Vince Gill to bring y'all to church News That time Carrie Underwood joined Vince Gill to bring y'all to church , Senior Country Correspondent 12:48pm, January 9