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. She can be reached at tricia.despres@rarecountry.com.

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Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd prepare for their wedding this weekend News Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd prepare for their wedding this weekend , Senior Country Correspondent 3:29pm, March 22
Jason Aldean sends heartfelt anniversary message to wife Brittany News Jason Aldean sends heartfelt anniversary message to wife Brittany , Senior Country Correspondent 9:19am, March 22
Blake Shelton shares the funny story of how he made Adam Levine cry News Blake Shelton shares the funny story of how he made Adam Levine cry , Senior Country Correspondent 1:46pm, March 21
Rising country singer Jillian Jacqueline gets engaged to Bryan Brown News Rising country singer Jillian Jacqueline gets engaged to Bryan Brown , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, March 21
Watch Scotty McCreery's reaction as his fans sing back to him Performances Watch Scotty McCreery's reaction as his fans sing back to him , Senior Country Correspondent 10:45am, March 20
Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction as he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song News Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction as he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11am, March 20
Scotty McCreery reveals plans to return to “American Idol” News Scotty McCreery reveals plans to return to “American Idol” , Senior Country Correspondent 6:12pm, March 19
Country music personality Hazel Smith has died at the age of 83 News Country music personality Hazel Smith has died at the age of 83 , Senior Country Correspondent 10:07am, March 19
Trent Harmon mourns the death of the cousin he lost to gun violence News Trent Harmon mourns the death of the cousin he lost to gun violence , Senior Country Correspondent 3:46pm, March 16
Luke Bryan drinks a beer from a fan’s boot in Australia News Luke Bryan drinks a beer from a fan’s boot in Australia , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, March 16
Carly Pearce performs new single "Hide the Wine" at the Grand Ole Opry Performances Carly Pearce performs new single "Hide the Wine" at the Grand Ole Opry , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 15
Sherry Pollex, the girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., gives cancer update Nascar Sherry Pollex, the girlfriend of Martin Truex Jr., gives cancer update , Senior Country Correspondent 1:34pm, March 15
Willie Nelson releases striking new video for "You and Me" Videos Willie Nelson releases striking new video for "You and Me" , Senior Country Correspondent 1:44pm, March 14
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy gives their fans a baby update Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy gives their fans a baby update , Senior Country Correspondent 11:39am, March 14
Sara Evans opens up about life, love and big changes Features Sara Evans opens up about life, love and big changes , Senior Country Correspondent 3:54pm, March 13
Brantley Gilbert releases dramatic video of his tour bus on fire News Brantley Gilbert releases dramatic video of his tour bus on fire , Senior Country Correspondent 11:21am, March 13
Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans Performances Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 12
Eddie Montgomery opens up about returning to stage without Troy Gentry News Eddie Montgomery opens up about returning to stage without Troy Gentry , Senior Country Correspondent 10:12am, March 12
Rory Feek reflects on saying goodbye to wife Joey two years ago News Rory Feek reflects on saying goodbye to wife Joey two years ago , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, March 9
NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s wife Samantha comes clean about struggles Nascar NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s wife Samantha comes clean about struggles , Senior Country Correspondent 11:27am, March 9
Charlize Theron comes clean about her run-in with Danica Patrick Nascar Charlize Theron comes clean about her run-in with Danica Patrick , Senior Country Correspondent 8:21pm, March 8
Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s lullaby to Hoda Kotb’s daughter, Haley Joy Videos Listen to Kelly Clarkson’s lullaby to Hoda Kotb’s daughter, Haley Joy , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, March 8
Luke Bryan trash talks Blake Shelton News Luke Bryan trash talks Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 1:21pm, March 7
Singer Lindi Ortega shares her struggles with body dysmorphic disorder News Singer Lindi Ortega shares her struggles with body dysmorphic disorder , Senior Country Correspondent 12:08pm, March 7
Rascal Flatts honor Hurricane Harvey’s first responders Performances Rascal Flatts honor Hurricane Harvey’s first responders , Senior Country Correspondent 4:03pm, March 6
Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Prophet has died News Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer Ronnie Prophet has died , Senior Country Correspondent 12:42pm, March 6
Indiana Feek commemorates the anniversary of mom Joey Feek’s death News Indiana Feek commemorates the anniversary of mom Joey Feek’s death , Senior Country Correspondent 1:07pm, March 5
Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford is accused of a lewd act Nascar Former NASCAR driver Rick Crawford is accused of a lewd act , Senior Country Correspondent 12:23pm, March 5
Miranda Lambert reunites with Pistol Annies pal Ashley Monroe onstage Performances Miranda Lambert reunites with Pistol Annies pal Ashley Monroe onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 2:45pm, March 2
Brantley Gilbert introduces his baby son to his fans onstage News Brantley Gilbert introduces his baby son to his fans onstage , Senior Country Correspondent 1:53pm, March 2