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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Watch this country cutie’s “Fast Money” round that made Steve Harvey speechless News Watch this country cutie’s “Fast Money” round that made Steve Harvey speechless , Senior Country Correspondent 4:55pm, October 17
Priscilla Presley made a confession about Elvis that will make any woman cringe News Priscilla Presley made a confession about Elvis that will make any woman cringe , Senior Country Correspondent 4:55pm, October 17
Wait till you hear this “AGT” ventriloquist’s actual singing voice Performances Wait till you hear this “AGT” ventriloquist’s actual singing voice , Senior Country Correspondent 4:50pm, October 17
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 1:26pm, September 24
Keith Urban Just Crushed This Tribute to the Bee Gees News Keith Urban Just Crushed This Tribute to the Bee Gees , Senior Country Correspondent 10:59am, September 17
A country music super couple prepares for their upcoming nuptials News A country music super couple prepares for their upcoming nuptials , Senior Country Correspondent 3:29pm, March 22
Jason Aldean sends a heartfelt anniversary message to his love News Jason Aldean sends a heartfelt anniversary message to his love , Senior Country Correspondent 9:19am, March 22
Blake Shelton made Adam Levine cry in 2012, and the story’s still hysterical News Blake Shelton made Adam Levine cry in 2012, and the story’s still hysterical , Senior Country Correspondent 1:46pm, March 21
A country songbird says yes to the love of her life News A country songbird says yes to the love of her life , 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 when he’s stumped by a Gwen Stefani song News Watch Blake Shelton’s reaction when 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
The woman who coined the term “outlaw music” has died News The woman who coined the term “outlaw music” has died , Senior Country Correspondent 10:07am, March 19
An “American Idol” champion is mourning a sudden death in his family News An “American Idol” champion is mourning a sudden death in his family , Senior Country Correspondent 3:46pm, March 16
Watch Luke Bryan get caught doing “the most disgusting Australian thing” News Watch Luke Bryan get caught doing “the most disgusting Australian thing” , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, March 16
Songbird Carly Pearce lights up a Grand Ole Opry audience with addictive new song Performances Songbird Carly Pearce lights up a Grand Ole Opry audience with addictive new song , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 15
NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex shares a crucial health update Nascar NASCAR cancer warrior Sherry Pollex shares a crucial health update , Senior Country Correspondent 1:34pm, March 15
Country treasure Willie Nelson releases new video for a song we all can relate to Videos Country treasure Willie Nelson releases new video for a song we all can relate to , Senior Country Correspondent 1:44pm, March 14
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy gives a baby update to fans Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy gives a baby update to fans , 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 engulfed in flames News Brantley Gilbert releases dramatic video of his tour bus engulfed in flames , Senior Country Correspondent 11:21am, March 13
Kane Brown hits fans up with brand-new, romantic song Performances Kane Brown hits fans up with brand-new, romantic song , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 12
Eddie Montgomery reveals what it was really like returning to the stage without Troy Gentry News Eddie Montgomery reveals what it was really like returning to the stage without Troy Gentry , Senior Country Correspondent 10:12am, March 12
Joey+Rory’s Rory Feek reflects on saying goodbye to his love two years ago News Joey+Rory’s Rory Feek reflects on saying goodbye to his love two years ago , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, March 9
A NASCAR wife comes clean about her parenting struggles Nascar A NASCAR wife comes clean about her parenting struggles , Senior Country Correspondent 11:27am, March 9
A superstar actress comes clean about her run-in with Danica Patrick Nascar A superstar actress comes clean about her run-in with Danica Patrick , Senior Country Correspondent 8:21pm, March 8
Kelly Clarkson’s lullaby to Hoda Kotb’s daughter is absolutely gorgeous Videos Kelly Clarkson’s lullaby to Hoda Kotb’s daughter is absolutely gorgeous , Senior Country Correspondent 2:52pm, March 8
Watch as Luke Bryan starts trash talking Blake Shelton News Watch as Luke Bryan starts trash talking Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 1:21pm, March 7
A country star admits to suffering from a crippling condition News A country star admits to suffering from a crippling condition , Senior Country Correspondent 12:08pm, March 7
Rascal Flatts honor first responders with one-of-a-kind musical tribute Performances Rascal Flatts honor first responders with one-of-a-kind musical tribute , Senior Country Correspondent 4:03pm, March 6