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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NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin have a Daytona 500 altercation Nascar NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin have a Daytona 500 altercation , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, February 20
Danica Patrick's mom gets tearful talking about her daughter Nascar Danica Patrick's mom gets tearful talking about her daughter , Senior Country Correspondent 3:52pm, February 19
Little Big Town sweetly pays tribute to Glen Campbell Performances Little Big Town sweetly pays tribute to Glen Campbell , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, February 19
Fans deflect criticism over Rascal Flatts' pre-Daytona 500 concert Nascar Fans deflect criticism over Rascal Flatts' pre-Daytona 500 concert , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51am, February 19
The wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows her baby bump at the Daytona 500 Nascar The wife of Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows her baby bump at the Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 10:37am, February 19
Dale Earnhardt's legacy lands in victory lane with Austin Dillon win Nascar Dale Earnhardt's legacy lands in victory lane with Austin Dillon win , Senior Country Correspondent 7:26pm, February 18
Danica Patrick’s NASCAR career ends in a terrifying wreck Nascar Danica Patrick’s NASCAR career ends in a terrifying wreck , Senior Country Correspondent 5:36pm, February 18
NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex gives fans an update on her cancer battle Nascar NASCAR’s Sherry Pollex gives fans an update on her cancer battle , Senior Country Correspondent 4:32pm, February 18
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s tweet about his dad will have you in tears Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s tweet about his dad will have you in tears , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, February 18
Aric Almirola revisits the NASCAR crash that almost ended it all Nascar Aric Almirola revisits the NASCAR crash that almost ended it all , Senior Country Correspondent 2:24pm, February 18
NASCAR racer is involved in one of the scariest crashes of the season Nascar NASCAR racer is involved in one of the scariest crashes of the season , Senior Country Correspondent 1:12pm, February 18
Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. react to NASCAR history Nascar Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. react to NASCAR history , Senior Country Correspondent 1:04pm, February 18
Danica Patrick gets cozy with Aaron Rodgers before last NASCAR race Nascar Danica Patrick gets cozy with Aaron Rodgers before last NASCAR race , Senior Country Correspondent 11:35am, February 18
Country star Aaron Watson talks about faults, faith and forgiveness Features Country star Aaron Watson talks about faults, faith and forgiveness , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51pm, February 17
Willie Nelson releases a haunting new video for "Last Man Standing" Videos Willie Nelson releases a haunting new video for "Last Man Standing" , Senior Country Correspondent 3:11pm, February 16
NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. is happy not to be racing in Daytona 500 Nascar NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. is happy not to be racing in Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 1:33pm, February 16
Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée News Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 16
NASCAR fans freak out over Aaron Rodgers sighting at Daytona Speedway Nascar NASCAR fans freak out over Aaron Rodgers sighting at Daytona Speedway , Senior Country Correspondent 9:47pm, February 15
NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson lands in infield care center following crash Nascar NASCAR's Jimmie Johnson lands in infield care center following crash , Senior Country Correspondent 8:58pm, February 15
Aaron Watson speaks out about today’s country music Features Aaron Watson speaks out about today’s country music , Senior Country Correspondent 3:54pm, February 15
Revisit the day Dale Earnhardt received a life-changing fan gift Nascar Revisit the day Dale Earnhardt received a life-changing fan gift , Senior Country Correspondent 2:49pm, February 15
Gwen Stefani shows off her gorgeous gift from Blake Shelton News Gwen Stefani shows off her gorgeous gift from Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 11:45am, February 15
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick reveals her plans for love at the Daytona 500 Nascar NASCAR’s Danica Patrick reveals her plans for love at the Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 9:30am, February 15
Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery returns to Twitter News Montgomery Gentry’s Eddie Montgomery returns to Twitter , Senior Country Correspondent 4:08pm, February 14
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick sends out a surprising Valentine’s Day message Nascar NASCAR’s Danica Patrick sends out a surprising Valentine’s Day message , Senior Country Correspondent 1:29pm, February 14
NASCAR’s Kyle Busch takes fans on a tour of his deluxe new motor coach Nascar NASCAR’s Kyle Busch takes fans on a tour of his deluxe new motor coach , Senior Country Correspondent 10:28am, February 14
Country star Aaron Watson gushes over his sassy little Valentine Features Country star Aaron Watson gushes over his sassy little Valentine , Senior Country Correspondent 4:42pm, February 13
Obsessed fan arrested after allegedly threatening Miley Cyrus News Obsessed fan arrested after allegedly threatening Miley Cyrus , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 13
Samantha Busch gets weepy over this photo with NASCAR hubby Kyle Busch Nascar Samantha Busch gets weepy over this photo with NASCAR hubby Kyle Busch , Senior Country Correspondent 9:48am, February 13
Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure arrested for alleged assault on wife Nascar Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure arrested for alleged assault on wife , Senior Country Correspondent 2:58pm, February 12