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 as Scotty McCreery gets seductive on an old Charlie Wilson hit News Watch as Scotty McCreery gets seductive on an old Charlie Wilson hit , Senior Country Correspondent 11:21am, February 23
Trace Adkins and Loretta Lynn get their flirt on performing together in this classic clip News Trace Adkins and Loretta Lynn get their flirt on performing together in this classic clip , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, February 20
Prepare to be amazed by this a capella performance of Lady Antelbellum’s hit “I Run To You” News Prepare to be amazed by this a capella performance of Lady Antelbellum’s hit “I Run To You” , Senior Country Correspondent 3:00pm, February 20
Remember the time Miranda Lambert and Danica Patrick got together for this scorching hot video? News Remember the time Miranda Lambert and Danica Patrick got together for this scorching hot video? , Senior Country Correspondent 2:53pm, February 20
Congratulations to new daddy Eric Church, who welcomed a baby boy over the weekend News Congratulations to new daddy Eric Church, who welcomed a baby boy over the weekend , Senior Country Correspondent 2:40pm, February 20
Country music newcomer Canaan Smith finally delivers the song sure to put him on the country map News Country music newcomer Canaan Smith finally delivers the song sure to put him on the country map , Senior Country Correspondent 4:39pm, February 19
Little girl outshines Carrie Underwood with breathtaking performance of "Good Girl" News Little girl outshines Carrie Underwood with breathtaking performance of "Good Girl" , Senior Country Correspondent 4:24pm, February 19
The men of Rascal Flatts continue to put the needs of others before their own News The men of Rascal Flatts continue to put the needs of others before their own , Senior Country Correspondent 4:16pm, February 19
Watch Taylor Swift prove that she is BFFs with model Karlie Kloss News Watch Taylor Swift prove that she is BFFs with model Karlie Kloss , Senior Country Correspondent 4:08pm, February 19
Brad Paisley reaches out to his fans to help to raise $1 million for our country’s bravest…so are you “All In”? News Brad Paisley reaches out to his fans to help to raise $1 million for our country’s bravest…so are you “All In”? , Senior Country Correspondent 3:42pm, February 19
Garth Brooks gives credit where credit is due by inviting singer/songwriter Lee Brice to sing one of his biggest hits News Garth Brooks gives credit where credit is due by inviting singer/songwriter Lee Brice to sing one of his biggest hits , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, February 19
Rascal Flatts hit up “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with an impressive acoustic version of their latest single “Riot” News Rascal Flatts hit up “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” with an impressive acoustic version of their latest single “Riot” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:59pm, February 19
The beautiful moment a 53-year-old Garth Brooks fan with cerebral palsy receives the gift of a lifetime News The beautiful moment a 53-year-old Garth Brooks fan with cerebral palsy receives the gift of a lifetime , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, February 19
Country music superstar Kenny Chesney heads to spring training to get ready for “Summertime” News Country music superstar Kenny Chesney heads to spring training to get ready for “Summertime” , Senior Country Correspondent 12:56pm, February 19
Toby Keith gives brings a wounded soldier on stage for a sing-a-long neither one of them will ever forget News Toby Keith gives brings a wounded soldier on stage for a sing-a-long neither one of them will ever forget , Senior Country Correspondent 12:46pm, February 19
Watch as a baby-faced Kacey Musgraves ambushes an Austin eatery with Josh Abbott News Watch as a baby-faced Kacey Musgraves ambushes an Austin eatery with Josh Abbott , Senior Country Correspondent 12:17pm, February 19
The final three nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year have been announced News The final three nominees for ACM New Artist of the Year have been announced , Senior Country Correspondent 12:12pm, February 19
Watch as everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Paul McCartney looks back on the career of Glen Campbell News Watch as everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Paul McCartney looks back on the career of Glen Campbell , Senior Country Correspondent 3:20pm, February 18
Avid military supporter Craig Morgan teams up with Joe Nichols to take us back with a Hank Williams Jr. classic News Avid military supporter Craig Morgan teams up with Joe Nichols to take us back with a Hank Williams Jr. classic , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13pm, February 18
Think you know what Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard does three hours before a show? Think again News Think you know what Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard does three hours before a show? Think again , Senior Country Correspondent 3:05pm, February 18
Flashback to the moment Garth Brooks put our grief over Dale Earnhardt's death into a song News Flashback to the moment Garth Brooks put our grief over Dale Earnhardt's death into a song , Senior Country Correspondent 3:00pm, February 18
Trisha Yearwood continues to make 50 look good and announced plans to expand her rapidly growing empire News Trisha Yearwood continues to make 50 look good and announced plans to expand her rapidly growing empire , Senior Country Correspondent 3:10pm, February 17
Ashley and Shannon Campbell create yet another memorable ode to their dear father Glen Campbell on the heartbreakingly sweet original song “Remembering”. News Ashley and Shannon Campbell create yet another memorable ode to their dear father Glen Campbell on the heartbreakingly sweet original song “Remembering”. , Senior Country Correspondent 2:56pm, February 17
Check out the cutie pie with the big voice and the even bigger attitude that Reba says is "the cutest thing ever!” News Check out the cutie pie with the big voice and the even bigger attitude that Reba says is "the cutest thing ever!” , Senior Country Correspondent 2:43pm, February 17
Watch as one special “Baby Girl” gets to share the stage with country music duo Sugarland News Watch as one special “Baby Girl” gets to share the stage with country music duo Sugarland , Senior Country Correspondent 2:35pm, February 17
Meet the lucky girl with a big voice who will spend the summer with Brad Paisley News Meet the lucky girl with a big voice who will spend the summer with Brad Paisley , Senior Country Correspondent 1:35pm, February 16
American Idol Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina blows our minds with a countryfied rendition of the 2014 megahit “Bang, Bang” News American Idol Season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina blows our minds with a countryfied rendition of the 2014 megahit “Bang, Bang” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:16pm, February 16
The Band Perry proves why they deserved the Grammy with their rendition of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind” News The Band Perry proves why they deserved the Grammy with their rendition of Glen Campbell’s “Gentle On My Mind” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:09pm, February 16
Watch as the guys of Florida Georgia Line get lucky with their ladies at a very special Valentine’s Day tour stop News Watch as the guys of Florida Georgia Line get lucky with their ladies at a very special Valentine’s Day tour stop , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, February 16
Country music’s very own Scotty McCreery has a special good luck charm that you have to see to believe News Country music’s very own Scotty McCreery has a special good luck charm that you have to see to believe , Senior Country Correspondent 5:10pm, February 14