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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A country music legend has passed away at the age of 80 News A country music legend has passed away at the age of 80 , Senior Country Correspondent 12:42pm, March 6
Little Indiana Feek commemorates her mother Joey’s death with the perfect picnic News Little Indiana Feek commemorates her mother Joey’s death with the perfect picnic , Senior Country Correspondent 1:07pm, March 5
Prepare to cringe over what this former NASCAR driver allegedly did to a child Nascar Prepare to cringe over what this former NASCAR driver allegedly did to a child , Senior Country Correspondent 12:23pm, March 5
Miranda Lambert just reunited onstage with her Pistol Annies bandmate Performances Miranda Lambert just reunited onstage with her Pistol Annies bandmate , Senior Country Correspondent 2:45pm, March 2
Watch as Brantley Gilbert introduces his baby son to his country music family News Watch as Brantley Gilbert introduces his baby son to his country music family , Senior Country Correspondent 1:53pm, March 2
Nashville songwriters create a stirring tribute to the victims of the Florida school shooting Music Nashville songwriters create a stirring tribute to the victims of the Florida school shooting , Senior Country Correspondent 4:30pm, February 23
A racer reveals a devastating fact about her destructive crash News A racer reveals a devastating fact about her destructive crash , Senior Country Correspondent 3:22pm, February 23
Months after giving birth, a country star gets sexy in her new video Videos Months after giving birth, a country star gets sexy in her new video , Senior Country Correspondent 3:04pm, February 23
Danica Patrick shows off life after NASCAR in new Instagram pic Nascar Danica Patrick shows off life after NASCAR in new Instagram pic , Senior Country Correspondent 11:10am, February 23
Watching this guy try to valet a NASCAR truck is hysterical Nascar Watching this guy try to valet a NASCAR truck is hysterical , Senior Country Correspondent 4:34pm, February 22
Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines angrily weighs in on gun control News Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines angrily weighs in on gun control , Senior Country Correspondent 1:49pm, February 22
Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotionally react to a huge Olympic win Nascar Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotionally react to a huge Olympic win , Senior Country Correspondent 10:22am, February 22
This crazy story about the Daytona 500 winner will astound you Nascar This crazy story about the Daytona 500 winner will astound you , Senior Country Correspondent 3:33pm, February 21
Kevin Harvick is pissed at fellow NASCAR driver’s drug joke Nascar Kevin Harvick is pissed at fellow NASCAR driver’s drug joke , Senior Country Correspondent 2:45pm, February 21
Daytona 500 winner shows off his “smokin’ hot wife” on talk show Nascar Daytona 500 winner shows off his “smokin’ hot wife” on talk show , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, February 21
Daytona 500 winner tells the story behind his NSFW new tattoo Nascar Daytona 500 winner tells the story behind his NSFW new tattoo , Senior Country Correspondent 2:37pm, February 20
This up-close look at Luke Bryan’s sexy moves is making our day Performances This up-close look at Luke Bryan’s sexy moves is making our day , Senior Country Correspondent 1:48pm, February 20
Video surfaces of a tense altercation between drivers after the Daytona 500 Nascar Video surfaces of a tense altercation between drivers after the Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 10:42am, February 20
Tears fall as Danica Patrick’s mom talks about her daughter Nascar Tears fall as Danica Patrick’s mom talks about her daughter , Senior Country Correspondent 3:52pm, February 19
Watch as Little Big Town’s tribute to Glen Campbell hushes a crowd Performances Watch as Little Big Town’s tribute to Glen Campbell hushes a crowd , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, February 19
Fans come to Rascal Flatts’ defense after Daytona 500 concert Nascar Fans come to Rascal Flatts’ defense after Daytona 500 concert , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51am, February 19
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pregnant wife was absolutely glowing at Daytona 500 Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pregnant wife was absolutely glowing at Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 10:37am, February 19
Seventeen years after Dale Earnhardt’s death, his iconic number is in victory lane Nascar Seventeen years after Dale Earnhardt’s death, his iconic number is in victory lane , 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 cancer warrior gives fans health update about cancer battle Nascar NASCAR’S cancer warrior gives fans health update about 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
A NASCAR driver revisits the crash that almost ended it all Nascar A NASCAR driver revisits the crash that almost ended it all , Senior Country Correspondent 2:24pm, February 18
A NASCAR racer is involved in one of the scariest crashes this season Nascar A NASCAR racer is involved in one of the scariest crashes this season , Senior Country Correspondent 1:12pm, February 18
Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. react to the closest race in NASCAR history Nascar Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. react to the closest race in NASCAR history , Senior Country Correspondent 1:04pm, February 18
Danica Patrick gets cozy with new boyfriend before last NASCAR race Nascar Danica Patrick gets cozy with new boyfriend before last NASCAR race , Senior Country Correspondent 11:35am, February 18