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 true blue country cowboy talks about faults, faith and forgiveness Features A true blue country cowboy talks about faults, faith and forgiveness , Senior Country Correspondent 11:51pm, February 17
Willie Nelson releases haunting new video that will hit home for many Videos Willie Nelson releases haunting new video that will hit home for many , Senior Country Correspondent 3:11pm, February 16
Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on the real reasons he’s happy not to be racing at Daytona Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on the real reasons he’s happy not to be racing at Daytona , Senior Country Correspondent 1:33pm, February 16
Kane Brown reveals the move he made that helped his relationship News Kane Brown reveals the move he made that helped his relationship , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 16
NASCAR fans freak out over Danica Patrick’s boyfriend sighting at Daytona Nascar NASCAR fans freak out over Danica Patrick’s boyfriend sighting at Daytona , Senior Country Correspondent 9:47pm, February 15
Check out the scary crash that landed NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson in the infield care center Nascar Check out the scary crash that landed NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson in the infield care center , Senior Country Correspondent 8:58pm, February 15
Country music’s ultimate lone star speaks out on today’s major label artists Features Country music’s ultimate lone star speaks out on today’s major label artists , Senior Country Correspondent 3:54pm, February 15
Revisit the day the legendary Dale Earnhardt received a life-changing gift Nascar Revisit the day the legendary Dale Earnhardt received a life-changing gift , Senior Country Correspondent 2:49pm, February 15
Gwen Stefani shows off her romantic gift from Blake Shelton News Gwen Stefani shows off her romantic gift from Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 11:45am, February 15
Danica Patrick just revealed whether her new love will be joining her in Daytona Nascar Danica Patrick just revealed whether her new love will be joining her in Daytona , Senior Country Correspondent 9:30am, February 15
Eddie Montgomery breaks his Twitter silence for the first time since Troy’s death News Eddie Montgomery breaks his Twitter silence for the first time since Troy’s death , Senior Country Correspondent 4:08pm, February 14
Danica Patrick’s Valentine’s Day message just might surprise you Nascar Danica Patrick’s Valentine’s Day message just might surprise you , Senior Country Correspondent 1:29pm, February 14
A NASCAR champion takes fans on a tour of his insane motor coach Nascar A NASCAR champion takes fans on a tour of his insane motor coach , Senior Country Correspondent 10:28am, February 14
A country hit-maker gushes over his sassy little Valentine Features A country hit-maker gushes over his sassy little Valentine , Senior Country Correspondent 4:42pm, February 13
Reports says an obsessed fan is after Miley Cyrus News Reports says an obsessed fan is after Miley Cyrus , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 13
Find out why this pic got a NASCAR wife weepy Nascar Find out why this pic got a NASCAR wife weepy , Senior Country Correspondent 9:48am, February 13
Former NASCAR driver is arrested for alleged domestic assault against his wife Nascar Former NASCAR driver is arrested for alleged domestic assault against his wife , Senior Country Correspondent 2:58pm, February 12
A country artist calls out Kelly Clarkson for making fun of her News A country artist calls out Kelly Clarkson for making fun of her , Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, February 12
A hardcore racer updates fans on her injuries after terrifying crash News A hardcore racer updates fans on her injuries after terrifying crash , Senior Country Correspondent 11:00am, February 12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. sends a heartfelt message to his ultimate Valentine Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. sends a heartfelt message to his ultimate Valentine , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51am, February 11
A country duo member fills fans in on upcoming wedding News A country duo member fills fans in on upcoming wedding , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, February 9
Amy Earnhardt shares the most revealing pic yet of her prego belly Nascar Amy Earnhardt shares the most revealing pic yet of her prego belly , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, February 9
Listen as Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton Performances Listen as Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton , Senior Country Correspondent 11:06am, February 9
Days after ending chemo, NASCAR’s cancer warrior tells us what’s next Features Days after ending chemo, NASCAR’s cancer warrior tells us what’s next , Senior Country Correspondent 3:53pm, February 8
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off wifey’s growing baby bump in new pic Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off wifey’s growing baby bump in new pic , Senior Country Correspondent 2:43pm, February 8
John Cena gets emotional about rocky relationship in new interview News John Cena gets emotional about rocky relationship in new interview , Senior Country Correspondent 10:06am, February 8
Amy Earnhardt airs a cute grievance toward hubby Dale Jr. Nascar Amy Earnhardt airs a cute grievance toward hubby Dale Jr. , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, February 7
Watch as Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream Features Watch as Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, February 7
Scotty McCreery shares precious video for new song Features Scotty McCreery shares precious video for new song , Senior Country Correspondent 1:42pm, February 7
The world is praying for this brave young mother News The world is praying for this brave young mother , Senior Country Correspondent 10:07am, February 7