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 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
Kelsea Ballerini calls out Kelly Clarkson in a new Twitter post News Kelsea Ballerini calls out Kelly Clarkson in a new Twitter post , Senior Country Correspondent 2:26pm, February 12
NHRA champion Brittany Force updates fans on her injuries News NHRA champion Brittany Force updates fans on her injuries , Senior Country Correspondent 11:00am, February 12
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy lead our list of NASCAR's hot couples Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy lead our list of NASCAR's hot couples , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51am, February 11
Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans News Liz Mace of country duo Megan & Liz fills fans in on her wedding plans , Senior Country Correspondent 5:21pm, February 9
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy shares a very revealing pregnancy pic Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife Amy shares a very revealing pregnancy pic , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, February 9
Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton at his pop-up show Performances Gwen Stefani sings along with love Blake Shelton at his pop-up show , Senior Country Correspondent 11:06am, February 9
NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next Features NASCAR's cancer warrior, Sherry Pollex, tells Rare Country what’s next , Senior Country Correspondent 3:53pm, February 8
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off wife Amy's growing baby bump Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. shows off wife Amy's growing baby bump , Senior Country Correspondent 2:43pm, February 8
John Cena gets emotional about troubled relationship with Nikki Bella News John Cena gets emotional about troubled relationship with Nikki Bella , Senior Country Correspondent 10:06am, February 8
Amy Earnhardt jokes about Dale Jr.'s good intentions gone wrong Nascar Amy Earnhardt jokes about Dale Jr.'s good intentions gone wrong , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, February 7
Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream Features Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, February 7
Scotty McCreery shares precious video for his new song, "In Between" Features Scotty McCreery shares precious video for his new song, "In Between" , Senior Country Correspondent 1:42pm, February 7
This young mother needs your immediate prayers News This young mother needs your immediate prayers , Senior Country Correspondent 10:07am, February 7
Newcomer Brandon Lay announces major baby news News Newcomer Brandon Lay announces major baby news , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13pm, February 6
The girlfriend of NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. completes chemo treatment Nascar The girlfriend of NASCAR’s Martin Truex Jr. completes chemo treatment , Senior Country Correspondent 1:58pm, February 6
Willie Nelson cancels a month of shows due to illness News Willie Nelson cancels a month of shows due to illness , Senior Country Correspondent 9:49am, February 6
Joey+Rory's Rory Feek makes a decision about his future with Indiana News Joey+Rory's Rory Feek makes a decision about his future with Indiana , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 5
Justin Timberlake collaborates with Chris Stapleton after Super Bowl Performances Justin Timberlake collaborates with Chris Stapleton after Super Bowl , Senior Country Correspondent 10:17am, February 5