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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The country music baby boom continues with this exciting announcement News The country music baby boom continues with this exciting announcement , Senior Country Correspondent 3:13pm, February 6
NASCAR’s cancer warrior reaches a crucial point in her health journey Nascar NASCAR’s cancer warrior reaches a crucial point in her health journey , 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
Rory Feek makes a crucial decision about his future with little Indiana News Rory Feek makes a crucial decision about his future with little Indiana , Senior Country Correspondent 1:24pm, February 5
Looks like Justin Timberlake ended up performing with Chris Stapleton after all Performances Looks like Justin Timberlake ended up performing with Chris Stapleton after all , Senior Country Correspondent 10:17am, February 5
Scotty McCreery fills us in on the plans for his big day Features Scotty McCreery fills us in on the plans for his big day , Senior Country Correspondent 1:59pm, February 2
Jason Aldean gets candid about that tragic night in Vegas in new interview News Jason Aldean gets candid about that tragic night in Vegas in new interview , Senior Country Correspondent 11:29am, February 2
A member of Dan + Shay reveals the surprising role his wife is now playing in their music Features A member of Dan + Shay reveals the surprising role his wife is now playing in their music , Senior Country Correspondent 6:07pm, February 1
Music City’s mayor comes clean about her extramarital affair News Music City’s mayor comes clean about her extramarital affair , Senior Country Correspondent 1:51pm, February 1
A country music legend asks for prayers for her ailing husband News A country music legend asks for prayers for her ailing husband , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, February 1
Kane Brown and fiancée share pics of romantic getaway Features Kane Brown and fiancée share pics of romantic getaway , Senior Country Correspondent 4:10pm, January 31
Miley Cyrus shows off some major assets in Instagram photo shoot News Miley Cyrus shows off some major assets in Instagram photo shoot , Senior Country Correspondent 10:50am, January 31
A NASCAR wife strips down for sexy new photo shoot Nascar A NASCAR wife strips down for sexy new photo shoot , Senior Country Correspondent 4:33pm, January 30
This slo-mo video of a country music wife in a bikini is getting some major attention News This slo-mo video of a country music wife in a bikini is getting some major attention , Senior Country Correspondent 3:17pm, January 30
A country music viral sensation performs his most well-known cover in new performance Performances A country music viral sensation performs his most well-known cover in new performance , Senior Country Correspondent 10:58am, January 30
Controversy erupts over this country singer’s rendition of national anthem Performances Controversy erupts over this country singer’s rendition of national anthem , Senior Country Correspondent 3:42pm, January 29
Carrie Underwood fills fans in on a recent run-in with the law News Carrie Underwood fills fans in on a recent run-in with the law , Senior Country Correspondent 1:51pm, January 29
The men of Lady Antebellum made Hillary Scott bawl over this Grammy stunt News The men of Lady Antebellum made Hillary Scott bawl over this Grammy stunt , Senior Country Correspondent 10:01am, January 29
Miley Cyrus and Elton John dazzle in breathtaking Grammy performance Performances Miley Cyrus and Elton John dazzle in breathtaking Grammy performance , Senior Country Correspondent 11:00pm, January 28
Leave it to country music to provide the most powerful Grammy performance of the night Performances Leave it to country music to provide the most powerful Grammy performance of the night , Senior Country Correspondent 10:11pm, January 28
A NASCAR driver weighs in on how his baby daughter has changed his life Nascar A NASCAR driver weighs in on how his baby daughter has changed his life , Senior Country Correspondent 12:42pm, January 26
This recently discovered interview with the late Lari White is haunting News This recently discovered interview with the late Lari White is haunting , Senior Country Correspondent 10:23am, January 26
Check out the question that just floored Danica Patrick Nascar Check out the question that just floored Danica Patrick , Senior Country Correspondent 4:21pm, January 25
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife shares a video of her growing baby belly Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s wife shares a video of her growing baby belly , Senior Country Correspondent 10:53am, January 25
A country star sends a touching message to his son in heaven News A country star sends a touching message to his son in heaven , Senior Country Correspondent 10:00am, January 25
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is confronted with questions about ex-love Danica Patrick Nascar Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is confronted with questions about ex-love Danica Patrick , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25pm, January 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the emotional reason he hopes his baby is born a few days early Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the emotional reason he hopes his baby is born a few days early , Senior Country Correspondent 10:01am, January 24
A NASCAR legend’s final written words are finally shared following his death Nascar A NASCAR legend’s final written words are finally shared following his death , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, January 23
Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotionally reflects on not racing in this year’s Daytona 500 Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. emotionally reflects on not racing in this year’s Daytona 500 , Senior Country Correspondent 11:46am, January 23
There’s a new development in the cancer journey of a ’90s country favorite News There’s a new development in the cancer journey of a ’90s country favorite , Senior Country Correspondent 10:05am, January 23