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 young man Scotty McCreery once sang with grapples with health issues News The young man Scotty McCreery once sang with grapples with health issues , Senior Country Correspondent 5:49pm, January 22
Kane Brown sounds downright smooth in new cover performance Features Kane Brown sounds downright smooth in new cover performance , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, January 22
We now know what got Chris Young so freaked out at a recent show Features We now know what got Chris Young so freaked out at a recent show , Senior Country Correspondent 2:05pm, January 22
Danica Patrick finally reveals how she and Aaron Rodgers hooked up Nascar Danica Patrick finally reveals how she and Aaron Rodgers hooked up , Senior Country Correspondent 9:47am, January 22
Watch as two men cut a huge piece of ice for the most amazing of reasons News Watch as two men cut a huge piece of ice for the most amazing of reasons , Senior Country Correspondent 5:46am, January 21
A country music viral sensation is back with a brand-new music video Videos A country music viral sensation is back with a brand-new music video , Senior Country Correspondent 4:14pm, January 19
Miranda Lambert just threw some shade, and her fans went wild Performances Miranda Lambert just threw some shade, and her fans went wild , Senior Country Correspondent 10:29am, January 19
A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great News A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great , Senior Country Correspondent 3:49pm, January 18
Millions just made this sweet sibling serenade go viral Performances Millions just made this sweet sibling serenade go viral , Senior Country Correspondent 10:04am, January 18
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives fans an update on his “incident” with a tree Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives fans an update on his “incident” with a tree , Senior Country Correspondent 9:29am, January 18
Danica Patrick lets loose on her feelings about romantic relationships Nascar Danica Patrick lets loose on her feelings about romantic relationships , Senior Country Correspondent 7:59pm, January 17
NASCAR’s Tony Stewart is mourning the loss of a special woman Nascar NASCAR’s Tony Stewart is mourning the loss of a special woman , Senior Country Correspondent 4:42pm, January 17
Snow sends Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashing straight into a tree Nascar Snow sends Dale Earnhardt Jr. crashing straight into a tree , Senior Country Correspondent 1:32pm, January 17
A legend of country radio and the country music community has passed away News A legend of country radio and the country music community has passed away , Senior Country Correspondent 12:22pm, January 17
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s excitement over the new baby is too cute Nascar Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s excitement over the new baby is too cute , Senior Country Correspondent 4:23pm, January 16
Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines throws some major shade at President Trump News Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines throws some major shade at President Trump , Senior Country Correspondent 2:25pm, January 16
Savannah Chrisley strikes back against the haters in new Instagram post News Savannah Chrisley strikes back against the haters in new Instagram post , Senior Country Correspondent 1:21pm, January 16
The Judds’ Naomi Judd testifies about God’s place in her life News The Judds’ Naomi Judd testifies about God’s place in her life , Senior Country Correspondent 1:45am, January 14
Scotty McCreery lets his feelings known about love with heartfelt new song and video News Scotty McCreery lets his feelings known about love with heartfelt new song and video , Senior Country Correspondent 5:06pm, January 12
“American Idol” makes a major change for the upcoming season News “American Idol” makes a major change for the upcoming season , Senior Country Correspondent 4:49pm, January 11
A country superstar frets over the fate of the land he loves News A country superstar frets over the fate of the land he loves , Senior Country Correspondent 2:29pm, January 11
Dolly Parton is forced to make a major change after some public criticism News Dolly Parton is forced to make a major change after some public criticism , Senior Country Correspondent 12:15pm, January 11
A talented country music maker takes on a Marty Stuart classic Performances A talented country music maker takes on a Marty Stuart classic , Senior Country Correspondent 4:26pm, January 10
A country legend gets honest about alcoholism with gritty new video News A country legend gets honest about alcoholism with gritty new video , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, January 10
Another pic has surfaced of Scotty McCreery’s gorgeous engagement shoot News Another pic has surfaced of Scotty McCreery’s gorgeous engagement shoot , Senior Country Correspondent 1:36pm, January 10
A “Duck Dynasty” star speaks her truth regarding her current look News A “Duck Dynasty” star speaks her truth regarding her current look , Senior Country Correspondent 4:16pm, January 9
One of country music’s favorite couples is celebrating their special day News One of country music’s favorite couples is celebrating their special day , Senior Country Correspondent 1:22pm, January 9
Scotty McCreery salutes the legends of country music with this amazing performance Performances Scotty McCreery salutes the legends of country music with this amazing performance , Senior Country Correspondent 12:32pm, January 9
Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it News Trace Adkins is pissed and he’s letting his fans know all about it , Senior Country Correspondent 3:25pm, January 8
A NASCAR wife pays an anniversary tribute to her hubby with a breathtaking video Nascar A NASCAR wife pays an anniversary tribute to her hubby with a breathtaking video , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51pm, January 8