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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Watch Hunter Hayes get up close and personal with a very lucky fan News Watch Hunter Hayes get up close and personal with a very lucky fan , Senior Country Correspondent 12:54pm, June 5
Try not to cry as this war veteran gives Brantley Gilbert the gift of a lifetime News Try not to cry as this war veteran gives Brantley Gilbert the gift of a lifetime , Senior Country Correspondent 2:38pm, June 4
You won’t believe who showed up to duet with Brad Paisley at his recent concert News You won’t believe who showed up to duet with Brad Paisley at his recent concert , Senior Country Correspondent 2:34pm, June 4
Country superstar Kristian Bush is back and he's ready to soar to the top of the charts News Country superstar Kristian Bush is back and he's ready to soar to the top of the charts , Senior Country Correspondent 11:44am, June 4
Country’s ultimate bad boy continues to rule the charts News Country’s ultimate bad boy continues to rule the charts , Senior Country Correspondent 10:33am, June 4
You won’t believe what happened the night the lights went out at a recent Rascal Flatts concert News You won’t believe what happened the night the lights went out at a recent Rascal Flatts concert , Senior Country Correspondent 3:06pm, June 3
Kellie Pickler spreads the love for her new single with a very sweet treat News Kellie Pickler spreads the love for her new single with a very sweet treat , Senior Country Correspondent 1:48pm, June 3
Check out "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani hanging out with some country cuties News Check out "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani hanging out with some country cuties , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, June 3
This serenade to a military couple from country’s very own Chris Young will melt your heart News This serenade to a military couple from country’s very own Chris Young will melt your heart , Senior Country Correspondent 1:55pm, June 2
This Lady Antebellum superfan just received the surprise of a lifetime News This Lady Antebellum superfan just received the surprise of a lifetime , Senior Country Correspondent 1:51pm, June 2
Gloriana's new song is all about female empowerment — check out the awesome video News Gloriana's new song is all about female empowerment — check out the awesome video , Senior Country Correspondent 11:23am, June 2
Kelly Clarkson gets her karaoke on with a very lucky 10-year-old girl News Kelly Clarkson gets her karaoke on with a very lucky 10-year-old girl , Senior Country Correspondent 10:44am, June 2
Reba’s daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson powers through her brand new video News Reba’s daughter-in-law Kelly Clarkson powers through her brand new video , Senior Country Correspondent 1:16pm, June 1
Country music legend Garth Brooks has some really bad news for Tampa News Country music legend Garth Brooks has some really bad news for Tampa , Senior Country Correspondent 12:48pm, June 1
This classic clip of “Islands in the Stream” gets better as the years go by News This classic clip of “Islands in the Stream” gets better as the years go by , Senior Country Correspondent 11:48am, June 1
Sugarland’s Kristian Bush travels to pay homage to the military News Sugarland’s Kristian Bush travels to pay homage to the military , Senior Country Correspondent 3:41pm, May 31
This rendition of “Stand By Your Man” by Kellie Pickler is sure to become a classic News This rendition of “Stand By Your Man” by Kellie Pickler is sure to become a classic , Senior Country Correspondent 3:36pm, May 31
Luke Bryan continues to kick up the charts with his new single News Luke Bryan continues to kick up the charts with his new single , Senior Country Correspondent 3:31pm, May 31
You must listen to Eric Church and Chris Stapleton take on a classic rock tune News You must listen to Eric Church and Chris Stapleton take on a classic rock tune , Senior Country Correspondent 10:38am, May 31
Kenny Chesney fans show off their allegiance to the country "king of the road" News Kenny Chesney fans show off their allegiance to the country "king of the road" , Senior Country Correspondent 10:36am, May 31
Check out the reason that Jake Owen made his way from a Waffle House to the White House News Check out the reason that Jake Owen made his way from a Waffle House to the White House , Senior Country Correspondent 10:49am, May 30
Brantley Gilbert brings his guitar and his heart to Nashville-area VA Hospital News Brantley Gilbert brings his guitar and his heart to Nashville-area VA Hospital , Senior Country Correspondent 10:43am, May 30
Even the crickets are in love with country superstar Luke Bryan News Even the crickets are in love with country superstar Luke Bryan , Senior Country Correspondent 1:43pm, May 29
Montgomery Gentry just made us love the small towns in America even more News Montgomery Gentry just made us love the small towns in America even more , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, May 29
This just might be the coolest country concert entrance ever, courtesy of Lee Greenwood News This just might be the coolest country concert entrance ever, courtesy of Lee Greenwood , Senior Country Correspondent 2:39pm, May 28
Check out the five boys who just made Carrie Underwood swoon News Check out the five boys who just made Carrie Underwood swoon , Senior Country Correspondent 2:15pm, May 28
Chris Young gets his sexy on in the video for his infectious new hit News Chris Young gets his sexy on in the video for his infectious new hit , Senior Country Correspondent 12:52pm, May 28
You might be surprised to learn where Lennon and Maisy write some of their best songs News You might be surprised to learn where Lennon and Maisy write some of their best songs , Senior Country Correspondent 10:44am, May 28
Forget bikinis and beer cans — Jason Aldean just put out a video for the true working man News Forget bikinis and beer cans — Jason Aldean just put out a video for the true working man , Senior Country Correspondent 4:26pm, May 27
This just might be one of the most gorgeous country music videos ever filmed News This just might be one of the most gorgeous country music videos ever filmed , Senior Country Correspondent 3:44pm, May 27