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 as an adorable father/daughter team takes on a little Miranda Lambert News Watch as an adorable father/daughter team takes on a little Miranda Lambert , Senior Country Correspondent 10:21am, April 17
Finally! Easton Corbin is back with a release date for his brand new album News Finally! Easton Corbin is back with a release date for his brand new album , Senior Country Correspondent 12:28pm, April 16
Keith Urban takes on the role of peacemaker in an "American Idol" confrontation you won’t believe News Keith Urban takes on the role of peacemaker in an "American Idol" confrontation you won’t believe , Senior Country Correspondent 12:07pm, April 16
The founding fathers of outlaw country are back with a new album News The founding fathers of outlaw country are back with a new album , Senior Country Correspondent 11:23am, April 16
Something crazy happened to Lady Antebellum’s tour bus on the way to ACM Awards News Something crazy happened to Lady Antebellum’s tour bus on the way to ACM Awards , Senior Country Correspondent 11:10am, April 16
Watch as rising country star Chris Stapleton gets some well deserved accolades News Watch as rising country star Chris Stapleton gets some well deserved accolades , Senior Country Correspondent 1:55pm, April 15
Trisha Yearwood talks Miranda Lambert, bro-country and the absence of female country stars News Trisha Yearwood talks Miranda Lambert, bro-country and the absence of female country stars , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, April 15
Scotty McCreery makes a very special visit to a Nashville area hospital News Scotty McCreery makes a very special visit to a Nashville area hospital , Senior Country Correspondent 1:09pm, April 15
Is pop star and “The Voice” judge Christina Aguilera going country? News Is pop star and “The Voice” judge Christina Aguilera going country? , Senior Country Correspondent 12:31pm, April 15
Chris Young heads to Nashville's Bluebird Café for a crazy amazing performance News Chris Young heads to Nashville's Bluebird Café for a crazy amazing performance , Senior Country Correspondent 11:58am, April 14
Reba takes fans behind the scenes of her musical collaboration with Jennifer Nettles News Reba takes fans behind the scenes of her musical collaboration with Jennifer Nettles , Senior Country Correspondent 11:31am, April 14
Hank Williams, Jr. sings loud and proud at recent NRA gathering News Hank Williams, Jr. sings loud and proud at recent NRA gathering , Senior Country Correspondent 10:49am, April 14
Former Steel Magnolia member and "The Voice" finalist takes on Little Big Town — and it’s a stunner News Former Steel Magnolia member and "The Voice" finalist takes on Little Big Town — and it’s a stunner , Senior Country Correspondent 10:41am, April 14
Country newbies A Thousand Horses get set to celebrate crazy chart success News Country newbies A Thousand Horses get set to celebrate crazy chart success , Senior Country Correspondent 2:01pm, April 13
Get your tissues, grab your bestie and listen to some new Miranda Lambert News Get your tissues, grab your bestie and listen to some new Miranda Lambert , Senior Country Correspondent 1:47pm, April 13
Luke Bryan just delivered a heartfelt ode to his fans — and it’s amazing News Luke Bryan just delivered a heartfelt ode to his fans — and it’s amazing , Senior Country Correspondent 1:02pm, April 13
Check out what a young Garth Brooks had to say about the country music industry in this vintage clip News Check out what a young Garth Brooks had to say about the country music industry in this vintage clip , Senior Country Correspondent 12:49pm, April 13
You need to check out these country stars’ take on the “Friends” theme News You need to check out these country stars’ take on the “Friends” theme , Senior Country Correspondent 7:35am, April 13
Watch these Backstreet Boys from Kentucky get their bluegrass on! News Watch these Backstreet Boys from Kentucky get their bluegrass on! , Senior Country Correspondent 3:21pm, April 12
Garth Brooks quietly changes the lives of young patients at an Indianapolis hospital News Garth Brooks quietly changes the lives of young patients at an Indianapolis hospital , Senior Country Correspondent 3:16pm, April 12
Check out what Vince Gill has to say about today’s country music in a brand new interview News Check out what Vince Gill has to say about today’s country music in a brand new interview , Senior Country Correspondent 3:09pm, April 12
Watch and be amazed as country music record breaker Chris Janson takes on a Waylon Jennings classic News Watch and be amazed as country music record breaker Chris Janson takes on a Waylon Jennings classic , Senior Country Correspondent 2:35pm, April 11
You won’t believe the yummy surprise Little Big Town had for one of their own News You won’t believe the yummy surprise Little Big Town had for one of their own , Senior Country Correspondent 1:23pm, April 11
New daddy Justin Timberlake duets with Reba in the most beautiful of love songs News New daddy Justin Timberlake duets with Reba in the most beautiful of love songs , Senior Country Correspondent 1:14pm, April 11
Watch as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard get back on stage together again News Watch as Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard get back on stage together again , Senior Country Correspondent 1:06pm, April 11
There was another Scotty McCreery inspired proposal and it will no doubt melt your heart News There was another Scotty McCreery inspired proposal and it will no doubt melt your heart , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, April 10
Watch as Tanya Tucker makes a triumphant return to the stage News Watch as Tanya Tucker makes a triumphant return to the stage , Senior Country Correspondent 2:18pm, April 10
Country superstar Dierks Bentley is getting ready to hop on a Harley for charity News Country superstar Dierks Bentley is getting ready to hop on a Harley for charity , Senior Country Correspondent 2:08pm, April 10
Take a behind the scenes look at Toby Keith and a very special patriotic rehearsal News Take a behind the scenes look at Toby Keith and a very special patriotic rehearsal , Senior Country Correspondent 1:56pm, April 10
Did y’all see Florida Georgia Line take the American Idol stage? News Did y’all see Florida Georgia Line take the American Idol stage? , Senior Country Correspondent 12:44pm, April 9