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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Kacey Musgraves gets her point across with her brand new single News Kacey Musgraves gets her point across with her brand new single , Senior Country Correspondent 12:51pm, March 17
Did Brad Paisley really fall asleep on the floor of Air Force One? News Did Brad Paisley really fall asleep on the floor of Air Force One? , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, March 17
Who did "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton have shaking in their boots? News Who did "The Voice" judge Blake Shelton have shaking in their boots? , Senior Country Correspondent 11:28am, March 17
Reba McEntire reflects on the day her world came crashing down News Reba McEntire reflects on the day her world came crashing down , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, March 16
Rascal Flatts helps a Medal of Honor recipient with a very important question News Rascal Flatts helps a Medal of Honor recipient with a very important question , Senior Country Correspondent 2:14pm, March 16
Meet the irresistible guys that Kenny Chesney is taking out on tour with him News Meet the irresistible guys that Kenny Chesney is taking out on tour with him , Senior Country Correspondent 1:44pm, March 16
Luke Bryan got pissed when people got into a fight and it was glorious News Luke Bryan got pissed when people got into a fight and it was glorious , Senior Country Correspondent 1:33pm, March 16
Watch Carrie Underwood sing “Jesus Take the Wheel” on the 2006 ACM Award stage News Watch Carrie Underwood sing “Jesus Take the Wheel” on the 2006 ACM Award stage , Senior Country Correspondent 9:27am, March 16
A country music newcomer takes on this Doobie Brothers classic…and takes it all the way News A country music newcomer takes on this Doobie Brothers classic…and takes it all the way , Senior Country Correspondent 3:15pm, March 15
The adorable dog in Chase Rice’s new video deserves an award News The adorable dog in Chase Rice’s new video deserves an award , Senior Country Correspondent 2:44pm, March 15
Kid Rock crashes Darius Rucker’s party…and it’s awesome News Kid Rock crashes Darius Rucker’s party…and it’s awesome , Senior Country Correspondent 2:28pm, March 15
Rascal Flatts joins a young Carrie Underwood on an inspirational classic News Rascal Flatts joins a young Carrie Underwood on an inspirational classic , Senior Country Correspondent 6:08pm, March 14
Country music legend Tanya Tucker prepares herself for a country comeback News Country music legend Tanya Tucker prepares herself for a country comeback , Senior Country Correspondent 5:53pm, March 14
Eric Church has a sexy single that you just have to hear News Eric Church has a sexy single that you just have to hear , Senior Country Correspondent 1:10pm, March 14
She skipped her senior prom, but Kenny Chesney made it worth it! News She skipped her senior prom, but Kenny Chesney made it worth it! , Senior Country Correspondent 11:10am, March 14
Blake Shelton shows some love to wife Miranda Lambert, and it’s adorable News Blake Shelton shows some love to wife Miranda Lambert, and it’s adorable , Senior Country Correspondent 2:51pm, March 13
Watch this rare footage of Elvis, filmed just six weeks before his untimely death News Watch this rare footage of Elvis, filmed just six weeks before his untimely death , Senior Country Correspondent 2:27pm, March 13
Reba shows ‘em who’s boss in her brand new video for “Going Out Like That” News Reba shows ‘em who’s boss in her brand new video for “Going Out Like That” , Senior Country Correspondent 1:17pm, March 13
Former footballer-turned-country-star tackles domestic violence in new video News Former footballer-turned-country-star tackles domestic violence in new video , Senior Country Correspondent 1:08pm, March 13
Watch a two-year-old leukemia patient find the strength to smile again, courtesy of Luke Bryan song News Watch a two-year-old leukemia patient find the strength to smile again, courtesy of Luke Bryan song , Senior Country Correspondent 3:15pm, March 12
Check out Keith Urban chuggin’ some Peeps milk and talkin’ some Johnny Cash News Check out Keith Urban chuggin’ some Peeps milk and talkin’ some Johnny Cash , Senior Country Correspondent 3:08pm, March 12
Watch Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift come to the aid of country queen Shania Twain News Watch Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift come to the aid of country queen Shania Twain , Senior Country Correspondent 1:49pm, March 12
Reba McEntire almost catches an ACM new artist of the year nominee with his pants down News Reba McEntire almost catches an ACM new artist of the year nominee with his pants down , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25pm, March 12
Montgomery Gentry salutes our military with this patriotic country anthem News Montgomery Gentry salutes our military with this patriotic country anthem , Senior Country Correspondent 3:51pm, March 11
Tim McGraw has an encounter with a nurse that you won’t believe News Tim McGraw has an encounter with a nurse that you won’t believe , Senior Country Correspondent 12:54pm, March 11
Watch rare behind-the-scene footage of Luke Bryan’s first Grand Ole Opry appearance News Watch rare behind-the-scene footage of Luke Bryan’s first Grand Ole Opry appearance , Senior Country Correspondent 12:48pm, March 11
It doesn't get much hotter than Miranda Lambert in her brand new video for “Little Red Wagon” News It doesn't get much hotter than Miranda Lambert in her brand new video for “Little Red Wagon” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:59am, March 11
Miranda Lambert's bff RaeLynn is about to have a very good year News Miranda Lambert's bff RaeLynn is about to have a very good year , Senior Country Correspondent 12:35pm, March 10
Move over Luke Bryan, Lady A’s Charles Kelley can shake it too News Move over Luke Bryan, Lady A’s Charles Kelley can shake it too , Senior Country Correspondent 11:26am, March 10
Wondering what ever happened to long-haired country music great Crystal Gayle? News Wondering what ever happened to long-haired country music great Crystal Gayle? , Senior Country Correspondent 11:10am, March 10