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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Sugarland and Little Big Town get their gospel on with their rendition of Madonna’s 1989 hit “Like a Prayer” News Sugarland and Little Big Town get their gospel on with their rendition of Madonna’s 1989 hit “Like a Prayer” , Senior Country Correspondent 10:55am, March 1
Country music risk taker Kacey Musgraves wows a Grand Ole Opry audience when she takes on Elvis News Country music risk taker Kacey Musgraves wows a Grand Ole Opry audience when she takes on Elvis , Senior Country Correspondent 12:36pm, February 28
Eric Church goes from a guy just playing guitar on a tailgate to a guy playing music on his own radio show News Eric Church goes from a guy just playing guitar on a tailgate to a guy playing music on his own radio show , Senior Country Correspondent 12:04pm, February 28
Randy Owen gives Jason Aldean a birthday present that he won’t soon forget News Randy Owen gives Jason Aldean a birthday present that he won’t soon forget , Senior Country Correspondent 11:56am, February 28
25 years ago today, country music legend Alan Jackson released the album that changed country music forever News 25 years ago today, country music legend Alan Jackson released the album that changed country music forever , Senior Country Correspondent 11:25am, February 27
Watch as "American Idol" hopeful Joey Cook shocks Keith Urban with her rendition of “Somebody Like You” News Watch as "American Idol" hopeful Joey Cook shocks Keith Urban with her rendition of “Somebody Like You” , Senior Country Correspondent 11:03am, February 27
This cover of “Blue Bayou” by country’s very own Trisha Yearwood is amazing News This cover of “Blue Bayou” by country’s very own Trisha Yearwood is amazing , Senior Country Correspondent 10:12am, February 27
You can have your llamas and your white and gold dresses — we just want our Johnny Cash News You can have your llamas and your white and gold dresses — we just want our Johnny Cash , Senior Country Correspondent 9:52am, February 27
We guarantee you have never watched a guitar get played like this before News We guarantee you have never watched a guitar get played like this before , Senior Country Correspondent 1:45pm, February 26
Darius Rucker shows off his love for country, Charleston and his kids with this amazing gesture News Darius Rucker shows off his love for country, Charleston and his kids with this amazing gesture , Senior Country Correspondent 12:23pm, February 26
Taylor Swift, a stalker? Check out this hilarious video to find out who she's been following around News Taylor Swift, a stalker? Check out this hilarious video to find out who she's been following around , Senior Country Correspondent 12:06pm, February 26
You haven't lived until you've seen Dierks Bentley rocking a muscle tee, wearing a mullet and singing an ole Alan Jackson tune News You haven't lived until you've seen Dierks Bentley rocking a muscle tee, wearing a mullet and singing an ole Alan Jackson tune , Senior Country Correspondent 11:49am, February 26
Watch as an ecstatic Dierks Bentley fan gets the birthday gift she's always wanted News Watch as an ecstatic Dierks Bentley fan gets the birthday gift she's always wanted , Senior Country Correspondent 1:55pm, February 25
Is Rascal Flatts planning a duet with a certain foul-mouthed rocker? News Is Rascal Flatts planning a duet with a certain foul-mouthed rocker? , Senior Country Correspondent 1:37pm, February 25
Only Jimmy Fallon could get Gabrielle Union to do her best Dolly Parton impression News Only Jimmy Fallon could get Gabrielle Union to do her best Dolly Parton impression , Senior Country Correspondent 1:31pm, February 25
Move over Mickey Mouse, Luke Bryan proves he has a heart of gold and the energy of a kid News Move over Mickey Mouse, Luke Bryan proves he has a heart of gold and the energy of a kid , Senior Country Correspondent 1:25pm, February 25
Could Garth Brooks be planning a collaboration with his dearly departed Mom? News Could Garth Brooks be planning a collaboration with his dearly departed Mom? , Senior Country Correspondent 2:13pm, February 24
They may be young, hot and Canadian but new duo High Valley is taking Bluegrass Country to a whole new level News They may be young, hot and Canadian but new duo High Valley is taking Bluegrass Country to a whole new level , Senior Country Correspondent 1:59pm, February 24
In just 16 seconds, Keith Urban found a way to make a backstage room full of stars look like regular people News In just 16 seconds, Keith Urban found a way to make a backstage room full of stars look like regular people , Senior Country Correspondent 12:45pm, February 24
This former country music star once toured with Blake Shelton, but shocked everyone when she made her debut performance on "The Voice" News This former country music star once toured with Blake Shelton, but shocked everyone when she made her debut performance on "The Voice" , Senior Country Correspondent 11:09am, February 24
Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan calm down a drunk fan with a little good country serenade News Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan calm down a drunk fan with a little good country serenade , Senior Country Correspondent 11:58am, February 23
Maddie & Tae played their new song on a Southwest flight 35,000 feet up in the air News Maddie & Tae played their new song on a Southwest flight 35,000 feet up in the air , Senior Country Correspondent 11:50am, February 23
This country legend is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the movie “Urban Cowboy” by going back on the road News This country legend is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the movie “Urban Cowboy” by going back on the road , Senior Country Correspondent 11:34am, February 23
Watch as Scotty McCreery gets seductive on an old Charlie Wilson hit News Watch as Scotty McCreery gets seductive on an old Charlie Wilson hit , Senior Country Correspondent 11:21am, February 23
Trace Adkins and Loretta Lynn get their flirt on performing together in this classic clip News Trace Adkins and Loretta Lynn get their flirt on performing together in this classic clip , Senior Country Correspondent 3:18pm, February 20
Prepare to be amazed by this a capella performance of Lady Antelbellum’s hit “I Run To You” News Prepare to be amazed by this a capella performance of Lady Antelbellum’s hit “I Run To You” , Senior Country Correspondent 3:00pm, February 20
Remember the time Miranda Lambert and Danica Patrick got together for this scorching hot video? News Remember the time Miranda Lambert and Danica Patrick got together for this scorching hot video? , Senior Country Correspondent 2:53pm, February 20
Congratulations to new daddy Eric Church, who welcomed a baby boy over the weekend News Congratulations to new daddy Eric Church, who welcomed a baby boy over the weekend , Senior Country Correspondent 2:40pm, February 20
Country music newcomer Canaan Smith finally delivers the song sure to put him on the country map News Country music newcomer Canaan Smith finally delivers the song sure to put him on the country map , Senior Country Correspondent 4:39pm, February 19
Little girl outshines Carrie Underwood with breathtaking performance of "Good Girl" News Little girl outshines Carrie Underwood with breathtaking performance of "Good Girl" , Senior Country Correspondent 4:24pm, February 19