Country Editor

Tricia Despres

Chicago-based freelance writer 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.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes clean about the conversation with his wife that changed it all Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes clean about the conversation with his wife that changed it all Tricia Despres, Country Editor 4:04pm, April 27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about his mom’s surprising reaction to his retirement news Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. opens up about his mom’s surprising reaction to his retirement news Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:54pm, April 27
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals why he was nervous to tell his uncle of his retirement plans Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals why he was nervous to tell his uncle of his retirement plans Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:28pm, April 27
Hear the haunting voicemail this legendary wrestler left days before her death Rare Country Hear the haunting voicemail this legendary wrestler left days before her death Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:33pm, April 27
Amy Earnhardt’s emotional response to hubby Dale Jr.’s retirement announcement is melting hearts Rare Country Amy Earnhardt’s emotional response to hubby Dale Jr.’s retirement announcement is melting hearts Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:26pm, April 26
Watch as Dale Earnhardt Jr. got choked up when asked about his daddy Rare Country Watch as Dale Earnhardt Jr. got choked up when asked about his daddy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:44pm, April 26
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals the reasons behind his sudden retirement Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals the reasons behind his sudden retirement Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:53pm, April 25
Kane Brown shares new music with fans hours after engagement news Rare Country Kane Brown shares new music with fans hours after engagement news Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:15pm, April 25
Here’s everything we know about the love of Kane Brown’s life Rare Country Here’s everything we know about the love of Kane Brown’s life Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:41pm, April 25
Amy Earnhardt issues heartfelt statement regarding Dale Jr.’s impending retirement Rare Country Amy Earnhardt issues heartfelt statement regarding Dale Jr.’s impending retirement Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:33am, April 25
Dale Earnhardt Jr. just made a stunning announcement about his racing future Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. just made a stunning announcement about his racing future Tricia Despres, Country Editor 9:35am, April 25
Southern rock legend thanks fans “for all the love” despite false reports Rare Country Southern rock legend thanks fans “for all the love” despite false reports Tricia Despres, Country Editor 4:03pm, April 24
The sad demise of a wrestling great’s life is caught on video Rare Country The sad demise of a wrestling great’s life is caught on video Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:29pm, April 24
Kane Brown makes a huge announcement about his love life Rare Country Kane Brown makes a huge announcement about his love life Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:34pm, April 24
Amy Earnhardt shares video of a whole new side of hubby Dale Jr. Rare Country Amy Earnhardt shares video of a whole new side of hubby Dale Jr. Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:26pm, April 24
Glen Campbell’s wife shares health update on her beloved husband’s 81st birthday Rare Country Glen Campbell’s wife shares health update on her beloved husband’s 81st birthday Tricia Despres, Country Editor 9:55am, April 23
A country star suffers various injuries after dog attack Rare Country A country star suffers various injuries after dog attack Tricia Despres, Country Editor 9:51am, April 23
Ted Nugent comes clean about his wild night with Kid Rock Rare Country Ted Nugent comes clean about his wild night with Kid Rock Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:37pm, April 21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks like he is gearing up to be a daddy Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. looks like he is gearing up to be a daddy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:29pm, April 21
Julianne Hough from “Dancing With The Stars” opens up about her longtime health battle Rare Country Julianne Hough from “Dancing With The Stars” opens up about her longtime health battle Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:22pm, April 21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets sappy over new wife Amy Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets sappy over new wife Amy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:56pm, April 20
A teenage racer’s rising career screeches to a halt after horrific accident Rare Country A teenage racer’s rising career screeches to a halt after horrific accident Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:16pm, April 20
This moment between a father and son has the whole world in tears Rare Country This moment between a father and son has the whole world in tears Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:59pm, April 20
The country is going crazy over this Luke Bryan-inspired exercise routine Rare Country The country is going crazy over this Luke Bryan-inspired exercise routine Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:32pm, April 20
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the “wake-up call” he just had with wife Amy Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares the “wake-up call” he just had with wife Amy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:36pm, April 19
Randy Travis just gave this Kane Brown cover his seal of approval Rare Country Randy Travis just gave this Kane Brown cover his seal of approval Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:04pm, April 19
“The Voice” Meghan Linsey reveals how close she was to never singing again Rare Country “The Voice” Meghan Linsey reveals how close she was to never singing again Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:22pm, April 18
A Bee Gees ballad gets a stunning country makeover by Little Big Town Rare Country A Bee Gees ballad gets a stunning country makeover by Little Big Town Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:22pm, April 18
A cappella giant Pentatonix stunned an audience with this Bee Gees tribute Rare Country A cappella giant Pentatonix stunned an audience with this Bee Gees tribute Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:08pm, April 17
Kid Rock now has something cool in common with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Rare Country Kid Rock now has something cool in common with Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:07pm, April 17