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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Listen as Eric Church gushes over his musical hero George Strait Rare Country Listen as Eric Church gushes over his musical hero George Strait Tricia Despres, Country Editor 5:35pm, January 20
Kid Rock just revealed the real reason he didn’t play at Donald Trump’s inauguration Rare Country Kid Rock just revealed the real reason he didn’t play at Donald Trump’s inauguration Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:43pm, January 20
A country superstar in the making tells of his triumph over tragedy Rare Country A country superstar in the making tells of his triumph over tragedy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 8:50am, January 20
This viral dancing farmer just revealed the real story behind his ultra-cool moves Rare Country This viral dancing farmer just revealed the real story behind his ultra-cool moves Tricia Despres, Country Editor 8:48am, January 20
A country legend just penned a new song inspired by none other than Donald Trump Rare Country A country legend just penned a new song inspired by none other than Donald Trump Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:43pm, January 18
Inauguration singer Lee Greenwood shares his true feelings about Donald Trump Rare Country Inauguration singer Lee Greenwood shares his true feelings about Donald Trump Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:12pm, January 18
This country star is over the moon about the arrival of his first son Rare Country This country star is over the moon about the arrival of his first son Tricia Despres, Country Editor 4:20pm, January 17
This exciting piece of news had Blake Shelton calling his mama Rare Country This exciting piece of news had Blake Shelton calling his mama Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:29pm, January 17
Kid Rock celebrates another year of rocking our country faces off Rare Country Kid Rock celebrates another year of rocking our country faces off Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:18pm, January 17
Country music may have just found its most raw and gripping video of the year Rare Country Country music may have just found its most raw and gripping video of the year Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:51pm, January 17
Another country legend weighs in on playing at Donald Trump’s inauguration Rare Country Another country legend weighs in on playing at Donald Trump’s inauguration Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:25am, January 17
Always the consummate showman, Eric Church delivers a marathon of music in tour opener Rare Country Always the consummate showman, Eric Church delivers a marathon of music in tour opener Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:51pm, January 16
The legendary Charlie Daniels reflects on his terrifying brush with death Rare Country The legendary Charlie Daniels reflects on his terrifying brush with death Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:43am, January 16
Country sensation Kane Brown stands up for the new love of his life Rare Country Country sensation Kane Brown stands up for the new love of his life Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:26am, January 16
Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new wife just shared a honeymoon pic that has everyone talking Rare Country Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s new wife just shared a honeymoon pic that has everyone talking Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:45am, January 15
Toby Keith lashes out in defense of his planned performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities Rare Country Toby Keith lashes out in defense of his planned performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities Tricia Despres, Country Editor 4:01pm, January 14
Rory Feek makes a stunning admission about life without Joey Rare Country Rory Feek makes a stunning admission about life without Joey Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:21pm, January 13
Kane Brown’s take on this “The Voice” coach’s hit is absolutely flooring us Rare Country Kane Brown’s take on this “The Voice” coach’s hit is absolutely flooring us Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:01pm, January 13
Watch as Keith Urban woos an audience of country music’s most diehard fans Rare Country Watch as Keith Urban woos an audience of country music’s most diehard fans Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:19pm, January 13
Carrie Underwood struts her stuff in this flirty and feisty Opry performance Rare Country Carrie Underwood struts her stuff in this flirty and feisty Opry performance Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:08pm, January 13
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s soaring new duet is romance at its finest Rare Country Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s soaring new duet is romance at its finest Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:39am, January 13
This country cutie pie just shocked her superstar daddy with her early arrival Rare Country This country cutie pie just shocked her superstar daddy with her early arrival Tricia Despres, Country Editor 9:03am, January 13
Blake Shelton just gave “The Voice” champion Sundance Head the ultimate seal of approval Rare Country Blake Shelton just gave “The Voice” champion Sundance Head the ultimate seal of approval Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:54pm, January 11
Another country star signs on to perform on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day Rare Country Another country star signs on to perform on Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:52pm, January 11
NASCAR’S Carl Edwards is brought to tears as he reveals the real reason he’s retiring Rare Country NASCAR’S Carl Edwards is brought to tears as he reveals the real reason he’s retiring Tricia Despres, Country Editor 12:55pm, January 11
Country music’s ultimate badasses prepare for life’s most beautiful blessing Rare Country Country music’s ultimate badasses prepare for life’s most beautiful blessing Tricia Despres, Country Editor 3:46pm, January 10
“Fashion Police” trash talked Carrie Underwood’s Golden Globes dress – and her fans aren’t happy Rare Country “Fashion Police” trash talked Carrie Underwood’s Golden Globes dress – and her fans aren’t happy Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:46pm, January 10
Sources say that NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards is set to make a stunning announcement Rare Country Sources say that NASCAR superstar Carl Edwards is set to make a stunning announcement Tricia Despres, Country Editor 11:06am, January 10
This Texas dad is going viral again with this new, inspiring cover Rare Country This Texas dad is going viral again with this new, inspiring cover Tricia Despres, Country Editor 2:33pm, January 9
Hearts are racing over these new honeymoon pics from NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rare Country Hearts are racing over these new honeymoon pics from NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tricia Despres, Country Editor 1:18pm, January 9