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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Looks like Thomas Rhett’s daughter has a brand new “best friend” Looks like Thomas Rhett’s daughter has a brand new “best friend” , Country Editor 1:06pm, June 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells why he’s still haunted by the memories of his dad Dale Earnhardt Jr. tells why he’s still haunted by the memories of his dad , Country Editor 6:55pm, June 29
Thomas Rhett’s aspirations for his kids will melt your heart Thomas Rhett’s aspirations for his kids will melt your heart , Country Editor 5:36pm, June 29
Gretchen Wilson reveals the real story behind her new Kid Rock duet Gretchen Wilson reveals the real story behind her new Kid Rock duet , Country Editor 5:29pm, June 29
Danica Patrick candidly discusses what life might look like after racing Danica Patrick candidly discusses what life might look like after racing , Country Editor 3:05pm, June 29
Thomas Rhett reveals the hard conversation he just had to have with wife Lauren Thomas Rhett reveals the hard conversation he just had to have with wife Lauren , Country Editor 1:20pm, June 29
Kelsea Ballerini just went and tore our hearts out with her new music video Kelsea Ballerini just went and tore our hearts out with her new music video , Country Editor 12:57pm, June 29
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals the pregnancy scare that had him sweating Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals the pregnancy scare that had him sweating , Country Editor 12:44pm, June 29
Country music’s sexiest new singer just shared all of his cell phone secrets Country music’s sexiest new singer just shared all of his cell phone secrets , Country Editor 10:48am, June 29
Gruesome details emerge surrounding the death of aspiring singer Gruesome details emerge surrounding the death of aspiring singer , Country Editor 5:20am, June 29
Watch a dynamic plus-size model channel Shania Twain in this lip sync gem Watch a dynamic plus-size model channel Shania Twain in this lip sync gem , Country Editor 5:32pm, June 28
An aspiring country singer’s dad breaks down over her tragic death An aspiring country singer’s dad breaks down over her tragic death , Country Editor 6:49pm, June 27
It’s the Luke Bryan video he doesn’t want you to see It’s the Luke Bryan video he doesn’t want you to see , Country Editor 3:46pm, June 27
Thomas Rhett just melted over this sweet moment with Willa Gray Thomas Rhett just melted over this sweet moment with Willa Gray , Country Editor 3:55pm, June 26
It’s the Gwen Stefani pic that is creating a social frenzy It’s the Gwen Stefani pic that is creating a social frenzy , Country Editor 2:21pm, June 26
Thomas Rhett gives us a pregnancy update on wife Lauren Thomas Rhett gives us a pregnancy update on wife Lauren , Country Editor 1:15pm, June 26
Keith Urban shares sexy series of anniversary pics with Nicole Kidman Keith Urban shares sexy series of anniversary pics with Nicole Kidman , Country Editor 1:08pm, June 25
Dale Earnhardt Jr. just shocked NASCAR fans with this startling statement Dale Earnhardt Jr. just shocked NASCAR fans with this startling statement , Country Editor 11:50am, June 25
This could be the grossest story Larry the Cable Guy has ever told This could be the grossest story Larry the Cable Guy has ever told , Country Editor 4:05pm, June 23
It’s the Joey+Rory movie scene that still takes our breath away It’s the Joey+Rory movie scene that still takes our breath away , Country Editor 3:00pm, June 23
Danica Patrick turns things upside down in new sexy body shot Danica Patrick turns things upside down in new sexy body shot , Country Editor 3:58pm, June 22
A country star gets more rumors swirling via sexy video shoot A country star gets more rumors swirling via sexy video shoot , Country Editor 3:33pm, June 22
We guarantee you have never heard this Thomas Rhett song sound so sexy We guarantee you have never heard this Thomas Rhett song sound so sexy , Country Editor 2:53pm, June 21
NASCAR’s Danica Patrick bares some skin to prove a worthy point NASCAR’s Danica Patrick bares some skin to prove a worthy point , Country Editor 2:11pm, June 21
A country star quickly comes to the aid of a fallen friend A country star quickly comes to the aid of a fallen friend , Country Editor 1:48pm, June 21
Dale Earnhardt Jr. revisits the setting of his most terrifying crash Dale Earnhardt Jr. revisits the setting of his most terrifying crash , Country Editor 3:59pm, June 20
A NASCAR favorite thanks God for this little blessing A NASCAR favorite thanks God for this little blessing , Country Editor 2:17pm, June 20
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy share heartfelt messages on milestone day Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy share heartfelt messages on milestone day , Country Editor 3:44pm, June 19
It’s the picture of Glen Campbell that is breaking a million hearts It’s the picture of Glen Campbell that is breaking a million hearts , Country Editor 2:34pm, June 19
Reports are surfacing about Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-retirement plans Reports are surfacing about Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s post-retirement plans , Country Editor 1:59pm, June 19