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 Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton sing the heartfelt song that still breaks our heart Listen as Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton sing the heartfelt song that still breaks our heart , Country Editor 2:28pm, February 25
Alan Jackson caused thousands of tears to fall as he performed this George Jones classic Alan Jackson caused thousands of tears to fall as he performed this George Jones classic , Country Editor 2:56pm, February 24
Let Carrie Underwood take you to church with one of her most uplifting songs ever Let Carrie Underwood take you to church with one of her most uplifting songs ever , Country Editor 2:35pm, January 29
The tears flow as Joey Feek says goodbye to her best friend The tears flow as Joey Feek says goodbye to her best friend , Country Editor 10:23am, January 17
This might be one of the coolest country collaborations for a holiday song we’ve ever heard This might be one of the coolest country collaborations for a holiday song we’ve ever heard , Country Editor 1:09pm, November 20
Kip Moore speaks out about the obsessed fan that simply won’t take no for an answer Kip Moore speaks out about the obsessed fan that simply won’t take no for an answer , Country Editor 3:58pm, November 16
It sure sounds like country legend Merle Haggard is getting tired of songs about beer and tailgates It sure sounds like country legend Merle Haggard is getting tired of songs about beer and tailgates , Country Editor 11:31am, September 8
Take a listen as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s daughter took the microphone at her dad’s concert Take a listen as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s daughter took the microphone at her dad’s concert , Country Editor 10:39am, August 17
Try not to bawl as you watch this incredible moment between Kenny Chesney and one of his dearest fans Try not to bawl as you watch this incredible moment between Kenny Chesney and one of his dearest fans , Country Editor 2:18pm, August 16
You won’t believe the blonde bombshell Tim McGraw brought out on stage with him You won’t believe the blonde bombshell Tim McGraw brought out on stage with him , Country Editor 2:09pm, August 16
Eric Church shocks ‘em all with this patriotic anthem at Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam Tag Your Flag Eric Church shocks ‘em all with this patriotic anthem at Charlie Daniels 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam , Country Editor 10:34am, August 14
An 11-year-old girl got on stage with Keith Urban and completely blew him away An 11-year-old girl got on stage with Keith Urban and completely blew him away , Country Editor 10:53am, August 7
If this performance from Scotty McCreery doesn’t make your jaw drop, nothing will If this performance from Scotty McCreery doesn’t make your jaw drop, nothing will , Country Editor 12:19pm, July 30
After this emotional video went viral on Rare, Martina McBride said it was “a higher power at work” After this emotional video went viral on Rare, Martina McBride said it was “a higher power at work” , Country Editor 2:29pm, July 24
Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler just released his first music video for his first country single Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler just released his first music video for his first country single , Country Editor 12:02pm, July 6
Watch as Blake Shelton pushes all of Adam Levine’s buttons during a hilarious car ride Watch as Blake Shelton pushes all of Adam Levine’s buttons during a hilarious car ride , Country Editor 1:02pm, May 21
You won’t believe what Luke Bryan can do on a guitar on this Montgomery Gentry classic You won’t believe what Luke Bryan can do on a guitar on this Montgomery Gentry classic , Country Editor 10:20am, April 24
Country’s very own Scotty McCreery masters a Conway Twitty classic Country’s very own Scotty McCreery masters a Conway Twitty classic , Country Editor 12:32pm, March 23
This vintage Dolly Parton performance will take you back to a sweeter and simpler time This vintage Dolly Parton performance will take you back to a sweeter and simpler time , Country Editor 10:57am, January 18