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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Yet another NASCAR driver lashes out about the recent Kyle Busch drama Yet another NASCAR driver lashes out about the recent Kyle Busch drama , Country Editor 9:01am, June 4
Scotty McCreery gives his thoughts on the current state of country music Scotty McCreery gives his thoughts on the current state of country music , Country Editor 5:25pm, June 2
Blake Shelton continues to play a big part in this “The Voice” alum’s career Blake Shelton continues to play a big part in this “The Voice” alum’s career , Country Editor 5:05pm, June 2
Rascal Flatts just teamed up with “Today’s” Hoda Kotb for the ultimate surprise Rascal Flatts just teamed up with “Today’s” Hoda Kotb for the ultimate surprise , Country Editor 1:59pm, June 2
A NASCAR couple gets candid about their infertility struggles in new interview A NASCAR couple gets candid about their infertility struggles in new interview , Country Editor 5:54pm, June 1
Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a recent and revealing conversation with Kyle Busch Dale Earnhardt Jr. shares a recent and revealing conversation with Kyle Busch , Country Editor 4:25pm, June 1
Amy and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share pics of their quick trip abroad Amy and Dale Earnhardt Jr. share pics of their quick trip abroad , Country Editor 2:41pm, June 1
This little ventriloquist just shocked the world with her singing talents This little ventriloquist just shocked the world with her singing talents , Country Editor 3:57pm, May 31
Kyle Busch’s wife sends a scathing message to his haters Kyle Busch’s wife sends a scathing message to his haters , Country Editor 12:41pm, May 31
Details of Gregg Allman’s last days just might break your heart Details of Gregg Allman’s last days just might break your heart , Country Editor 1:51pm, May 30
A fallen champion racer gives the ultimate gift to a war veteran A fallen champion racer gives the ultimate gift to a war veteran , Country Editor 1:10pm, May 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Busch another swift kick Dale Earnhardt Jr. gives fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Busch another swift kick , Country Editor 12:09pm, May 30
Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on Kyle Busch’s latest “temper tantrum” Dale Earnhardt Jr. weighs in on Kyle Busch’s latest “temper tantrum” , Country Editor 7:30pm, May 29
Country superstars are mourning the loss of a musical legend Country superstars are mourning the loss of a musical legend , Country Editor 4:57pm, May 27
Little Indiana Feek takes some more big steps in adorable new video Little Indiana Feek takes some more big steps in adorable new video , Country Editor 12:48pm, May 26
This question about his dad just stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his tracks This question about his dad just stopped Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his tracks , Country Editor 12:27pm, May 26
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses a major decision he’s made regarding his future Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses a major decision he’s made regarding his future , Country Editor 11:58am, May 26
Billy Ray Cyrus causes an all-out dance party to erupt on “The Today Show” Billy Ray Cyrus causes an all-out dance party to erupt on “The Today Show” , Country Editor 9:28am, May 26
Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals a spine-tingling surprise he encountered with wife Amy Dale Earnhardt Jr. reveals a spine-tingling surprise he encountered with wife Amy , Country Editor 10:40pm, May 25
Kane Brown unveils another hot new song Kane Brown unveils another hot new song , Country Editor 1:42pm, May 25
Kane Brown tells us about the emotional moment he had with Lauren Alaina Kane Brown tells us about the emotional moment he had with Lauren Alaina , Country Editor 3:24pm, May 24
Check out the Dale Earnhardt Jr. picture that’s causing an uproar Check out the Dale Earnhardt Jr. picture that’s causing an uproar , Country Editor 2:34pm, May 24
Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren reveal details of scary trip home for daughter Willa Gray Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren reveal details of scary trip home for daughter Willa Gray , Country Editor 12:49pm, May 24
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets emotional during tribute to fallen racer Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets emotional during tribute to fallen racer , Country Editor 4:01pm, May 23
Meet the country music daredevil who Dale Earnhardt Jr. can’t get enough of Meet the country music daredevil who Dale Earnhardt Jr. can’t get enough of , Country Editor 3:27pm, May 23
Rory Feek breaks down in tears during first televised performance without Joey Rory Feek breaks down in tears during first televised performance without Joey , Country Editor 2:27pm, May 23
Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins the racing world in mourning the loss of the “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden Dale Earnhardt Jr. joins the racing world in mourning the loss of the “Kentucky Kid” Nicky Hayden , Country Editor 1:23pm, May 22
Miley Cyrus stunned the Billboard Music Awards with an emotional performance you won’t want to miss Miley Cyrus stunned the Billboard Music Awards with an emotional performance you won’t want to miss , Country Editor 9:42pm, May 21
This rising country star just became a daddy again under some crazy circumstances This rising country star just became a daddy again under some crazy circumstances , Country Editor 3:41pm, May 20
This sweet video has Joey+Rory fans crying happy tears This sweet video has Joey+Rory fans crying happy tears , Country Editor 3:39pm, May 19