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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.

The story behind this incredible photo Kid Rock just shared is so darn cool Faves The story behind this incredible photo Kid Rock just shared is so darn cool TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 11:22am, June 28
Watch as Kellie Pickler takes “Celebrity Family Feud” host Steve Harvey to his knees Faves Watch as Kellie Pickler takes “Celebrity Family Feud” host Steve Harvey to his knees TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 10:33am, June 28
Arrests have been made in the tragic beating of a popular NASCAR driver Faves Arrests have been made in the tragic beating of a popular NASCAR driver TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 4:51pm, June 21
This playful moment between Blake Shelton and Christina Grimmie will now break your heart Faves This playful moment between Blake Shelton and Christina Grimmie will now break your heart TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 1:39pm, June 12
A young rodeo star dies in front of thousands, including his shocked parents Faves A young rodeo star dies in front of thousands, including his shocked parents TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 10:23am, May 31
Blake Shelton hits up “The Voice” finale with his most intriguing song yet Faves Blake Shelton hits up “The Voice” finale with his most intriguing song yet TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 8:09am, May 25
Watch as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turn up the heat on the Billboard Music Awards Faves Watch as Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani turn up the heat on the Billboard Music Awards TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:56am, May 24
Music fans are shocked this morning over the onstage death of this former Megadeth member Faves Music fans are shocked this morning over the onstage death of this former Megadeth member TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 4:59pm, May 22
Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike prepare to take a big step into their family’s future Faves Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike prepare to take a big step into their family’s future TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 8:45am, May 19
Millions are going crazy over this Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman front seat duet Faves Millions are going crazy over this Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman front seat duet TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 8:57am, May 13
Millions of moms are calling this the most beautiful song they have ever heard Faves Millions of moms are calling this the most beautiful song they have ever heard TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 7:49am, May 8
“The Voice” coaches bond over their grief after their musical hero’s sudden death Faves “The Voice” coaches bond over their grief after their musical hero’s sudden death TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:42am, April 24
Country music has just lost the legendary Merle Haggard Faves Country music has just lost the legendary Merle Haggard TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:04am, April 7
Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson just released a breathtaking video that every true country fan must see Country Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson just released a breathtaking video that every true country fan must see TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 11:45am, March 23
Joey Feek’s obituary reveals the heartwarming decision her daddy made weeks before her death Faves Joey Feek’s obituary reveals the heartwarming decision her daddy made weeks before her death TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 10:41am, March 9
Carrie Underwood’s tearful goodbye reminds us all how short life really is Faves Carrie Underwood’s tearful goodbye reminds us all how short life really is TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 11:18am, March 7
Dolly Parton brightened Joey Feek’s final days with this simple yet powerful video message Faves Dolly Parton brightened Joey Feek’s final days with this simple yet powerful video message TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 10:34am, March 6
Country fans are grieving over the death of Joey Feek Faves Country fans are grieving over the death of Joey Feek TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 8:48am, March 5
Rory Feek’s words regarding the death of his wife, Joey, will take your breath away Faves Rory Feek’s words regarding the death of his wife, Joey, will take your breath away TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 8:38am, March 5
Watch as Keith Urban breaks down over Kelly Clarkson’s tear-jerking “American Idol” performance Faves Watch as Keith Urban breaks down over Kelly Clarkson’s tear-jerking “American Idol” performance TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:04am, February 27
Did you see the picture Joey+Rory shared of their most adorable visitor ever? Faves Did you see the picture Joey+Rory shared of their most adorable visitor ever? TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 1:16pm, January 31
Wait till you hear what Blake Shelton had to say when asked about having children with Gwen Stefani Faves Wait till you hear what Blake Shelton had to say when asked about having children with Gwen Stefani TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:58am, January 24
Check out the cutie pie with the big voice and the even bigger attitude that Reba says is “the cutest thing ever!” Faves Check out the cutie pie with the big voice and the even bigger attitude that Reba says is “the cutest thing ever!” TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:43am, January 23
Joey Feek’s motherly instinct gets stronger as her body grows weaker Faves Joey Feek’s motherly instinct gets stronger as her body grows weaker TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 1:19pm, January 22
A touching new interview reveals Rory Feek’s plans for life without Joey by his side Faves A touching new interview reveals Rory Feek’s plans for life without Joey by his side TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 9:16am, January 17
Try not to cry as this war veteran gives Brantley Gilbert the gift of a lifetime Country Try not to cry as this war veteran gives Brantley Gilbert the gift of a lifetime TRICIA DESPRES, FAVES STAFF 2:38pm, June 4