Madeleine O'Connell

Madeleine O’Connell

Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.

Jason Kelce; Photo Courtesy New Heights / YouTube

Jason Kelce Calls Out The Current State Of Country Music: ‘I Am Tired Of Country Music And What It Has Become’

Posted on June 20, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The former Super Bowl champ shares his true thoughts on current country music.

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Lainey Wilson; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson, Luke Bryan; Photo by Jim Wright, Trisha Yearwood; Photo by Russ Harrington

Lainey Wilson, Luke Bryan, Trisha Yearwood & More Named Special Award Honorees For 17th ACM Honors

Posted on June 18, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The 17th ACM Honors will take place a the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 21, 2024.

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Logan Crosby; Photo by Drew DeSirey / Sean Roberts

Logan Crosby To Embark On First-Ever Headlining Tour This September

Posted on June 18, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The forthcoming trek coincides with the release of his debut album.

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Priscilla Block; Photo by Britton Webb

Priscilla Block Prepares To Unleash New Musical Era With ‘PB2’ EP

Posted on June 18, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The five-song project drops this Friday, June 21.

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Corey Kent; Photo by Templin Hammack

Corey Kent Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour: ‘I’m So Excited’

Posted on June 17, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Black Bandana tour features dates across U.S. and U.K.

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Luke Bryan; Photo by Jim Wright

LISTEN: Luke Bryan Celebrates Small-Town Life In New Song, ‘Mind of A Country Boy’

Posted on June 17, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The song offers a preview of the new music Bryan has in store for later this year.

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George Strait on stage at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Photo by alivecoverage _ Courtesy of Messina Touring Group

Country Music Icon George Strait Sets Record With 110,905 Fans At Kyle Field: Largest Single Concert In U.S. History

Posted on June 17, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This is Strait’s first and only stadium show in the Lone Star State this year.

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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann

Kenney Chesney Earns 36th No. 1 At Country Radio With ‘Take Her Home’

Posted on June 14, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chesney is on his way to becoming the record-holder for the most Top 10 singles on the Country Airplay Chart.

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George Strait; Photo by Peggy Sirota

LISTEN: George Strait’s New Song Serves As A Reminder To Slow Down And Enjoy ‘The Little Things’ 

Posted on June 14, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This marks the second release from Strait’s forthcoming “Cowboys And Dreamers” album.

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Carly Pearce on The Kelly Clarkson Show; Photo by Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Carly Pearce Lights Up ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ With Empowering ‘Woman To Woman’ Performance

Posted on June 14, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This new song appears on Pearce’s just-released “Hummingbird” album.

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