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.

George Strait; Photo by Peggy Sirota

George Strait Debuts ‘MIA Down In MIA’ From Forthcoming Album, ‘Cowboys And Dreamers’

Posted on May 17, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

The song marks the first taste of the new project coming September 6.

Read More ›

Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtest of ACM

Chris Stapleton Dominates 2024 ACM Awards With Four Wins

Posted on May 17, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

Stapleton’s latest set of wins brings his overall ACM Awards count to 20.

Read More ›

Lainey Wilson; Photos by Gilbert Flores, Courtesy of ACM

Lainey Wilson Qualifies For Coveted ACM Triple Crown Award Following Entertainer Of The Year Win

Posted on May 17, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson was moved to tears as she accepted the highest honor of the night.

Read More ›

Lainey Wilson and her mom Michelle; Photo by Gilbert Flores, ACM

Lainey Wilson Shares Adorable Mother-Daughter Moment On 2024 ACM Awards Red Carpet

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson opted to bring her mom as her date night for this year’s celebratory event.

Read More ›

Hallie Ray Light, Parker McCollum; Photo by Gilbert Flores, ACM

Parker McCollum And Wife Hallie Ray Light Debut Baby Bump At 2024 ACM Awards

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

The parents-to-be are enjoying a glamorous date night.

Read More ›

Jelly Roll, Bunnie XO; Photo by Gilbert Flores, ACM

Love Is In The Air For Jelly Roll And His Wife, Bunnie XO On The ACM Awards Red Carpet

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

These lovebirds have an exciting night ahead as Jelly Roll is performing and vying for four awards.

Read More ›

Sara Evans; Live In The Vineyard/JETBLACK/Will Bucqouy

Sara Evans No Longer Appearing At 2024 ACM Awards, Reschedules Upcoming Shows

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

The country star took to social media to share a heartfelt apology to her fans.

Read More ›

Old Dominion; Photo by Motion Theory Media

Old Dominion On Vying For ACM Group Of The Year: ‘A Really Beautiful Thing To Be Recognized’ [Exclusive]

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

The group is also nominated for Music Event of the Year for “Can’t Break Up Now” featuring Megan Moroney.

Read More ›

Brothers Osborne; Photo by Motion Theory Media

Brothers Osborne Ready For ‘Family Reunion’ At 2024 ACM Awards [Exclusive]

Posted on May 16, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

Once again, the duo received recognition in the ACM Duo of the Year category and acknowledges feeling a surge of confidence upon being acknowledged by their peers.

Read More ›

ACM Nominee Ashley McBryde Prepares To Fan Girl Over Host Reba McEntire 

Posted on May 15, 2024

| By

Madeleine O’Connell

“She’s always so nice and so down to earth,” said McBryde

Read More ›