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.

Laney Beville Hayes and Walker Hayes; Photo by Catherine Powell/Getty Images for CMT

LISTEN: Walker Hayes Releases ‘Face In The Crowd,’ A New Song Inspired By His Wife Laney

Posted on November 11, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Walker Hayes is proving once again that his wife, Laney, is his ultimate muse. In his new heartfelt song, “Face…

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Brantley Gilbert; Photo by Alexa Campbell

Brantley Gilbert Surprises With New Album, Releases ‘Heaven By Then’ With Blake Shelton and Featuring Vince Gill

Posted on November 11, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Brantley Gilbert’s just-released sixth studio album is jam-packed with a star-studded group of writers and collaborators.  His project titled, So Help…

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Megan Moroney with Jelly Roll, Priscilla Block, ERNEST; Photos by Country Now

WATCH: Megan Moroney Brings The Fun To The CMA Awards Red Carpet with Jelly Roll, Priscilla Block, ERNEST & More

Posted on November 11, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Viral sensation Megan Moroney stepped onto the red carpet of The 56th Annual CMA Awards red carpet on Nov 9. to serve…

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Bobby Bones With Caitlin Estell; Photos Courtesy Bobby Bones on Instagram

Bobby Bones Says He Feels Like He’s ‘Won The Real Lottery’ With Wife, Caitlin

Posted on November 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Bobby Bones recently took to social media to share a carousel of photos of him and his wife, Caitlin Parker…

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Kelsea Ballerini, MacKenzie Porter; Photos via ABC

Kelsea Ballerini Has The Best Reaction To Wearing The Same Dress As MacKenzie Porter On The CMA Red Carpet

Posted on November 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kelsea Ballerini is shutting down any “who wore it best” comments between her and MacKenzie Porter after they showed up…

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Maren Morris; Photos via Instagram

Maren Morris Skips CMA Awards Red Carpet, Stages Her Own Photoshoot Set To Taylor Swift’s ‘Karma’

Posted on November 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Instead of hitting the red carpet outside of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for the 2022 CMA Awards, country star Maren Morris…

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Reba; Photos Courtesy Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire Revives Her 1995 Look For 2022 CMA Awards

Posted on November 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

When Reba McEntire stepped onto the stage of the CMA Awards on Wednesday evening (Nov. 9), she was dressed to…

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Jimmie Allen; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

BREAKING: Jimmie Allen Will No Longer Perform At The 2022 CMA Awards

Posted on November 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Just hours before the 56th Annual CMA Awards are set to begin, country star Jimmie Allen took to social media to…

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ASCAP honorees John Martin and Garth Brooks (Credit: Ed Rode)

Garth Brooks, Kelsea Ballerini, Jordan Davis, And More Recognized At The 60th Annual ASCAP Awards

Posted on November 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country artists are often the ones celebrated for their chart-topping hits, but on Monday (Oct. 7), the songwriters behind some…

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Luke Bryan and Family; Photo via Instagram

Luke Bryan On Balancing Work And Family: ‘I’ll Probably Slow It Down’

Posted on November 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Luke Bryan recently revealed that he may be spreading himself too thin between his professional career which keeps him busy…

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