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.

Chapel Hart; Photo by Chris Hollo, Grand Ole Opry

Chapel Hart Earns Multiple Standing Ovations During Opry Debut 

Posted on September 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chapel Hart is fresh off their America’s Got Talent (AGT) experience where they earned a Golden Buzzer from the judges…

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Photo Courtesy Shania Twain

Shania Twain Prepares To Enter The ‘Next Chapter’ Of Her Career With New Song, ‘Waking Up Dreaming’

Posted on September 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Shania Twain was happy to announce that she’s not done with releasing new music this year. The “That Don’t Impress…

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

Carly Pearce Says She Plans To Be ‘100 Percent Vulnerable’ In Her Next Album

Posted on September 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Carly Pearce saw great success with her personal collection that dropped last fall, 29: Written In Stone. The aftermath was filled with…

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Jay Allen; Photo via Facebook

Who Is Jay Allen? Five Things To Know About The Season 22 ‘The Voice’ Contestant

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Jay Allen is set to appear as a contestant on season 22 of The Voice, an opportunity he has been working toward…

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Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBCUniversal

WATCH: Blake Shelton And Kelly Clarkson Perform Duet Of ‘Austin’ On ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Blake Shelton reunited with former The Voice coach, Kelly Clarkson, to kick off the LA premiere week of her show, The Kelly Clarkson…

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Chayce Beckham; Photo by David McClister

Heartbreak-Induced Insomnia Inspired Chayce Beckham’s ‘Keeping Me Up All Night’

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Beckham says he was literally “up all night” before the song was written.

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Randy Houser, Charly Reynolds, Niko Moon, Kasey Tyndall; Photos Provided

New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now: Randy Houser, Charly Reynolds, Niko Moon, Kasey Tyndall & More

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

While soaking up the last few moments of summer, make sure to roll the windows down and blast the abundance…

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Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Chris Ashlee

Bailey Zimmerman Shows True Honesty In New Song, ‘Never Leave,’ Surprises Fans With Debut EP Announcement

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Fans recently received two surprises when Bailey Zimmerman first revealed he would be dropping his highly-anticipated song, “Never Leave” and…

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Chase Matthew; Photo by Justin Mayotte

Chase Matthew Proves He Was ‘Born For This’ As He Watches His Dreams Come True: ‘It’s A Blessing’

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chase Matthew has been planting the seeds of his musical talent and he’s finally starting to see himself grow and…

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Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Scotty McCreery Releases New Song, ‘Nothin’ Right,’ Announces ‘Same Truck’ Deluxe Album

Posted on September 17, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Scotty McCreery surprised fans with the announcement that his 2021 Same Truck project isn’t finished yet. This fall, he will be dropping…

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