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.

Luke Bryan, Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Chris Brown

WATCH: Jameson Rodgers Shares Full-Circle Moment With Luke Bryan On The Farm Tour

Posted on September 17, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Jameson Rodgers shared a memorable on-stage moment with Luke Bryan during the first night of Bryan’s Farm Tour.  In the…

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Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen; Photo via Facebook, Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Teases Jimmie Allen Collab On Denim & Rhinestones Tour: ‘We May Even Get Together On Stage’

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It would be a shame not to get to sing with him while we’re on stage,” she said.

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Conner Smith; Photo by Jack Owens

Conner Smith Talks ‘Take It Slow,’ Reflects On ‘Unreal’ Experience Touring With Thomas Rhett

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Smith surprised fans with the release of an acoustic version of his new single, “Take It Slow,” with Ryan Hurd.

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Little Big Town; Photo by Blair Getz Mezibov

Little Big Town Strives To ‘Shine A Light On Better Days Ahead’ With Latest Album, ‘Mr. Sun’

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Little Big Town delivers a refreshing sense of warmth and new beginnings in their latest album, Mr. Sun.  Band members Karen…

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Kelsea Ballerini, Photos by Leslee Mitchell/The Spruce

PHOTOS: See Inside Kelsea Ballerini’s New Nashville Farmhouse: ‘It’s Just Enough For This Chapter Of Life’

Posted on September 15, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kelsea Ballerini is starting fresh and returning to her roots with her new modern farmhouse in Nashville. For The Spruce’s first digital…

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Spencer Crandall; Photo by Nina Long

Spencer Crandall Announces ‘Western’ Album Ahead Of Opry Debut

Posted on September 15, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Y’all have no idea how long I’ve waited to share this news” Crandall shared.

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Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher; Photo via Instagram

WATCH: Mike Fisher Hilariously Pranks Carrie Underwood With An Obnoxious Train Horn

Posted on September 14, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Carrie Underwood gets caught off guard by her husband who train-horned her during her run. It’s no secret that the…

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Drake Milligan; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Drake Milligan Gives Standout ‘America’s Got Talent’ Performance, Prepares To Release Debut Project

Posted on September 14, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

America’s Got Talent (AGT) contestant, Drake Milligan is set to release his debut album, Dallas/Fort Worth, in the midst of his fight…

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Chapel Hart; Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

WATCH: Chapel Hart Earns Standing Ovation on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ Despite Vocal Issues

Posted on September 14, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chapel Hart remain at the top of their game, even through the vocal issues they were experiencing this week. The…

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Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Blake Shelton; Photo by Todd Owyoung/NBC

Listen To Kane Brown’s ‘Different Man’ Duet With Blake Shelton

Posted on September 14, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kane Brown joined forces with Blake Shelton for the title track of his latest album, Different Man.  When he decided to…

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