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.

Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM Awards

Eric Church To Launch Exclusive SiriusXM Channel, ‘Outsiders Radio’

Posted on October 26, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

SiriusXM announced today (Oct. 26), that country superstar Eric Church will launch his own exclusive SiriusXM music channel, Eric Church Outsiders Radio…

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Jessie James Decker, Alan Bersten; Photo Courtesy JJD, DWTS

Re-Live Jessie James Decker’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Journey Following Recent Elimination

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

On Monday evening(Oct. 24), Jessie James Decker’s time as a contestant on Season 31 of Dancing With The Stars! (DWTS) came to…

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Scotty McCreery and Gabi; Photos via Instagram

BREAKING: Scotty McCreery And Wife Gabi Welcome Their First Child, Merrick Avery McCreery

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country star Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are officially parents! The couple took to social media to announce that…

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Chris Lane, Lauren Lane; Photos via Instagram

Chris Lane And Wife Lauren Lane Share ‘Very Chaotic’ Birth Story Of Newborn Son, Baker Weston

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country star Chris Lane and his wife, Lauren Bushnell Lane, are officially a family of four. They announced that their baby boy, Baker…

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Photo Courtesy Mitchell Tenpenny, Meghan Patrick

Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick Officially Say ‘I Do’

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country Stars Mitchell Tenpenny and Meghan Patrick tied the knot at their rustic wedding venue on Sunday, Oct. 23. The news…

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Photo Courtesy HARDY

HARDY Sells Out Entire Headlining the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour In Just 10 Days

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Just 10 days after tickets for his 2023 the mockingbird & THE CROW tour went on sale to the general public, HARDY…

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Walker Hayes; Photo via YouTube

WATCH: Walker Hayes Celebrates Seven Years Of Sobriety With Performance Of Unreleased Song, ‘Same Drunk’

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

During Walker Hayes’ recent sold-out show in Cedar Rapids, he celebrated being seven years sober. In honor of reaching this…

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Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen; Photos Provided

2022 CMA Awards: Jimmie Allen, Lainey Wilson, Morgan Wallen & More Among Just-Announced Performers

Posted on October 25, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

The CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, Nov. 9 on ABC.

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Kenny Chesney; Photo Courtesy of ETSU

Kenny Chesney Earns Honorary Doctorate Degree During Surprise Visit To His Alma Mater, East Tennessee State University 

Posted on October 24, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country superstar Kenny Chesney recently paid a visit to East Tennessee State University (ETSU) during the homecoming celebration. He returned…

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by David Lehr

Morgan Wallen Goes Into ‘Album Grind Mode’ After Final Show Of 2022

Posted on October 24, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Let’s get it,” he teased.

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