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 Jill Trunnell

George Strait Announces Six-Date Stadium Tour with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town: ‘It Was A No-Brainer For Me’

Posted on October 24, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

George Strait will be returning to the road for a six-date trek that’s set to launch next spring. When the…

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Jessie James Decker; Photo by Kayla Schoen/CMA, Billy Currington; Photo by Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images

Jessie James Decker Reunites With Billy Currington On Passionate New Duet, ‘I Still Love You’

Posted on October 24, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“This is the best song/project I’ve ever put out,” Decker promises.

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Elle King Decides To ‘Try Jesus’ In Hilarious New Song and Music Video

Posted on October 21, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

The song will be featured on King’s forthcoming album, ‘Come Get Your Wife.’

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Thomas Rhett Puts Fans In The Christmas Spirit With First Holiday Collection, ‘Merry Christmas, Y’all’

Posted on October 21, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Thomas Rhett is kicking off the holiday season a little early this year. On Friday (Oct. 21), the country star…

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Anne Wilson; Photo by Cameron Powell

Q&A: Anne Wilson Talks Faith, ‘Hey Girl,’ And New Book Inspired By Debut Single, ‘My Jesus’

Posted on October 21, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Anne Wilson has let faith guide her through life and it led her to make the kind of songs that…

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Lily Rose; Photo by : Alanna McCardle

Lily Rose Recalls Hearing The Demo Of Her Latest Release, ‘Whatcha Know About That’: ‘It Was A No Brainer’

Posted on October 21, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Lily Rose steps outside of her comfort zone with her new windows down anthem, “Whatcha Know About That.” As soon…

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Loretta Lynn; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Americana Music

Loretta Lynn’s Public Memorial Service To Feature George Strait, Wynonna Judd, Darius Rucker & More

Posted on October 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country music icon Loretta Lynn passed away at 90 years old in her Tennessee home on Tuesday, October 4. In honor…

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Dierks Bentley, Gold Music Video

WATCH: Dierks Bentley Shares Music Video For Chart-Climbing Single, ‘Gold’

Posted on October 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley just released the music video for his latest single, “Gold.” Directed by Wes Edwards, the video…

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Kane Brown with Family; Photo via Instagram

Kane Brown Opens Up About His Daughters: ‘I Always Wanted To Give Them The Life That I Never Had’

Posted on October 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Growing up, country star Kane Brown was raised by his mother, aunt and grandmother. Now that he’s rising kids of…

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Gary LeVox Visits Tennessee Grocery Store, Surprises Customers with Gift Cards

Posted on October 20, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Rascal Flatts frontman, Gary LeVox, paid a visit to a West Tennessee grocery store on Monday (Oct. 17) to lend a helping…

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