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.

BRELAND; Photo by Jimmy Fontaine

BRELAND Hopes To ‘Inspire’ with Debut Album, ‘Cross Country’

Posted on September 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

After putting in two and a half years of work, BRELAND has released his highly-anticipated debut album, Cross Country. The title…

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Kolby Cooper; Photo by Gabriel Muniz Photography

Kolby Cooper Releases His ‘Favorite Music Yet’ On Label Debut Album

Posted on September 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kolby Cooper is riding the fast-track to success. He went from recording his first EP at 18 years old using…

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Morgan Wallen, Larry Fleet; Photo by David Lehr

Larry Fleet Shares Live Rendition Of ‘Where I Find God’ Featuring Morgan Wallen

Posted on September 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Larry Fleet surprised fans with the new live duet of his breakout single, “Where I Find God” featuring Morgan Wallen….

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Madison Kozak; Photo by Kate Gallaher

Madison Kozak Completes Latest Collection With Mature Single, ‘What Does Sorry Mean’

Posted on September 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Madison Kozak is on the verge of greatness and the mindset shift she displays in her current singles proves that….

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Carly Pearce; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Kelly Clarkson; Photo by Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Kelsea Ballerini Announces ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home’ Collaboration With Carly Pearce And Kelly Clarkson

Posted on September 9, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Ballerini called the track “a sassbomb yeehaw collab moment.”

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Montgomery Gentry; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Eddie Montgomery Remembers Troy Gentry On The Anniversary Of His Death

Posted on September 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Gentry passed away on this day in 2017.

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Jordan Davis; Photo Provided

Jordan Davis’ ‘Buy Dirt’ Earns Him CMA Nominations For Second Year In A Row: ‘I Was Pumped’

Posted on September 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Buy Dirt” is a career-changing song for Jordan Davis.

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Justin Moore; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Justin Moore Earns 11th No. 1 With Current Single, ‘With A Woman You Love’

Posted on September 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Justin Moore watched his recent release, “With A Woman You Love” climb the country radio charts all the way up to…

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Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy CMA

Miranda Lambert Remains The Most-Nominated Female Artist In CMA Awards History

Posted on September 7, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Lambert has earned a total of 61 CMA Awards nominations to date.

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Bobby Bones, Caitlin Estell; Photo via Instagram, Bobby Bones; Photo Courtesy TODAY on Twitter

Bobby Bones Co-Hosts ‘TODAY’ Show With Support From His Wife, Caitlin

Posted on September 6, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Bobby Bones’ wife, Catlin proudly stood by him in support as he served as a guest co-host on the TODAY…

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