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.

Blake Shelton; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Blake Shelton Recalls a Time When He ‘Resented’ Touring: ‘It Was Just Crazy’

Posted on June 2, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I mean, there was never a day off,” he recalled.

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Shania Twain Teases the ‘Best Album’ She’s Ever Made

Posted on June 2, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

The iconic Shania Twain has revealed that she is gearing up to deliver a brand new album, which both her…

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Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner; Photo by Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Gabby Barrett Prepares To Bring Daughter, Baylah May, On Tour

Posted on May 29, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“She will definitely be with us,” Barrett revealed.

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Chris Bandi; Photo Midtown Motion

Chris Bandi Reveals His Emotional Single, ‘Would Have Loved Her,’ Almost Didn’t Happen

Posted on May 27, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

During a recent interview on Connect with Country Now on the CTRL_Music_ Twitch channel, Chris Bandi dove into the details…

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Jake Owen; Photo by Jamie Schram, CMA

Jake Owen’s Wedding Date Is Still TBD, But He Has Two Simple Requests for the Big Day

Posted on May 26, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

In addition to working on new music and adding concert dates to his calendar, Jake Owen is also preparing for…

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Morgan Wallen’s Mom Tells Fans To ‘Turn Off’ Their TVs Following the Singer’s Three Billboard Music Awards Wins

Posted on May 23, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Don’t watch the filth that will be shown on the Billboard Award show,” she wrote.

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Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Carly Pearce Admits She ‘Hated’ Kelsea Ballerini When They First Met — But That Quickly Changed

Posted on May 21, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I wanted what she had so bad,” Pearce admitted.

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Callista Clark; Photo by Ford Fairchild

Callista Clark On Her Breakout Success: ‘It’s All Very Surreal’

Posted on May 19, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

If you haven’t heard the name Callista Clark, you will soon. Clark is on the rise in the music industry…

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan; Photo via YouTube

Jason Aldean Pranks Luke Bryan in the Middle of 1,800 Acres in Hilarious ‘Prank Wars’ Video

Posted on May 12, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Guess who’s gonna wake up all by himself? Mr. “Country boy shake it for me,” Aldean quips.  

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Eight Country Music Videos that Feature Moms

Posted on May 9, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Where would we be with our biggest supporters? What would we do without the women who were there for us…

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