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.

Parker McCollum; Photo by Jim Wright

Parker McCollum On Writing Sad Songs and How A Past Breakup With His Now-Wife Inspired His New Single, ‘Handle On You’

Posted on August 23, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

When Parker McCollum wrote his latest single, “Handle On You,” he was in a dark place, and rekindling the flame…

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Photo Courtesy Luke Bryan, Fendt

Luke Bryan Is Selling Popcorn Harvested On His Tennessee Farm For A Good Cause

Posted on August 23, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Maybe one day, if I’m the modern-day Orville Redenbacher, maybe this will turn into a multi-billion-dollar popcorn enterprise,” Bryan joked.

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Dierks Bentley, Evie; Photos by Nancy Eaton

WATCH: Dierks Bentley and His 13-Year-Old Daughter Evie Join Forces To Sing Pink Hit During Beers On Me Tour

Posted on August 22, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Like father like daughter!

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Blake Shelton - No Body

WATCH: Blake Shelton Rocks A Mullet And Cowboy Hat For ’90s-Inspired ‘No Body’ Music Video

Posted on August 22, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“No Body” is guaranteed to be Shelton’s next big radio hit.

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Keith Urban; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Music Mayhem

Keith Urban Recalls The Moment He First Heard ‘Brown Eyes Baby,’ Talks New Album, Taking His Family On The Road, and More

Posted on August 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

This year, Keith Urban has proved once again that he is more than just a performer, he’s an entertainer who…

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Justin Moore; Photo by Cody Villalobos

Exclusive: Justin Moore Talks ‘With A Woman You Love,’ Balancing Family Life with His Career, and New Music

Posted on August 18, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Moore teased his upcoming album, revealing that two duets will be featured on the project.

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Chase Rice; Photos via YouTube

WATCH: Chase Rice Documents His Travels From Key West To Colorado In New Music Video

Posted on August 17, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chase Rice evokes the sentimental feelings of the great American road trip in the music video for his latest single,…

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Corey Kent; Photo Provided

Corey Kent Reflects On Life-Changing Success Of ‘Wild As Her:’ ‘It’s Pretty Crazy’

Posted on August 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I don’t think you ever anticipate putting a song out that’s gonna change your life,” Kent admits.

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Photo Courtesy Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley Stresses The Importance Of ‘Being Present’ With New Single, ‘Gold’

Posted on August 8, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Gold” sets the tone for Bentley’s upcoming 10th studio album.

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Travis Denning; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Travis Denning Stays ‘Honest and True’ To Himself On New EP, ‘Might As Well Be Me’

Posted on August 5, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I’ve got a lot to sing about,” the rising star admits.

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