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.

Randy Houser, Charly Reynolds, Niko Moon, Kasey Tyndall; Photos Provided

New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now: Randy Houser, Charly Reynolds, Niko Moon, Kasey Tyndall & More

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

While soaking up the last few moments of summer, make sure to roll the windows down and blast the abundance…

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Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Chris Ashlee

Bailey Zimmerman Shows True Honesty In New Song, ‘Never Leave,’ Surprises Fans With Debut EP Announcement

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Fans recently received two surprises when Bailey Zimmerman first revealed he would be dropping his highly-anticipated song, “Never Leave” and…

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Chase Matthew; Photo by Justin Mayotte

Chase Matthew Proves He Was ‘Born For This’ As He Watches His Dreams Come True: ‘It’s A Blessing’

Posted on September 19, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chase Matthew has been planting the seeds of his musical talent and he’s finally starting to see himself grow and…

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Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Scotty McCreery Releases New Song, ‘Nothin’ Right,’ Announces ‘Same Truck’ Deluxe Album

Posted on September 17, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Scotty McCreery surprised fans with the announcement that his 2021 Same Truck project isn’t finished yet. This fall, he will be dropping…

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Luke Bryan, Jameson Rodgers; Photo by Chris Brown

WATCH: Jameson Rodgers Shares Full-Circle Moment With Luke Bryan On The Farm Tour

Posted on September 17, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Jameson Rodgers shared a memorable on-stage moment with Luke Bryan during the first night of Bryan’s Farm Tour.  In the…

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Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen; Photo via Facebook, Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Teases Jimmie Allen Collab On Denim & Rhinestones Tour: ‘We May Even Get Together On Stage’

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It would be a shame not to get to sing with him while we’re on stage,” she said.

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Conner Smith; Photo by Jack Owens

Conner Smith Talks ‘Take It Slow,’ Reflects On ‘Unreal’ Experience Touring With Thomas Rhett

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Smith surprised fans with the release of an acoustic version of his new single, “Take It Slow,” with Ryan Hurd.

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Little Big Town; Photo by Blair Getz Mezibov

Little Big Town Strives To ‘Shine A Light On Better Days Ahead’ With Latest Album, ‘Mr. Sun’

Posted on September 16, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Little Big Town delivers a refreshing sense of warmth and new beginnings in their latest album, Mr. Sun.  Band members Karen…

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Kelsea Ballerini, Photos by Leslee Mitchell/The Spruce

PHOTOS: See Inside Kelsea Ballerini’s New Nashville Farmhouse: ‘It’s Just Enough For This Chapter Of Life’

Posted on September 15, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kelsea Ballerini is starting fresh and returning to her roots with her new modern farmhouse in Nashville. For The Spruce’s first digital…

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Spencer Crandall; Photo by Nina Long

Spencer Crandall Announces ‘Western’ Album Ahead Of Opry Debut

Posted on September 15, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Y’all have no idea how long I’ve waited to share this news” Crandall shared.

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