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 Claims Miranda Lambert is the ‘Dolly Parton of My Generation’

Posted on July 29, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

The “Gold Chain Cowboy” Parker McCollum, gives high praise to country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, calling her “the Dolly [Parton]…

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Kevin Costner; Photo Courtesy Yellowstone

Kevin Costner is Taking His ‘Yellowstone’ Inspired Album on the Road

Posted on July 27, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Singer, songwriter and actor Kevin Costner is bringing his Yellowstone-inspired music to the stage with his band, Modern West. Since…

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MacKenzie Porter; Photo by Bree Marie Fish

Five Things You Need To Know About MacKenzie Porter

Posted on July 27, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Canadian-born country singer  MacKenzie Porter has been taking the industry by storm. She joined Dustin Lynch on the infectious “Thinking…

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Caleb Kennedy; Photo by American Idol, ABC

Caleb Kennedy Admits He ‘Wasn’t Ready’ for the ‘American Idol’ Experience

Posted on July 14, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“There’s no way to emotionally prepare for Idol,” he says.

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Miranda Lambert, Elle King; Photo Courtesy ACM Awards

Elle King Talks Collaborating with Miranda Lambert and Diving Head First Into the Country Genre

Posted on July 7, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Singer/songwriter and mom-to-be, Elle King has made a huge step in immersing herself in the country music community with her…

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Eric Church; Photo Courtesy ACM Awards

Eric Church Shares the Story Behind His Nostalgic New Single, ‘Heart On Fire’

Posted on July 7, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country music superstar Eric Church has released his single, “Heart on Fire,” the latest release off of his three part…

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Brian Kelley; Photo by Ben Christensen

Brian Kelley Digs Up Florida Roots for Solo Album, ‘Sunshine State of Mind’

Posted on June 25, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I didn’t want to wait until I’m 50 to put out a record,” Kelley shares. “I didn’t want to wonder.”

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Kameron Marlowe; Tequila Talkin' (Official Video)

Kameron Marlowe Finds Love in the Florida Keys in New ‘Tequila Talkin” Music Video

Posted on June 22, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kameron Marlowe brings life to his charming single of the summer, “Tequila Talkin’” with the release of a romantic music…

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Dierks Bentley, Baylee Barradas; Photo via Instagram

Dierks Bentley Bids Heartbreaking Farewell to Cancer-Stricken Fan with Private Bedside Concert

Posted on June 21, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Rest In Peace Baylee Barradas,” Bentley wrote about his lifelong friend.

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo by Trae Patton, NBC

Blake Shelton Says Working with Gwen Stefani Makes Him Feel Like a ‘Kid on Christmas Morning’

Posted on June 10, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are undoubtedly one of the most popular couples in music. Fans have watched their relationship…

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