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.

George Strait; Photo by Rick Diamond

WATCH: George Strait Honors First Responders In Emotional New Video for ‘The Weight of the Badge’

Posted on November 2, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

On October 28, also known as First Responders Day, country music icon George Strait gave a tribute to all first…

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Photo Courtesy Steve Holy

Steve Holy Returns with New Holiday Album, ‘A Christmas To Remember’

Posted on October 29, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Best known for his 2000s hits, “Brand New Girlfriend” and “Good Morning Beautiful,” Steve Holy has released his first album…

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Chris Stapleton & wife Morgane; Photo Courtesy Getty Images for CMT

Chris Stapleton and Wife Morgane Celebrate 14th Anniversary With Heartfelt Words

Posted on October 27, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country music superstar Chris Stapleton and his wife, Morgane Stapleton, are celebrating 14 years of love and marriage. Today, both…

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Gary Allan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Gary Allan Moves into Home Previously Owned By Late Country Icon, Conway Twitty

Posted on October 26, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Moving homes can be a strenuous task, but the process is slightly easier when the move is happening just one…

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Reba McEntire, Rex Linn; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Reba McEntire’s ‘Living and Learning’ Podcast Returns to Spotify with a Very Special Guest — Her Boyfriend, Rex Linn

Posted on October 25, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We’re coming out swinging with these first few episodes, so I hope y’all are ready,” she says.

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Shania Twain; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Shania Twain On Early Criticisms and Being Called ‘America’s Best Paid Lap Dancer in Nashville’

Posted on October 23, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Even the most legendary artists, who appear to live the most glamour lives, have had their fair share of dark…

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Dillon Carmichael; Photo by Alex Berger

Dillon Carmichael Channels His Kentucky Upbringing and Love for ’90s Country On Sophomore Album, ‘Son Of A’

Posted on October 22, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I’m so proud of these songs,” Carmichael says.

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Carrie Underwood, KyLea Wissing; Photos via Instagram, TikTok

This Carrie Underwood Doppelgänger On TikTok Has Fans Doing A Double Take

Posted on October 14, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

We all know there can really only be one true Carrie Underwood, but recently the TikTok community has discovered KyLea…

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Reba; Photo via Facebook

Watch Reba McEntire Interview Herself (and Herself!) In Hilarious New Clip

Posted on October 7, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba McEntire interviewed two versions of herself in a hilarious new clip released to social…

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HARDY, Brantley Gilbert, Colt Ford; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

LISTEN: HARDY, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford Tribute Hank Williams and Hank Williams Jr. In New Song, ‘To Hank’

Posted on October 5, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

HARDY has done it again with his star-studded ongoing project, Hixtape: Vol. 2.  The “One Beer” singer recently released the…

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