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.

Priscilla Block; Photo Provided

Priscilla Block Releases Intoxicating Breakup Anthem, ‘Wish You Were the Whiskey’

Posted on April 8, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

One of country music’s hottest new talents, Priscilla Block, has released her highly anticipated new song, “Wish You Were the…

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Brian Kelley; Photo By Ben Christensen

Brian Kelley Gives A ‘Snapshot’ Into His World With Debut Solo EP, ‘BK’s Wave Pack’

Posted on April 6, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley is ready to coast into summer with the release of his debut solo EP, BK’s…

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Canaan Smith; Photo by Kurt Ozan

Canaan Smith Poured His Heart Into ‘High Country Sound’: ‘I Had More To Say Than Ever Before’

Posted on April 2, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“At this point, I’m so proud that I have a cumulative 12-song piece of work that will be at the…

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Ashley McBryde; Photo by Katie Kessel

Ashley McBryde Hilariously Recalls the Worst Venue She’s Ever Played: ‘I Booked It Sign Unseen’

Posted on April 1, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Ashley McBryde recently offered some insight into her latest single and shared the story behind one of the…

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Mitchell Tenpenny; Photo via Instagram

Mitchell Tenpenny Reveals the Special Meaning Behind His New ‘Bucket List’ Tattoo

Posted on April 1, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Mitchell Tenpenny kicked off the new year strong with the release of his single, “Bucket List.” The inspiring song was…

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Pryor & Lee; Photo by Jeremy Cowart

Pryor & Lee Discuss How Their Love for Dogs Inspired Their Latest Single

Posted on March 31, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Throughout the past year, it hasn’t been easy to be close to the people we love. Luckily, many have gotten…

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Brett Young; Photo by David Bradley

Brett Young Answers 40 Questions for His 40th Birthday

Posted on March 30, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Country superstar Brett Young recently stepped onto the stage for the Country Now Live series. Before his remarkable performance though, he…

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Breland, Mickey Guyton

Mickey Guyton and Breland Collaborate on ‘Cross Country’ Remix

Posted on March 26, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Genre-fluid artist Breland and Grammy-nominated artist Mickey Guyton have come together to blur the lines of musical genres with a…

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LANCO

LANCO Brings ‘Near Mrs.’ To Life with New Video Featuring Their Wives and Families

Posted on March 22, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Amidst their dazzling performance of their latest single, “Near Mrs.,” LANCO incorporated footage of the leading ladies behind the song…

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Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter Thinking Bout You

Dustin Lynch Gives Second Life to ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ with New Single Featuring MacKenzie Porter

Posted on March 19, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

‘I knew we needed to shine a light on this song,” Lynch explains.

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