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.

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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Mickey Guyton Presents Linda Martell with CMT’s Equal Play Award at 2021 CMT Music Awards

Posted on June 10, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

This year’s CMT Equal Play Award goes to country music pioneer Linda Martell, in honor of her boundary-defying achievements throughout…

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Lathan Warlick Works To Create ‘Unity’ With First Country Collab Project, ‘My Way’

Posted on June 7, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Christian rapper, Lathan Warlick’s My Way EP has blended the genres of hip hop and country together, with the help…

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Casi Joy Talks Latest Single, ‘The Money’ And Her New Home On Wheels

Posted on June 4, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

After this past year, which has been a slow time in the music industry, The Voice alum, Casi Joy has…

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