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.

BRELAND; Photo by Hunter Berry, CMA

Breland Strives To ‘Create Music Without Borders,’ Wants Country Music To Be For Everyone

Posted on February 18, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I want to be a unifier between cultures, to be able to have music that has a diverse audience of people from all different backgrounds and different music interests,” Breland shared.

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Walker Montgomery; Photo by David McClister Photo

Walker Montgomery Announces ‘Rust’ EP, Debuts ‘Blue Eyed Blue Jean Gone’ Lyric Video

Posted on February 18, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

When his Simple Town EP dropped in 2018,  Walker Montgomery was just a freshman in college with a passion for…

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Trisha Yearwood, Lauren Alaina, Dolly Parton

Lauren Alaina Has Emotional Grand Ole Opry Induction by Trisha Yearwood, Receives Message From Dolly Parton

Posted on February 13, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Most little girls dream of their weddings, I dreamed of this,” Alaina emotionally shared.

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Dustin Lynch; Photo by The Dwyers

Dustin Lynch Finds the ‘Blue In The Sky’ On Optimistic New Album

Posted on February 13, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I’m in a very happy place and an optimistic place in my life personally,” Lynch shared.

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Luke Bryan Las Vegas Rehearsals

Luke Bryan Says His Las Vegas Residency Is ‘Something Unlike I’ve Ever Been A Part Of’

Posted on February 11, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I’ve never been a part of something so technologically amazing,” he admitted.

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Jimmie Allen and Wife, Lexi Allen; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Jimmie Allen Claps Back After Troll Says His Wife Is Only With Him For The Money

Posted on February 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

GRAMMY nominee Jimmie Allen has found himself in the spotlight from all his recent success in the industry, although he…

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Levi Hummon; Photo by Levi Hummon; Photo by Kate Dearman

Levi Hummon Shares the Story Behind New Post-Breakup Jam, ‘Bottled Up’

Posted on February 10, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I feel like we really nailed it,” Hummon admitted.

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Muscadine Bloodline; Photo by Wales Toney

Muscadine Bloodline Digs Deep For Sophomore Album, ‘Dispatch to 16th Ave.’

Posted on February 4, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Fans may think they know Muscadine Bloodline, but with their latest full-length album, Dispatch to 16th Ave., band members Gary Stanton…

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Carly Pearce; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Carly Pearce Reveals Why She Stays ‘Real And Raw’ On Social Media

Posted on January 27, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

In the current days of social media with all the easy access to various editing apps and programs, it’s hard…

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Photo Courtesy Brandon Ray

How Brandon Ray’s ‘Stories’ Became the Theme Song for the Launch Of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network

Posted on January 18, 2022

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Madeleine O’Connell

Brandon Ray’s latest release, “Stories” has become the track behind the launch of  the Magnolia Network, Discovery’s joint venture with…

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