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.

Matt Stell and Mom Lisa Todd

Matt Stell’s Mom is his Biggest Supporter, Until it Comes to his Tattoo

Posted on May 7, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Matt Stell’s mom “came in hot” when he got a surprise tattoo in Vegas.

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Chris Lane and Wife Lauren Prepare for Parenthood with ‘Baby 101’ Class

Posted on May 5, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

In 2019, Chris Lane shared his romantic proposal to wife Lauren on social media, using his single, “Big, Big Plans.”…

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Lindsay Ell; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT, Carly Pearce; Jamie Schramm/CMA

Lindsay Ell Reveals How She and Carly Pearce Bonded Over Their Public Breakups

Posted on May 4, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I have a new best friend,” Ell gushed.

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Photo Courtesy Claire Wright

Exclusive Premiere: Claire Wright Experiences ‘Magic’ and ‘Regret’ in ‘Vice’ Music Video

Posted on April 30, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Life is meant to be enjoyed, so don’t waste it,” country newcomer Claire Wright tells Country Now. “Wherever you’re at,…

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Travis Denning Tips His Hat to Iconic Country Videos of the Early 2000’s with ‘ABBY’

Posted on April 26, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

In order to bring his latest, fan-favorite single, “ABBY,” to life, chart-topping country artist Travis Denning has created a humorous…

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Thomas Rhett; Photo by John Shearer

Thomas Rhett Prepares His Return to Touring with New Music

Posted on April 23, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

After an unusually long break from being on the road, Thomas Rhett is ready to make a return to touring…

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Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini

Kenny Chesney Recalls Being Asked to Sing on Kelsea Ballerini’s ‘Half Of My Hometown’

Posted on April 22, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

The roots of Eastern Tennessee run deep for country superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney. On her 2020 self-titled album,…

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Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson Brings ‘Things a Man Oughta Know’ To Life with Cinematic New Video

Posted on April 21, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Lainey Wilson, named an “Artist to Watch” in 2021 by Country Now, recently released a cinematic music video for her…

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Larry Fleet; Photo by CALEB DONATO

Larry Fleet Gives Heavenly Performance of ‘Where I Find God’ at the Ryman Auditorium

Posted on April 14, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

Larry Fleet recently released a divine performance of his single, “Where I Find God,” live from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Fleet…

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Chase Rice, Florida Georgia Line

Chase Rice and Florida Georgia Line Throw Back Cold Ones in ‘Drinkin’ Beer. Talking’ God. Amen.’ Music Video

Posted on April 9, 2021

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Madeleine O’Connell

There’s nothing quite like sitting around a fire, cracking open some cold ones and just having a good conversation about…

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