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.

Little Big Town, Sugarland; Photo by Becky Fluke

Little Big Town Announces 25th Anniversary Take Me Home Tour With Special Guest, Sugarland

Posted on April 9, 2024

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“We’ll both be playing all our biggest hits and then some,” LBT shared.

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Kevin Mazur_Getty Images for CMT

Kelsea Ballerini Hosts The CMT Awards For The Last Time

Posted on April 8, 2024

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The country star’s big night featured nine glamorous outfit changes and an unforgettable performance.

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Cameron Baird

Morgan Wallen Arrested For Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Conduct In Nashville

Posted on April 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wallen was bonded out at $15,250.

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Sugarland, Little Big Town; Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

Little Big Town And Sugarland Unite On The CMT Music Awards Stage, Make Major Announcement

Posted on April 7, 2024

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The artists debuted their new collaboration and made the announcement everyone has been waiting for,

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Brittney Spencer and Parker McCollum; Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

Parker McCollum And Brittney Spencer Heat Up The CMT Awards With Performance Of ‘Burn It Down’

Posted on April 7, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Viewers were treated to a fiery display of heart-pounding vocals and captivating lyrics.

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Trisha Yearwood; Trisha Yearwood; Photo by Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

Trisha Yearwood Earns June Carter Cash Humanitarian Award, Delivers Performance Debut Of ‘Put It In A Song’

Posted on April 7, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The songstress moved the audience multiple times throughout the night.

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Toby Keith Tribute; Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, Sammy Hagar & More Tribute Toby Keith At 2024 CMT Music Awards

Posted on April 7, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Keith’s family could be seen getting emotional from the audience.

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Krystal Sandubrae, Shelley Covel, Stelen Covel; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for CMT

Family Of Late Country Icon, Toby Keith, Honor His Legacy At 2024 CMT Music Awards

Posted on April 7, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Keith will be honored during the fan-voted award-show with a very special tribute performance.

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Hallie Ray Light, Parker McCollum; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer, getty Images for CMT

Parker McCollum And His Wife, Hallie Ray Light, Step Out In Style At The CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

Posted on April 7, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The parents-to-be are in for an exciting date night.

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Photo Courtesy Of BRELAND

BRELAND ‘Devastated’ After Being Forced To Cancel Friday Night Concert Due To Trailer Accident

Posted on April 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I’m so sorry, but we will no longer be able to perform for you tonight,” he shared in a message to fans on social media.

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