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.

Cody Johnson; Photo by Jay Trevino

Cody Johnson Leaves His Mark On Nashville With Record-Breaking Bridgestone Arena Performance

Posted on February 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“What you’re doing by sitting right here tonight at the sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena watching me do what I’m doing here tonight, we are changing country music tonight here in Nashville,” Johnson told the sold-out crowd.

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Photo Courtesy The Bluebird Cafe

Here’s Why Music City’s Iconic The Bluebird Cafe Remains Closed

Posted on February 2, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

All shows through at least February 11 have been canceled.

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Luke Bryan; Photo by Jim Wright

Luke Bryan Plots 2024 Mind Of A Country Boy Tour

Posted on February 2, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The superstar enlisted his wife, Caroline, to help him name the tour.

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Lainey Wilson Lands Spot In Super Bowl Commercial

Posted on February 2, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Bell Bottom Country Queen is making her Big Game debut!

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Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett Drops ‘Chapter & Verse,’ Featuring The Luke Combs-Penned ‘Dance Like No One’s Watching’

Posted on February 2, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The albums gives fans a glimpse into Barrett’s life as an artist, wife, and mother.

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Laci Kaye Booth; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Laci Kaye Booth Captures The Essence of Heartbreak In Emotional New Ballad, ‘True Love’

Posted on February 2, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The ‘American Idol’ alum has held on to this song for years and says she’s “truly happy” to finally share it with the world.

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Jelly Roll, Uber Eats; Photo Courtesy YouTube

Jelly Roll Forgets He Has Face Tattoos In Hilarious Super Bowl Commercial

Posted on February 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“What happened to my face?” Jelly Roll questions in the sneak peek clip.

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Dylan Marlowe, Dylan Scott; Photo Provided

Dylan Marlowe And Dylan Scott Light Up Middle Tennessee In Fun-Filled ‘Boys Back Home’ Music Video

Posted on February 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

A fellow country star makes a surprise cameo in the video.

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Music Mayhem

Jason Aldean Announces New Location of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar

Posted on February 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

His wife, Brittany, showcased her excitement upon the announcement.

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Alan Jackson; Photo by Acacia Evans, CMA, Carrie Underwood; Photo by Jeff Johnson , Luke Bryan; Photo by Hunter Berry, Courtesy CMA

Here’s Why Music From Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, & More Was Removed From TikTok

Posted on February 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Universal Music Group is taking a stand against the popular app.

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