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.

Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy Instagram, Luke Combs; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Top 5 Country Tours Of 2023

Posted on November 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs top the just-released list compiled by Billboard Boxscore.

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Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson; Photos Courtesy NBC

How To Watch ‘Christmas At Graceland,’ Featuring Kane Brown, Lainey Wilson & More

Posted on November 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here’s how to watch.

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Brett Eldredge’s Holiday Wishlist Unveiled: Here’s What Mr. Christmas Hopes To Find Under His Tree

Posted on November 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Eldredge’s list includes practical items like an air fryer oven as well as a special gift for his dog, Edgar.

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Blake Shelton - Time for Her to Come Home for Christmas

How To Watch The Newest Blake Shelton-Produced Hallmark Film, ‘Time For Her To Come Home For Christmas’

Posted on November 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We’ve got a brand new movie coming y’alls way!!!!,” Shelton excitedly shared.

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Dylan Scott; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Dylan Scott Secures Fourth No. 1 Single With Platinum Certified, ‘Can’t Have Mine’

Posted on November 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Thank you, Jesus,” the country star shared upon hearing the news.

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Photo Courtesy Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Celebrates Biggest Album Debut To Date As ‘Rockstar’ Lands At The Top Of Six Different Billboard Charts

Posted on November 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country legend noted that these accomplishments are a “big thrill.”

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jason Aldean Announces Extended Highway Desperado Tour Dates

Posted on November 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Tickets for the upcoming trek go on sale beginning Friday, December 1.

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LeAnn Rimes; Photo Courtesy Facebook

LeAnn Rimes’ Candid Confessions: Rehab, Stage Fright, Growing Up In The Spotlight & More

Posted on November 24, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The two-time GRAMMY winner held nothing back during her recent appearance on the Happy Place podcast.

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Martina McBride; Photo by Terry Wyatt, Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 1

Martina McBride Shares How She’s Preparing For Massive 17-Dish Thanksgiving Feast

Posted on November 22, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

McBride even created a Thanksgiving timeline to ensure the day goes smoothly.

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Photo Courtesy Morgan Wallen, Instagram

Morgan Wallen Commands Billboard Year-End Charts

Posted on November 21, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country superstar is ending the year on a high note.

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