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.

Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen

Old Dominion Ignites Chicago’s Allstate Arena With Sold-Out Show On No Bad Vibes Tour

Posted on November 20, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We’re here for no other reason than to have a damn good time with some people that we love.”

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Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Jamie Schramm/CMA

Kelsea Ballerini Says She Was ‘Replaced’ On New Jonas Brothers Duet

Posted on November 20, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The GRAMMY nominee spilled the tea during a recent Instagram Q&A.

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Kingston, Zuma, Apollo; Photo Courtesy of @imagerybyoscar_HCC

Blake Shelton Credits ‘The Voice’ For Leading Him To His Own ‘Brady Bunch’

Posted on November 17, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It literally changed my life in so many ways.”

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Kameron Marlowe; Photo by David McClister

Kameron Marlowe Stuns Fans With His Cover Of Chris Stapleton’s ‘Fire Away’

Posted on November 17, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Stapleton is one of my favorite artists because of the soul that he brings into his music,” Marlowe shared.

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Garth Brooks; Photo Courtesy CBS News Sunday Morning

Garth Brooks Says Everyone Is Welcome At His New Nashville Honky Tonk

Posted on November 17, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star made it clear that this entertainment space will be inclusive to everyone.

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Maren Morris; Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo

Maren Morris Sets the Record Straight: ‘I’ve Not Left Country Music’

Posted on November 17, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I want to take the good parts with me,” Morris shared in a recent interview.

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Photo Courtesy Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson Shares The Story Behind ‘Wildflowers and Wild Horses,’ And Why It Relates To Her Roots

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“This one definitely shows that western side, it takes me back to my childhood,” Wilson shared.

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George Birge, Chayce Beckham, Dillon Carmichael, Corey Kent, Megan Moroney, Conner Smith, Warren Zeiders

Nominees Revealed For New Faces of Country Music 2024

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Country Radio Broadcasters (CRB) announced today that the nominees for the CRS 2024 New Faces of Country Music include George Birge,…

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Toby Keith; Photos Courtesy NBC

Toby Keith To Explore New Treatment Amid Ongoing Cancer Battle

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

In a new interview, the country music icon revealed he’s seeking new treatment in Florida.

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Priscilla Block; Photo by Britton Lee

Priscilla Block Ushers In New Musical Era With ‘Hey, Jack’

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Block admits she’s “evolved a lot” since the release of her debut album.

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