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.

George Birge; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

George Birge Hits the Airwaves With ‘Cowboy Songs’

Posted on March 13, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here’s a deeper look into the “Cowboy Songs,” Birge’s favorite song he’s ever written.

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Kane Brown, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Carly Pearce Steps In For Katelyn Brown, Sings ‘Thank God’ With Kane Brown At C2C Festival

Posted on March 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I was so happy to sing this one this weekend while Katelyn is getting closer & closer to baby #3,” Pearce shared.

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Jelly Roll; Photos via TikTok

See Inside The Journey Of Jelly Roll’s Mouth Transformation

Posted on March 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I want a pretty smile,” Jelly Roll declared.

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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy of YouTube, Wildflowers and Wild Horses

Lainey Wilson Embarks On A Mysterious Journey In Cinematic Music Video For ‘Wildflowers And Wild Horses’

Posted on March 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“This one has always been about grit, determination, and forging your own path so we had to have a video to match,” Wilson explains.

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Josh Turner; Photo Provided

Josh Turner Shares How A Vocal Chord Injury Became a Blessing in Disguise

Posted on March 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I thought my dreams were crushed,” Turner admits.

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Eric Church; Photo by Anthony D'Angio

Eric Church Announces ‘One Of A Kind’ 19-Show Residency At His Nashville Bar, Chief’s

Posted on March 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It’s the most unique show I’ll probably ever do, and I’m excited to enjoy this chapter of what Chief’s will be,” Church explains.

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Kane Brown; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Kane Brown Earns His 11th No. 1 Single With ‘I Can Feel It’

Posted on March 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This top-charting achievement follows a string of milestone celebrations for the country star.

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Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time, Garth Brooks - Ropin The Wind

Morgan Wallen Breaks Garth Brooks’ Record For Most Weeks At No. 1 On Billboard 200 With ‘One Thing At A Time’ Album

Posted on March 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wallen’s ‘One Thing At A Time’ album has now spent its 19 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

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Photo Courtesy Of Clare Dunn

Clare Dunn Exposes The Dark Side Of The Country Music Industry 

Posted on March 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The singer/songwriter is speaking her truth on the “corruption” in the music industry.

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Blake Shelton; Photos Courtesy of X

Blake Shelton Clears Up Confusion About His Upcoming Oklahoma Concert

Posted on March 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I thought I’d hop on here and clear the air,” Shelton shared in a video message.

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