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.

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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Photo Courtesy Clint Black

Country Legend Clint Black To Honor His Triple Platinum Debut Album With 35th Anniversary World Tour

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Time flies when you’re…Killin’ Time!” Black shared upon the announcement.

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Bryce Leatherwood; Photos via Instagram

Bryce Leatherwood Covers His ‘Favorite’ Cody Johnson Song, ‘The Painter’

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The rising star felt inspired to cover this tune after seeing Johnson take the stage at the CMA Awards.

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Chapel Hart; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Chapel Hart Bids Farewell To Industry Pressures, Makes Decision To Make Music on Their Own Terms

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We’re not here to get famous. We’re here to serve the people,” Danica Hart declared.

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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Catherine Powell

Kenny Chesney To Close Out 2024 Tour With An Unprecedented Three-Night Finale at Gillette Stadium

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I can’t wait to spend an entire weekend in one place with all of No Shoes Nation.”

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