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.

Ella Langley, Kameron Marlowe; Photo Courtesy YouTube

Kameron Marlowe And Ella Langley Ignite Their Tension-Filled Emotions In New ‘Strangers’ Music Video

Posted on February 23, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The rising stars put their acting skills to the test in the just-released clip.

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Darius Rucker; Photo by Jim Wright

What To Expect From Darius Rucker’s Memoir, ‘Life’s Too Short’

Posted on February 23, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Rucker is ready to give fans an unfiltered look at his life.

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Photo Courtesy Of Jordan Davis

Jordan Davis Dreams Of A World Where ‘Good News Sold’

Posted on February 22, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This is a song that Davis felt compelled to record.

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Randy Travis, Oliver Anthony; Photo Courtesy Randy Travis

Country Icon Randy Travis Surprises At Oliver Anthony’s Sold-Out Nashville Concert

Posted on February 22, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Anthony admitted he “can’t believe this is real life” after Travis made a surprise appearance at this concert.

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Grace Bowers; Photo by Dokk Savage/CBS

Meet Grace Bowers: The 17-Year-Old Guitarist Taking The Music Industry by Storm

Posted on February 21, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Discover the remarkable journey of guitarist Grace Bowers as she leaves her mark on the industry, one strum at a time.

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Firerose Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Who Is Firerose? Meet Billy Ray Cyrus’ Wife

Posted on February 21, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Meet Billy Ray Cyrus’ wife, the Australian born singer/songwriter, Firerose.

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Dolly Parton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

The History Of ‘I Will Always Love You’ By Dolly Parton 

Posted on February 21, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I Will Always Love You” is undoubtedly one of the most iconic songs of all time.

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Emily Ann Roberts; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Emily Ann Roberts Shares Top Five Touring Essentials Ahead Of Blake Shelton Tour

Posted on February 21, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Food and fashion are top priorities for the rising star.

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Photo Courtesy Of Beyoncé

Beyoncé Makes History As The First Black Woman To Earn A No. 1 On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

Posted on February 21, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Texas native replaced Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves’ duet “I Remember Everything” in the No.1 spot.

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Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, Dave Marrs, Jenny Marrs, Gabrielle Mooney, Gabrielle's husband Graylan Stone and her father Rick Mooney of Rick Mooney Construction; Photo by Rivr Media

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Surprises Sister Gabrielle With Dream Home Renovation After Near-Death Scare

Posted on February 20, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The renovation was documented on HGTV’s ‘Fixer to Fabulous.’

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