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.

Gabby Barrett; Photo by Robby Klein

Everything We Know About Gabby Barrett’s ‘Chapter & Verse’ Album

Posted on January 10, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This project marks Barrett’s second full-length album.

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Photo Courtesy Garth Brooks

The Story Behind The Double Meaning Of Garth Brooks’ Timeless Ballad, ‘The Dance’

Posted on January 10, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“The Dance” is one of Brooks’ most iconic hits.

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Tigirlily Gold; Photo by Jared Olson_

Tigirlily Gold Reflects on the Therapeutic and Empowering Message of ‘I Tried A Ring On’

Posted on January 10, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The duo takes listeners on a journey to healing through their brand new single.

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Hunter Hayes with his late dog, Cole; Photo Courtesy Facebook

Hunter Hayes Pens Emotional Tribute To His Late Greyhound Companion, Cole

Posted on January 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

See his goodbye to his beloved “distinguished gentleman.”

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Alan Jackson, Zac Brown; Photo by Glen Rose, Courtesy of Facebook

A Look Back At The Night Alan Jackson Surprised Zac Brown With A ’66 Cadillac El Dorado

Posted on January 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Brown was in shock over the generous gift.

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Parker McCollum and Hallie Ray; Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Parker McCollum Enjoys A Tropical Getaway With Wife Hallie Ray Ahead Of 2024 Tour

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The lovebirds are soaking up the sun in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Luke Bryan performs the Medley “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day,” “One Margarita,” “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Play It Again,” and “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” at “The 57th Annual CMA Awards,” live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, November 8, 2023 on ABC.

Luke Bryan Reveals If He’ll Tour In 2024 After Wrapping Record-Breaking Las Vegas Residency

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Bryan’s two-year headlining run in Las Vegas has concluded.

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Annie Bosko; Photo by Ford Fairchild

Annie Bosko Unapologetically Leans Into Her Country Roots On Self-Titled Debut EP

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Bosko will celebrate the release with a performance of “Neon Baby” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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Reba, Bryce Leatherwood; Photo Courtesy Bryce Leatherwood, Instagram

Bryce Leatherwood Recalls The Moment ‘Queen’ Reba McEntire Made His Day

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

McEntire shared some surprising news with the emerging artist.

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Zach Top; Photo by Citizen Kane Wayne

Introducing Zach Top: The Rising Star Bringing Real Country Music Back To Country Radio

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Top is reshaping the current country music landscape by bringing ’90s country back to the spotlight with his debut single, “Sounds Like The Radio.”

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