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.

Keith Urban - Carol's Pub

Keith Urban’s Surprise Chicago Show Heightens Anticipation For Upcoming Album

Posted on July 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This was a night to remember!

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Merle Haggard; Promo Photo

Silverthorn Pizza & Pub, Formerly Owned By Country Icon Merle Haggard, Suffers Devastating Fire

Posted on July 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

A local pizza restaurant in Redding, CA that was briefly owned by late country music legend Merle Haggard in the 1980s was reportedly…

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Megan Moroney; Photo by Cece Dawson

Megan Moroney’s ‘Am I Okay?’: 5 Songs That Solidify Her ‘Emo Cowgirl’ Status

Posted on July 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Grab the tissues and prepare to be emotionally wrecked by these songs.

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Colin Stough; Photo by David Bradley

Colin Stough Talks Vulnerability And Sharing Real-Life Stories In His New EP ‘Lookin’ For Home’ [Exclusive]

Posted on July 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I really just wanted to tell a story about my life and how it’s been. I think we really nailed it,” Stough shared.

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Russell Dickerson; Photo by Harper Smith

Russell Dickerson Shares The Story Behind ‘Bones,’ Reveals His Wife’s Sweet Reaction To The Song [Exclusive]

Posted on July 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This may be Dickerson’s most special song yet.

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Lindsay Ell, Shania Twain; Photos Courtesy Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell Reflects On Her Dream-Come-True Journey Of Touring Alongside Shania Twain

Posted on July 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“My 10-year-old self is speechless,” she admitted.

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Brad Tursi, Photo by Marina Chavez

Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi To Release First-Ever Solo Project, ‘Parallel Love’

Posted on July 11, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The award-winning artist, guitarist, and songwriter admits this collection is 10 years in the making.

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Tucker Wetmore, Conner Smith; Photo by Cooper Smith

Conner Smith Teams Up With Tucker Wetmore On New Song ‘Steal My Thunder’ From ‘Twisters’ Movie Album

Posted on July 10, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Smith admits adding Wetmore to the song “took it to a new level.”

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Photos Courtesy Lainey Wilson/ Instagram

WATCH: Lainey Wilson Chronicles Heartfelt Love Story In Back-To-Back Music Videos For ‘Hang Tight Honey’ And ‘4x4xU’

Posted on July 10, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson’s latest music videos are interconnected, so make sure to watch them consecutively.

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Gypsy Rose Blanchard; Photo via Instagram

Gypsy Rose Blanchard Announces Pregnancy Using Eric Church’s ‘Two Pink Lines’

Posted on July 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Sitting around waiting on two pink lines….”

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