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.

Ashley Cooke; Photo by Hayley Gjertsen

Ashley Cooke Lights Up Chicago’s Joe’s On Weed St. With Electrifying Headlining Debut

Posted on October 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

As part of her Shot In The Dark Tour, this performance drew one of the up-and-coming star’s biggest audiences to date.

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Keith Urban, Dolly Parton; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Keith Urban Reveals How He Personally Asked Dolly Parton To Present Him As A Member Of The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Posted on October 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“You miss a hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.”

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Keith Urban, Kix Brooks, Rafe Van Hoy, Casey Beathard, David Lee Murphy; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Keith Urban, Kix Brooks & Casey Beathard Among Those Inducted Into The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame

Posted on October 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The star-studded event took place in the heart of Nashville on October 11.

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Luke Combs, Eric Church; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Luke Combs Reveals the Story Behind ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ And How It Almost Landed In The Hands Of Eric Church

Posted on October 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

It appears that Combs and Church both fell in love with the emotionally-charged tune.

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Tiera Kennedy; Photo by Alexa Campbell

Tiera Kennedy Reflects On Her Musical Journey As She Readies Her Forthcoming Debut Album

Posted on October 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kennedy is certain her younger self would be proud of what she’s accomplished since moving to Nashville just seven years ago.

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Jay Allen, Billy Currington; Photo Courtesy Facebook

Jay Allen Experiences A Full-Circle Moment With Billy Currington At Elevation Beaver Creek

Posted on October 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“8 years ago this guy saved my life,” the rising singer shared.

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Clint Black; Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Country Music Icon Clint Black Announces Unique Celebration In Honor Of Upcoming Career Milestone

Posted on October 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Black will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his debut album in a BIG way.

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Lainey Wilson, Luke Combs; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Luke Combs

Lainey Wilson Ties Luke Combs For The Most No.1s On U.S. Country Radio In 2023 So Far

Posted on October 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The superstars and former tour mates are dominating the country radio charts.

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Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Scotty McCreery To Kick Off 2024 With Headlining Cab In A Solo Tour

Posted on October 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The upcoming trek is named after the country star’s current single of the same name.

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Laine Hardy; Photo Courtesy Instagram

‘American Idol’ Winner Laine Hardy Shares Message With Fans, Say He Is ‘Looking Forward’ To The ‘Next Chapter’ Of His Life

Posted on October 9, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Louisiana native says he’s been leaning on his faith throughout the past few years.

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