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.

Jelly Roll, Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs; Photos Provided

Jelly Roll Ties Luke Combs and Morgan Wallen For Most No. 1’s On U.S. Country Radio By A Male Artist In 2023

Posted on December 4, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

These artists dominated the charts in 2023.

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Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant; Photo by Robby Klein with ABC

CMA Country Christmas 2023: How To Watch And Who’s Performing

Posted on December 4, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

This can’t-miss holiday special will feature performances from a slew of country artists, including Jordan Davis and Lady A.

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Photo Courtesy of Lainey Wilson

Lainey Wilson Is The Female Country Artist With The Most No. 1 Hits This Decade

Posted on December 4, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The accolades keep rolling in for Wilson.

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Morgan Wallen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown; Photos Provided

The Best Country Concerts We Saw In 2023

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

These were the best shows we saw throughout the year.

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Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Jelly Roll And Lainey Wilson Soar To No.1 With ‘Save Me’

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The powerful collaboration clinched the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

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RaeLynn and Family; Photo by Laura Moll Courtesy of RaeLynn On Instagram

RaeLynn And Daughter, Daisy, Sport Matching Red Flannel Dresses In Adorable New Family Photoshoot

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

RaeLynn’s holiday photoshoot captures a realistic glimpse into parenting a toddler.

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Memphis; Photo by Laura Moll Courtesy of Jason Aldean on Instagram

Jason Aldean Pens Sweet Birthday Note To His Son Memphis

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Happy birthday to the coolest lil guy I know,” the country star shared.

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Koe Wetzel Puts His Own Genre-Bending Spin On A Trio Of Christmas Classics With ‘Koe Wetzel Presents… Wetzel’s Wonderland’

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The new project was paired with a hilarious video that was written and co-directed by Wetzel.

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Laci Kaye Booth; Photo by Natalie Sakstrup

Laci Kaye Booth Drops Fearless New Single ‘Cigarettes,’ Marking a Transformative New Chapter In Her Career

Posted on December 1, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

““This song tells the story of where I’ve been, who I was, and how I’ve become who I’ve become,” she explains.

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The War and Treaty; Photo by: Katherine Bomboy/NBC

Re-Live The War And Treaty’s Powerful Performance Of ‘If I Can Dream’ From ‘Christmas At Graceland’

Posted on November 30, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

This was a “surreal” experience for the husband and wife duo.

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