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.

Mitchell Tenpenny; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Mitchell Tenpenny Talks ‘We Got History,’ Life On The Road, & More On The Pupdate

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Tenpenny delves into his hottest releases, spills the secrets behind his latest music videos, and shares the stage with the cutest co-stars—rescue puppies!

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Megan Moroney, Ella Langley, Alana Springsteen, Ashley Cooke; Photos Provided

10 Rising Female Stars Shaping the Future of Country Music

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here are 10 rising female country artists who are breaking boundaries, empowering the genre, and carrying forward the legacy of those who came before them.

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Jason Aldean, Kid Rock; Photos via Facebook

Jason Aldean And Kid Rock To Bring ‘Rock The Country’ Festival To Small Towns Across The U.S.

Posted on November 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The upcoming festivals will also feature performances by artists such as Miranda Lambert, Hank Williams Jr., and more.

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Jelly Roll Joins Craig Morgan For Unforgettable Performance Of ‘Almost Home’ In Honor Of Veterans Day

Posted on November 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The moving tribute was filmed at the Grand Ole Opry and aired on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

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Chris Lane Reflects On Four Years Of Marriage With Lauren Lane, Shares An Update On Life At Home With Two Sons

Posted on November 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Chris said he and Lauren have a “beautiful life” ahead of them.

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Barmageddon Season 2; Photo Courtesy USA Network

How To Watch Blake Shelton’s Celebrity Game Show, ‘Barmageddon’

Posted on November 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Barmageddon is back with an all-new season of round of rowdy bar games played by celebrity guests. Blake Shelton and Carson Daly…

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Jonas Brothers, Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Ashley Gellman

Unexpected Collaboration: Jonas Brothers And Bailey Zimmerman Unite On ‘Strong Enough’

Posted on November 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The sibling trio said it was a “blast” working with Zimmerman.

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See Jelly Roll’s Emotional Reaction To First-Ever GRAMMY Nominations

Posted on November 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

This news comes in the midst of a monumental week for Jelly Roll.

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Chris Stapleton; Photo Courtesy CMA, Hunter Berry

Chris Stapleton Reaches New Heights On ‘Higher’

Posted on November 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Stapleton sweetly dedicated the 14-track project to his wife, Morgane.

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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Allister Ann

Kenny Chesney Announces Long-Awaited New Single, ‘Take Her Home’

Posted on November 9, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It was everything life is made of in less than four minutes,” Chesney said of the song.

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