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.

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Toby Keith’s Legacy Lives On: ’35 Biggest Hits’ Claims No. 1 Spot on Billboard 200

Posted on February 13, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This is the late country star’s first No.1 on the chart since 2010.

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Lauren Alaina, Cam Arnold; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Lauren Alaina Takes Fans Inside Her Romantic Hawaiian Honeymoon

Posted on February 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“One week of being MAUI’d to you,” the newlywed shared in a message to her husband Cam Arnold.

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Alan Jackson and Wife Denise; Photo Courtesy Facebook

Alan Jackson And Wife Denise Reveal Major Family News

Posted on February 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Jackson was all smiles when making this announcement.

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Sam Williams, Carter Faith; Photo by Spencer Miller

Sam Williams and Carter Faith Deliver a Modern Take On An Iconic Tammy Wynette Tune

Posted on February 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Hear their cover of “’Til I Can Make It On My Own.”

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Cissie Lynn, Loretta Lynn; Photo Courtesy Loretta Lynn Instagram

Clara Marie, Daughter Of Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn, Undergoes ‘Critical Surgery’

Posted on February 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Lynn family is asking for prayers once again.

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Beyoncé Taps Into Her Texas Roots With Release Of Two New Tracks

Posted on February 12, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The global music icon also announced plans to release a new album dubbed ‘Act II’ and fans think it’s a country-inspired project.

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Nate Smith; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Nate Smith Attempts To Conquer A Brutal Heartbreak In Anthemic, ‘Bulletproof,’ Announces ‘Through The Smoke’ EP

Posted on February 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Smith’s latest release offers a look into his forthcoming, 7-track project.

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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Instagram

Lainey Wilson Saddles Up For The Release Of Her Highly-Anticipated New Song, ‘Country’s Cool Again’

Posted on February 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson announced a release date and shared a teaser for the forthcoming tune.

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Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani; Photo by Ellen von Unwerth

Blake Shelton And Gwen Stefani’s Newest Collaboration, ‘Purple Irises,’ Proves That With A Little Hard Work, Love Can Stand The Test Of Time

Posted on February 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We love this song so much,” Shelton shares.

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Chris Young; Photo by John Shearer

Chris Young Raises the Bar With Electric Late-Night Anthem, ‘Double Down’

Posted on February 9, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This song marks another look into Young’s next album dropping March 22.

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