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.

Zach Williams, Lainey Wilson; Photo by Acacia Evans, CMA

Lainey Wilson and Zach Williams Unite for a Spirited Performance of ‘Go Tell It On A Mountain’

Posted on December 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The pair of artists joined a star-studded lineup of performers during ‘CMA Country Christmas.’

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Country Now Artists to Watch 2024

Country Next: Artists To Watch In 2024

Posted on December 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

As the country music landscape continues to evolve, keep an eye on these emerging artists in 2024.

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Miranda Lambert's Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency; Photo by Tyler Conrad

The Best Idyllwind Looks We Saw Backstage At Miranda Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

Posted on December 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here’s what we saw backstage at Lambert’s show.

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Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jon Pardi Reveals Why He Stopped Drinking: ‘I’m 112 Days Sober’

Posted on December 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The Grand Ole Opry member shares how the decision to quit drinking has not only improved his physical health but also boosted his self-confidence.

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Linda Davis, Hillary Scott, Rylee Scott, Lang Scott; Photo Courtesy Linda Davis, X

Lady A’s Hillary Scott Spends A Night At The Opry Alongside Her Musically-Inclined Family

Posted on December 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Scott performed with Lady A as well as her Lady A bandmates.

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Lainey Wilson; Photo by Disney/Randy Holmes

Country Sensation Lainey Wilson Shines With ‘Wildflowers And Wild Horses’ Performance On ‘Kimmel’

Posted on December 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“It always feels good to be back,” Wilson shared of her appearance on the late-night TV show.

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George Birge, Dillon Carmichael, Corey Kent, Megan Moroney, Conner Smith; Photos Provided

These Are The 2024 New Faces Of Country Music

Posted on December 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

These five artists will have the opportunity to showcase their talent during New Faces of Country Music® Show at CRS 2024.

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Miranda Lambert; Photo by Tyler Conrad

Miranda Lambert Brings The Heat To Sin City With Her Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency

Posted on December 13, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Lambert’s Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas Residency offers a fresh look into her career as a performer, a singer, a songwriter, and at the core of it all, a lover of country music.

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Tyler Reese Tritt, Travis Tritt; Photos via TikTok

WATCH: Travis Tritt Shares The Stage With Daughter, Tyler Reese Tritt, For Soaring Duet

Posted on December 11, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Check out this special father/daughter moment.

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A Cowboy Christmas Romance; Photo Courtesy Lifetime

Jana Kramer and Adam Senn Star In Steamy New Lifetime Movie, ‘A Cowboy Christmas Romance’

Posted on December 11, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here’s how to watch.

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