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.

Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen; Photos Courtesy Instagram

LISTEN: Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen Tribute Their Grandmothers On Sentimental New Duet, ‘Mamaw’s House’

Posted on September 29, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The song is featured as a bonus track on Rhett’s just-released ’20 Number Ones’ project.

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The Band Loula; Photo by SK Mills

Exclusive Premiere: The Band Loula Shares Music Video For ‘If I Never Stayed The Night’

Posted on September 29, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The “slow, southern love ballad” comes to life in the new video.

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HARDY and Caleigh Ryan; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM

Who is HARDY’s Wife? Meet Caleigh Ryan

Posted on September 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Learn more about HARDY’s wife, California native, Caleigh Ryan.

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Lainey Wilson; Photo Courtesy Facebook, Instagram

Lainey Wilson Only Had $26 In Her Bank Account When ‘Things A Man Oughta Know’ Became Her Breakout Hit

Posted on September 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Times were rough,” Wilson recalled of her rise to fame.

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Carly Pearce, BC Taylor; Photo Courtesy Instagram

Fans Think Carly Pearce Is Dating Her Drummer B.C. Taylor

Posted on September 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Is Carly Pearce dating her drummer?

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Jelly Roll, Daughter, Bailee Ann, Son, Noah, Wife, Bunnie XO; Photos Courtesy Facebook

Jelly Roll’s Kids: All About Bailee Ann and Noah

Posted on September 28, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Jelly Roll is a proud father of two.

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Barmageddon Season 2; Photo Courtesy USA Network

Blake Shelton Shares Exciting ‘Barmageddon’ Update: ‘We’re Back Y’all!!!!!’

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The upcoming season will feature celebrity guests like Jelly Roll, Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, and more.

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of The Voice_NBC

Gwen Stefani Reveals How Falling In Love With Blake Shelton Changed Her Life

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“When I [started dating] Blake, that’s when I felt home,” Stefani sweetly shared.

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Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet ; Photo by: Miller Mobley/NBC

Little Big Town Gears Up To Host Inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, Promises A ‘Super Special’ Show

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The show will bring together country music legends and rising stars in a celebration of the genre’s rich history and vibrant present.

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Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy X

Why Does Reba McEntire Serve Contestants Tater Tots On ‘The Voice’?

Posted on September 26, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Hint: the crispy potato snacks hold a sentimental meaning for the country icon.

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