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.

Annie Bosko; Photo by Ford Fairchild

Annie Bosko Unapologetically Leans Into Her Country Roots On Self-Titled Debut EP

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Bosko will celebrate the release with a performance of “Neon Baby” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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Reba, Bryce Leatherwood; Photo Courtesy Bryce Leatherwood, Instagram

Bryce Leatherwood Recalls The Moment ‘Queen’ Reba McEntire Made His Day

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

McEntire shared some surprising news with the emerging artist.

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Zach Top; Photo by Citizen Kane Wayne

Introducing Zach Top: The Rising Star Bringing Real Country Music Back To Country Radio

Posted on January 8, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Top is reshaping the current country music landscape by bringing ’90s country back to the spotlight with his debut single, “Sounds Like The Radio.”

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The Castellows; Photo Courtesy Warner Music Nashville / Warner Records

Sister Trio The Castellows Set The Stage For Highly Anticipated Debut EP, ‘A Little Goes A Long Way’

Posted on January 6, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

In anticipation of the release, the trio shared a brand new song, “I Know It’ll Never End.”

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Old Dominion, Ty Hauter; Photo By Mason Allen

Everything You Need To Know About Old Dominion’s Nashville Bar, Odie’s

Posted on January 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Instead of opening a bar in Nashville, the band opted for Midtown, a place that played a pivotal role in the history of Old Dominion.

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Carly Pearce, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, Alexandra Kay; Photos Provided

The Rise Of Country Music Divorce Albums  

Posted on January 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

In recent years, several female country stars have navigated divorce, and turned their personal pain into powerful anthems that resonate deeply with listeners.

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Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner; Photo by Josh Brasted, CMA

Gabby Barrett Shares Love Letter To Her Texas-Born Husband, Cade Foehner, In New Song, ‘You’re My Texas’

Posted on January 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Barrett co-wrote the tune alongside Miranda Lambert and Hillary Lindsey.

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How To Watch The Captivating Life Story Of Country Icon June Carter Cash Unfold In New Documentary, JUNE

Posted on January 5, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

JUNE will showcase exclusive archival content, including rare footage, that unveils the remarkable life and career of Carter Cash.

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See The Heartfelt Surprise Luke Combs Left For His Wife, Nicole, While He Was On A Hunting Trip

Posted on January 4, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star expressed his love for his wife with a sweet gesture.

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Scotty McCreery; Photo By Andrew Wendowski

Scotty McCreery Unleashes Sneak Peek Of New ’90s-Infused Barn Burner

Posted on January 4, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Hear a snippet of the upbeat tune.

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