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.

Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen

Old Dominion’s ‘Coming Home’ Captures the Joy of Reunion After Years on the Road

Posted on July 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

After years of relentless touring, the award-winning group channeled the joy of “Coming Home” into their latest release.

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Jelly Roll; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Joy Gadalla; Photo Provided

Jelly Roll Promises To Pay Young Fan’s College Tuition: ‘I’m Going To Give You The Opportunity To Change Your Life’

Posted on July 1, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The 18-year-old says she was “in shock” over his generous offer.

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The Castellows; Photo by Ben Humphrey

Sister Trio The Castellows Debut Nostalgic New Song, ‘Miss America’

Posted on June 28, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

This song serves as a love letter to Rural America.

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Carson Wallace; Photo Courtesy of Red Light Management

Country Next: Carson Wallace

Posted on June 28, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

We are proud to showcase country music’s brightest new stars through our Country Next series. In this installment, we talk with Carson Wallace.

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Bailey Zimmerman; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Bailey Zimmerman Takes A Stand Against Haters In New Summertime Anthem, ‘New To Country’

Posted on June 28, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

You can take Zimmerman out of the country, but you can never take the country out of Zimmerman.

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Ian Munsick; Photo by Christopher Douglas

Ian Munsick Releases ‘Cheyenne,’ Capturing Rodeo Romance and Wyoming Roots

Posted on June 28, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

A new chapter is rolling in for Ian Munsick and to help him kickstart this next era, he has unleashed…

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Dasha, Russell Dickerson; Photos courtesy ACM Lifting Lives by Terry Wyatt

Dasha, Russell Dickerson, Post Malone & More Take Part In 15th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp

Posted on June 27, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

30 campers with Williams syndrome from across the U.S. came to Nashville to participate in a variety of exciting personalized activities with some of country music’s biggest stars.

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Luke Bryan - Love You, Miss You, Mean It; Photo via YouTube

WATCH: Luke Bryan Debuts Heartfelt ‘Love You, Miss You, Mean It’ Music Video

Posted on June 27, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

The clip was shot in Los Angeles while Bryan was on the West Coast filming ‘American Idol.’

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Elle King releases her new single, "Baby Daddy's Weekend"

Elle King Unveils Plans For Baby Daddy’s Weekend Tour

Posted on June 27, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I can’t wait to see and hear ya,” she shares.

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Jenna Paulette; Photo by Wes Walker

Jenna Paulette Readies Sophomore Album, ‘HORSEBACK’

Posted on June 27, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“​​This record is a cumulation of perspectives I have from the moments and people that made me,” she explains.

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