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.

Toby Keith; Photos Courtesy NBC

Toby Keith To Explore New Treatment Amid Ongoing Cancer Battle

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

In a new interview, the country music icon revealed he’s seeking new treatment in Florida.

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Priscilla Block; Photo by Britton Lee

Priscilla Block Ushers In New Musical Era With ‘Hey, Jack’

Posted on November 16, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Block admits she’s “evolved a lot” since the release of her debut album.

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Photo Courtesy Clint Black

Country Legend Clint Black To Honor His Triple Platinum Debut Album With 35th Anniversary World Tour

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Time flies when you’re…Killin’ Time!” Black shared upon the announcement.

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Bryce Leatherwood; Photos via Instagram

Bryce Leatherwood Covers His ‘Favorite’ Cody Johnson Song, ‘The Painter’

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The rising star felt inspired to cover this tune after seeing Johnson take the stage at the CMA Awards.

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Chapel Hart; Photo by Jamie Schramm, CMA

Chapel Hart Bids Farewell To Industry Pressures, Makes Decision To Make Music on Their Own Terms

Posted on November 15, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“We’re not here to get famous. We’re here to serve the people,” Danica Hart declared.

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Kenny Chesney; Photo by Catherine Powell

Kenny Chesney To Close Out 2024 Tour With An Unprecedented Three-Night Finale at Gillette Stadium

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I can’t wait to spend an entire weekend in one place with all of No Shoes Nation.”

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Jelly Roll; Photo by John Russell/CMA

Jelly Roll Admits He Has ‘Big, Big Regrets’ Over His Extensive Tattoo Collection

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I had no business picking lifelong tattoos at 14,” he said.

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Ashley McBryde Adds 30 New Dates To Her Headlining The Devil I Know Tour

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star will return to the U.S. after a sold-out run in the U.K. and Ireland.

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Mitchell Tenpenny; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Mitchell Tenpenny Talks ‘We Got History,’ Life On The Road, & More On The Pupdate

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Tenpenny delves into his hottest releases, spills the secrets behind his latest music videos, and shares the stage with the cutest co-stars—rescue puppies!

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Megan Moroney, Ella Langley, Alana Springsteen, Ashley Cooke; Photos Provided

10 Rising Female Stars Shaping the Future of Country Music

Posted on November 14, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Here are 10 rising female country artists who are breaking boundaries, empowering the genre, and carrying forward the legacy of those who came before them.

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