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.

Ashley Cooke; Photo by Robby Klein

Ashley Cooke Plots Headlining ‘Your Place’ Tour: See The Dates

Posted on June 26, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

“I can’t WAIT for this tour celebrating ‘your place’ and all that’s happened since my first tour,” Cooke shared.

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Jelly Roll, Jane Lynch, Martin Short; Photo Courtesy ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Jelly Roll Reveals How He Made Music In Prison, Hints At New Album Release Date On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Posted on June 26, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Buckle up, Jelly Roll’s new album is coming sooner than you think.

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Lainey Wilson with Jelly Roll, Terri Clark; Photos Courtesy CMA

Lainey Wilson Dominates ‘CMA Fest’ With Multiple Performances

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson had four performances featured in during the three-hour special.

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Shaboozey performs at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 6 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by John Russell/CMA

WATCH: Shaboozey Prompts Massive Sing-Along At CMA Fest With Summertime Anthem, ‘A Bar Song (Tipsy)’

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Shaboozey’s first-ever CMA Fest was a memorable one!

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Ashley McBryde and Gretchen Wilson perform at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 6 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Natasha Moustache/CMA

Gretchen Wilson Unites With Ashley McBryde For Iconic ‘Redneck Woman’ Duet at CMA Fest

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

McBryde took a break from her co-hosting duties to team up with Wilson on the iconic track.

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Jon Pardi and Clint Black perform at Nissan Stadium on Friday, June 7 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Hunter Berry/CMA

Jon Pardi and Clint Black Bring Down the House with ‘Killin’ Time’ at CMA Fest

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Fans absolutely loved this throwback performance!

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Lainey Wilson; Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

Lainey Wilson Unveils ‘Whirlwind’ Track List

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Wilson says she hopes this collection of songs brings fans the same comfort as it has brought her.

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Thomas Rhett; Photo by Grayson Gregory, Courtesy Instagram

Thomas Rhett Announces Four-Night Concert Series In Las Vegas

Posted on June 25, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

According to the country star, THOMAS RHETT: Live in Las Vegas has been a long time coming.

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Rodney Atkins with his Son Elijah; Photos Courtesy YouTube, TikTok

Rodney Atkins Shares Full-Circle Moment With 22-Year-Old Son, Elijah, Who Inspired His Hit Song, ‘Watching You’

Posted on June 24, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Will the talented father-son pair be releasing a new version of the hit song?

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Demps; Photo Provided

Exclusive Q&A: Demps Talks Debut Single, ‘Bitch On Wine,’ And Her Exciting New Career Path

Posted on June 24, 2024

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Madeleine O’Connell

Her debut single was co-written by Kelsea Ballerini, Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins.

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