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.

Bunnie Xo, Jelly Roll; Photo Courtesy of CMA

PHOTOS: Jelly Roll And Wife, Bunnie XO, Are All Smiles On The CMA Awards Red Carpet

Posted on November 8, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The CMA show opener is all smiles as he prepares for a big night ahead.

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Jordan Davis Proudly Teams Up With Crown Royal To Shine A Light On The Generous Work Of Bunker Labs

Posted on November 8, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star jumped at the opportunity to help support the mission of helping military Veterans.

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Morgan Wallen And Luke Combs Cover Each Other’s Hits In Honor Of BMI Songwriter Of The Year Wins

Posted on November 8, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country stars tied for one of the highest honors of the night.

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Lainey Wilson Honors BMI Icon Award Matraca Berg With Powerful Rendition Of ‘Strawberry Wine’

Posted on November 8, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Kenny Chesney and Ashley McBryde also took the stage to pay tribute to this year’s top nominee.

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Peyton Manning, Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Peyton Manning And Luke Bryan Reveal What’s In Store For Their CMA Awards Co-Hosting Encore

Posted on November 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Having a year behind us, I feel like we’ve been a little more chilled out, pragmatic, calmed down…we’re just comfortable now,” Bryan shared.

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Jordan Davis, Ashley Gorley; Photos by Ed Rode for ASCAP

Jordan Davis And Ashley Gorley Take Home The Highest Honors At 2023 ASCAP Country Awards

Posted on November 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“This is my favorite night of the week,” Davis shared ahead of the big event.

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Kenny Chesney Says He ‘Can’t Wait’ To Make His Return To Stadiums For His Just-Announced Sun Goes Down 2024 Tour

Posted on November 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star has invited a group of old friends and new to join him on the summer trek.

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Kameron Marlowe; Photo by David McClister

Kameron Marlowe Uncovers The Bittersweet Journey Of Chasing Dreams In Nashville With New Song, ‘Tennessee Don’t Mind’

Posted on November 6, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“There is a give and take with chasing this dream, and the past two years have been a whirlwind,” Marlowe says.

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Brenda Lee; Photo by Alexa King Stone

Country Music Hall Of Famer Brenda Lee Releases First-Ever Music Video for Christmas Classic ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’

Posted on November 3, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The video features cameos from Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood.

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Jelly Roll; Photo by Ashley Osborn

Jelly Roll To Host The Largest Holiday Toy Drive In Nashville’s History

Posted on November 3, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country star will also perform at one of the toy drive locations this weekend.

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