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.

Barmageddon Season 2; Photo Courtesy USA Network

Blake Shelton Shares Exciting ‘Barmageddon’ Update: ‘We’re Back Y’all!!!!!’

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The upcoming season will feature celebrity guests like Jelly Roll, Carly Pearce, Lauren Alaina, and more.

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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton; Photo Courtesy of The Voice_NBC

Gwen Stefani Reveals How Falling In Love With Blake Shelton Changed Her Life

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“When I [started dating] Blake, that’s when I felt home,” Stefani sweetly shared.

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Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet ; Photo by: Miller Mobley/NBC

Little Big Town Gears Up To Host Inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards, Promises A ‘Super Special’ Show

Posted on September 27, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The show will bring together country music legends and rising stars in a celebration of the genre’s rich history and vibrant present.

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Reba McEntire; Photo Courtesy X

Why Does Reba McEntire Serve Contestants Tater Tots On ‘The Voice’?

Posted on September 26, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Hint: the crispy potato snacks hold a sentimental meaning for the country icon.

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Luke Bryan; Photo by Eder Acevedo

Luke Bryan Continues His Support Of Farming Communities Through 14th Annual Farm Tour

Posted on September 26, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

To date, 83 college scholarships have been granted and over seven million meals have been donated.

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Kane Brown; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Kane Brown Makes Major Impact At Country Radio With New Single, ‘I Can Feel It’

Posted on September 26, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The song became most-added at Country radio upon its debut this week.

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Sam Williams; Photo courtesy of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Sam Williams Pays Tribute To Late Grandfather Hank Williams With A New Rendition Of ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’

Posted on September 25, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The song was released in honor of the country music icon’s 100th birthday.

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Cody Johnson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Cody Johnson Announces The Leather Tour In Support Of His Highly Anticipated New Album

Posted on September 25, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The new project, ‘Leather,’ will be available November 3.

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Jessie James Decker, Tyler Braden, Madeline Merlo; Photos Provided

New Country Songs You Need To Hear Right Now: Jessie James Decker, Tyler Braden, Madeline Merlo, & More

Posted on September 22, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Give your playlist a refresh with these new releases.

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Kane Brown - I Can Feel It Music Video

Kane Brown Shows Off His Acting Skills In Daring New Music Video For His Just-Released Single, ‘I Can Feel It’

Posted on September 22, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The music video takes the song to the next level.

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