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.

Nate Smith; Photo by Chris Ashlee

WATCH: Nate Smith Moved To Tears In Unforgettable On-Stage Moment

Posted on July 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“Boston, you made a grown man cry.” the singer wrote.

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Kelly Clarkson; Photo by: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal, Lainey Wilson, Cody Johnson; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Kelly Clarkson Gives Lainey Wilson And Cody Johnson The Ultimate Stamp Of Approval

Posted on July 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

“You’re gonna love both these artists… or you have shit taste 😜,” the singer shared.

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Dan + Shay; Photo Courtesy YouTube

WATCH: Dan + Shay Get Candid About The Struggles That Nearly Put An End To The Duo

Posted on July 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney hold nothing back during this candid conversation.

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Colin Stough, Chase Matthew; Photo Courtesy Chase Matthew, Instagram

‘American Idol’ Finalist Colin Stough Opens Up About Forging A Friendship With Chase Matthew

Posted on July 10, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The singer/songwriters bonded over their similar upbringing and teased a potential collaboration.

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Morgan Wallen; Photo by Matthew Paskert

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Makes Billboard Chart History with Longest Running No. 1 on Hot 100 This Year

Posted on July 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The country singer’s success continues to dominate the industry, surpassing artists like Miley Cyrus and Michael Jackson.

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Jelly Roll; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Here’s The True Meaning Behind Jelly Roll’s Apple Core Face Tattoo

Posted on July 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

This ink is located on the country star’s left cheek.

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Josh Turner; Photo Provided

Josh Turner Readies ‘Greatest Hits’ Album: ‘It’s Surreal, It’s A Blessing’

Posted on July 7, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

The project is set to include 11 of the country star’s top charting tunes and fan favorites.

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Iam Tongi; Photo by ABC/Eric McCandless

‘American Idol’ Winner Iam Tongi Shines Bright In ‘Special’ Homecoming Performance

Posted on July 6, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Tongi returned to Oahu’s Turtle Bay Resort to headline the annual “Ohana Day” celebration.

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Bailey Zimmerman; Photo Courtesy Aj Astle via Instagram, Morgan Wallen; Photo by Photo by Matthew Paskert , Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

Top 10 Country Songs Of 2023 (So Far)

Posted on July 6, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

These are the most played country songs of 2023 (so far), according to the Mediabase country chart.

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Charlie Daniels; Photo by Erick Anderson, eafoto

Remembering Charlie Daniels

Posted on July 6, 2023

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Madeleine O’Connell

Charlie Daniels was a country and Southern rock icon.

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