Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter

Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1 million page views a year for the past two years. Raised on a crop and cattle farm near Lindsay, McDonnell started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school’s 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News and worked for the local weekly through high school. An Oklahoma State University graduate, she will celebrate her 10th anniversary at The Oklahoman in May 2012.





Brandy McDonnell Tue, Sep. 16 2014 11:51:16 AM CST Ariana Grande bringing 2015 tour to Oklahoma City April 3; tickets on sale Saturday LINK
Brandy McDonnell Tue, Sep. 16 2014 10:49:55 AM CST Amen! // RT @NathanPoppe A @BRONCHOBAND album AND a surprise new @TALLOWSOK track in the same day? Pinch me. LINK
Brandy McDonnell Tue, Sep. 16 2014 10:39:47 AM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 16, 2014: Hear Wink Burcham at Tulsa's Mercury Lounge LINK
Brandy McDonnell Tue, Sep. 16 2014 10:28:49 AM CST Video: BRONCHO releases sophomore album "Just Enough Hip to Be Woman" today LINK
Brandy McDonnell Tue, Sep. 16 2014 09:34:27 AM CST RT @DowntownOKCInc: It's a party downtown! Check out #ShopHop + #MustacheBash Thursday in @AutoAlleyOKC, #PARKingDayOKC, & #PremiereOKC in …
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:50:44 PM CST Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban to perform on Nov 5 CMA Awards LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:31:59 PM CST Video: "Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" trailer debuts, tickets on sale Oct. 29 LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Sep. 15 2014 03:20:44 PM CST Video: Maddie and Tae perform on "Late Show with David Letterman," release EP Nov. 4 LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Sep. 15 2014 01:36:09 PM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 15, 2014: Hear For King & Country at the Oklahoma State Fair LINK
Brandy McDonnell Mon, Sep. 15 2014 08:21:22 AM CST RT @BillCorbett: Only the Twitter parody accounts can save us now
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 12:41:38 PM CST Video: Celebrate the 200th anniversary of "Star-Spangled Banner" with Kyle Dillingham, Carrie Underwood & Kris... LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 12:36:36 PM CST RT @RJ_Young: Joe Buck calls what Romo was going through last week "rust." Looked more like tetanus to me.
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 12:03:28 PM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 14, 2014: Hear the Storyville Scoundrels play a Sunday Twilight Concert (with video) LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 11:29:37 AM CST This yr's @WiggleOutLoud feat @sfas, @ChooChooGirl, @heidiswedberg & more. Free, today, downtown OKC. #iloveokc LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 11:27:32 AM CST Don't forget the FREE @WiggleOutLoud family music festival is TODAY in downtown OKC! LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sun, Sep. 14 2014 11:26:00 AM CST RT @TpTroubadours: Thank you all so much for coming out to Medicine Stone, let's do it all over again next year! @MedicineStoneOK
Brandy McDonnell Sat, Sep. 13 2014 12:42:39 PM CST Video: Kristin Chenoweth to appear in TONIGHT's "Star-Spangled Spectacular" on PBS LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sat, Sep. 13 2014 12:31:31 PM CST Video: @KChenoweth to appear in TONIGHT's "Star-Spangled Spectacular" on PBS. Okies tune into @OETAOK to watch! LINK
Brandy McDonnell Sat, Sep. 13 2014 12:02:56 PM CST What to do in Oklahoma on Sept. 13, 2014: See Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's "Macbeth" at the Myriad Gardens LINK
Brandy McDonnell Fri, Sep. 12 2014 11:04:41 AM CST RT @jjhelsley: Almost time for the OSU live chat. Don't miss it! Good Qs in the queue already. A poll up too. On, what else, QBs. LINK