Coti Howell was born and raised a music lover, and growing up in Nashville only increased her love affair with country music. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate cut her teeth in Journalism as a television reporter for the campus news station before working as an on-air reporter for Inside Music Row. She took some time off to travel and lived abroad in Bangkok before returning to the States to rejoin her one true love: Music Journalism. Howell worked as the entertainment reporter for AL.com in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and freelanced for Nashville publications before joining Taste of Country. In her spare time, she loves traveling the world, tweeting, shopping, spending time with friends and family and, of course, going to live shows!
Remember When Dolly Parton Hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’?
Dolly Parton is a country music legend, but she's also got a great sense of humor!
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends [Pictures]
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too!
8 Real Country Gifts for Your Cupid-Hating Hubby
Is your man one of those that thinks Valentine's Day is just a holiday made by greeting card companies to take your money? Change his mind this Feb. 14 by snagging one of these great country gifts.
See Which Country Stars Have December Birthdays
This December, we'll be celebrating Christmas Day, Hanukkah and ringing in the new year — but that's not all.
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Tim McGraw Reflects on CMA Awards With Sweet Faith Hill Pic: ‘Damn, I’m Lucky!’
It's good to be Tim McGraw. The "How I'll Always Be" singer attended the 2016 CMA Awards with his gorgeous wife, Faith Hill, on Wednesday (Nov. 2), and he couldn't get over just how lucky he is.
Stars Sharpen Up for 50th Anniversary CMA Awards [Red Carpet Pictures]
Country music's biggest stars put on their black tie threads for the 2016 CMA Awards — the 50th anniversary of the event — and took our breath away on the red carpet, before the show even started.
Brett Eldredge Skipping CMA Awards to Watch World Series
There will be a lot of country stars at the 2016 CMA Awards, but Brett Eldredge won't be one of them.
Is That Madea?! See Country Stars’ Most Memorable Halloween Costumes
Sure, they're great onstage and all, but can anyone celebrate Halloween quite like country stars? From sexy to scary, sometimes hilarious and sometimes adorable, these singers know how to pick costumes.
Gwen Stefani to Rejoin Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’ Season 12
Gwen Stefani will reunite with boyfriend Blake Shelton in her own big red chair next spring. Stefani is officially signed on as a coach for Season 12 of NBC's The Voice.
Brad Paisley Takes Life Amplified Tour to Long Island [Pictures]
Brad Paisley's Life Amplified World Tour traveled to the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island on Aug. 4, and the "Without a Fight" singer brought supporting guests Maddie & Tae and Tyler Farr along for the fun.
10 Pics That Prove Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Meant to Be
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may be one of country's youngest love stories, but they're also one of the sweetest.
Kelsea Ballerini Enjoys a Romantic Paris Vacation With Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard this year and is overdue for a vacation! This week she went wheels up with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, for a romantic Paris getaway.
Second Graders Sing Kelsea Ballerini for Their ‘Brain Break’ [Watch]
A Columbus, Ohio, second grade class takes a "brain break" every school day to give themselves time to unwind. This clip finds the seven and 8-year-olds in a singalong to a Kelsea Ballerini song with a positive message.
Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton + More Join 2016 Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam
Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam is going to be one for the record books. The lineup for the epic concert includes Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and several other incredible acts.
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.