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!
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.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.
Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles Welcomes a Baby Girl
Zac Brown Band's Coy Bowles is officially a father after welcoming a baby girl into the world very early Friday morning (Oct. 21).
They’re Stars! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Honored on Music City Walk of Fame [Pics]
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's epic week continued Wednesday morning (Oct. 5) when they received their stars on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Justin Moore Gets Up Close With Fans at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom [Pictures]
Justin Moore rarely plays club shows anymore, so it was a special treat for New Jersey fans when the country star stopped by the Starland Ballroom back in June.
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.
Kelsea Ballerini ‘Bawls’ Through ‘Peter Pan’ Live in Detroit [Watch]
Kelsea Ballerini took a Detroit stage on Thursday (Sept. 15) as part of the Rascal Flatts tour. When she performed her newest No. 1 single, "Peter Pan," she couldn't contain her emotions.
Moving Tributes Highlight 2016 ACM Honors
Seven impressive tributes to artists and songwriters made Tuesday night's (Aug. 30) 2016 ACM Honors a memorable one. Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Cam with Alicia Keys were just a few of the night's standouts.
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.
Tucker Beathard Takes Fans Backstage at Dierks Bentley Tour Stop in Virginia
Tucker Beathard let us see what happens behind the stage at one of Dierks Bentley's shows when he took over our Instagram account on Saturday (July 23).
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
Stars Who’ve Suffered Unthinkable Tragedies
It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.