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!
2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures
Country stars put on their very best threads for not only the TV time, but the 2014 CMA Awards red carpet, too! Country Music's Biggest Night brings out the best suits, designer gowns and even a few cowboy hats! Hey, it is country.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Undergoes Emergency Surgery Prior to CMA Awards
Just one day before the 2014 CMA Awards, Taste of Country caught up with Dan + Shay ... or, one half of the duo, really. Dan Smyers stopped by our booth to chat about his other half, Shay Mooney, and why he was missing in action during interviews.
Dierks Bentley Recalls ‘Totally Crazy’ Way He Secured a Spot at His First CMA Awards
Dierks Bentley is nominated for a total of five big awards at the 2014 CMA Awards, but he remembers a time when it wasn't that easy for him to find his name in lights during Country Music's Biggest Night.
Hunter Hayes to Play in Nashville Before the CMA Awards to Honor Servicemen + Women
Hunter Hayes is kicking off the CMA Awards week with a party! The 'Invisible' singer will throw his very own celebration in downtown Nashville on Monday (Nov. 3) with a free show.
Taylor Swift Says ‘Country Music Teaches You to Work’
Taylor Swift may have have blossomed into pop, but her roots will always be in country music.
Luke Bryan Breaks Personal Touring Record With 1.7 Million Fans in 2014
It was a monstrous year for Luke Bryan! The singer shook it in front of 1.7 million fans combined over the course of of his That's My Kind of Night Tour, Spring Break shows and Farm Tour.
Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean Add Brantley Gilbert to Stadium Tour Lineup
The big news just keeps coming for Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean's stadium tour. Brantley Gilbert has been added to the lineup for 15 stadium shows in 2015.
Oklahoma State University Marching Band Pays Tribute to Carrie Underwood [Watch]
Okie Carrie Underwood got some big love from her home state when the Oklahoma State University marching band performed a double feature of two of her hits during Saturday's (Oct. 25) homecoming game against West Virginia University.
The Swon Brothers Dish on Musical Childhood, Secret Talents in ‘Cheat Sheet’
The Swon Brothers may not agree on their go-to date night slow jams, but they can agree on how to describe their childhood. The two say that they grew up musical, revealing that they always knew they were born to do this. Hear these stories and more in this edition of ToC's 'Cheat Sheet&ap…
Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Adds JagDeer Tattoo to His Growing Ink Collection
Florida Georgia Line's Florida boy, Brian Kelley, has added another artistic tattoo to his constantly growing ink collection! The singer got a jagdeer permanently tatted on his right forearm.
Miranda Lambert to Duet With Meghan Trainor at 2014 CMA Awards
The CMA Awards will be crossing genres in 2014.
Little Big Town Are Officially the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry
Little Big Town received a huge honor on Friday, Oct. 17. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family, and it's a pretty special place for them. It's also the first place they ever publicly performed together!