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!
2016 CMT Music Awards Winners
The always-fun CMT Awards had a star-studded list of nominees for seven categories, including a new one for this year.
Country Fabulous: Stars Walk the American Country Countdown Awards Red Carpet
After a year-long hiatus, the American Country Countdown Awards returned on Sunday night (May 1) in a big way. Some of the biggest names in country music showed up looking fabulous to present, perform and take home prizes.
Prince Dead at 57: Country Stars React to the News
Prince was found dead on Thursday (April 21) — unexpected news which has shocked the world, including the country music world.
Stars Glam Up for the 2016 ACM Awards Red Carpet Pictures
The biggest names in country music spent a weekend in Sin City to ring in the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live Sunday night (April 3) on CBS. This year, the party was hosted by returning host Luke Bryan and newcomer co-host Dierks Bentley.
Relive the All-Time Most Historic ACM Awards Moments in Pictures
The Academy of Country Music Awards — or ACM Awards, for short — have been Country Music's Biggest Party since the 1960s. The ACMs were the very first big program that celebrated country music, and since the debut, they have changed and even moved cities over the years. Now, we&ap…
Hillary Scott’s Best Looks Through the Years [Pictures]
Let's face it, all three Lady Antebellum members are easy on the eyes, but this one goes out to the beautiful Hillary Scott!
Kelsea Ballerini Brings the Fun to New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom [Pictures]
Kelsea Ballerini called "Dibs" on New Jersey when she brought her high energy and adorable personality to their Starland Ballroom on Jan. 21, 2016. She smiled and laughed throughout the show, much to the crowd's delight.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Spend Valentine’s Day at Pre-Grammys Party
Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani spent their Valentine's Day together at a high-profile pre-Grammys gala thrown by music industry icon Clive Davis, getting cozy enough to let everyone know how happy they are together.
Country Shines at the 2016 Grammys: Red Carpet and Show Pictures!
Country artists were front and center on the red carpet of the 2016 Grammy Awards — Music's Biggest Night. From anticipated performances to talent-filled awards categories, the lineup is stacked with familiar names, and like the good friends that they are, country acts were elated to sha…
Carrie Underwood Trolls Nashville Predators Forward on Twitter
Carrie Underwood couldn't help herself from playfully trolling Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen on Twitter after she caught him locking lips -- with his hockey stick.
‘American Idol’ Country Finalists: Where Are They Now?
We all know Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery rose to country royalty with the help of the reality show, but what about the other finalists who rocked a little twang?
How to Snow Day: Stars Share Fun ‘Blizzard 2016′ Pics
The "blizzard" of 2016 has hit, and places like Nashville are experiencing — and fully enjoying — a record amount of snowfall. Country stars didn't let the cold bother them anyway, they headed out and had some fun in the weather!