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!
Scotty McCreery to Perform on ‘Fox and Friends Christmas Special’
Just like Santa, Scotty McCreery will make his way into thousands of homes this Christmas. The 21-year-old is booked to perform as part of the 'Fox and Friends Christmas Special,' which will air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Garth Brooks Dishes on His ‘Long Vacation,’ Performs ‘Mom’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Watch]
Garth Brooks reminisced about how far he's come over the years during a stop at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week. The icon also performed his latest single, 'Mom' -- this time without getting choked up.
Little Big Town Add More Dates to Pain Killer Tour
Little Big Town will give country fans the gift of song going into the new year. The foursome has added more dates to their Pain Killer Tour, extending it through March 2015.
Blake Shelton Channels His Inner Rap Star With ‘U Can’t Touch This’ [Watch]
We know Blake Shelton is many things: talented singer, hilarious country superstar, winning 'The Voice' coach and proud husband. But did you know he's also a talented rapper? No, really!
Kelly Clarkson Performs Winning ‘American Idol’ Song 12 Years Later [Watch]
Kelly Clarkson took everyone back in time when she performed at the Miss Vietnam competition. The now-star sang 'A Moment Like This,' her winning song from 'American Idol,' twelve years after winning the reality competition.
Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta to Mentor on ‘American Idol’
Scott Borchetta discovered Taylor Swift, as well as founding Big Machine Label Group, and now he's taking his expertise to 'American Idol.'
Country Babies Born in 2014 [Pictures]
2014 was happy year for many country singers who welcomed new bundles of joy! More than a few artists expanded their families this year, which means a whole new generation of country fans and tiny country singers have entered the world.
Eric Church’s Touching ‘Talladega’ Music Video Spans Man’s Entire Lifetime
Eric Church's 'Talladega' video makes a visual out of the fact that the song is about a lot more than racing. The clip spans one man's entire lifetime while he lays in a hospital bed, reminiscing before his death.
Jana Kramer Is Leather-Clad Santa in Nationwide Commercial [Watch]
Jana Kramer has taken on a role in another Nationwide ad. The singer is an anti-thief in the commercial, using her acrobatic skills (and gorgeous black leather suit) to help those in need.
Jason Aldean Hints at a Holiday Wedding to Fiancee Brittany Kerr
Are those wedding bells growing louder? Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr are engaged, and the two could marry sooner rather than later.
Carrie Underwood Announces Women’s Fitness Line, Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood's love of staying in shape will help the mom-to-be launch a new venture. The singer has teamed up with Dick's Sporting Good to create Calia by Carrie Underwood, a line of fitness lifestyle apparel.