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!
Brantley Gilbert Wins Favorite Country Album at the 2014 American Music Awards
On Sunday night (Nov. 23), Brantley Gilbert took home his very first American Music Award, and it was a big one. Gilbert was honored with Favorite Album - Country, besting some pretty big names.
Garth Brooks Brings ‘People Loving People’ to 2014 AMAs Live Via Satellite
Garth Brooks is busier than ever, especially now that his comeback album is on store shelves. The country singer is bringing new songs to fans on the road each night, so he couldn't make the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23). But that didn't mean he couldn't perform.
Taylor Swift Honored With First-Ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence at 2014 AMAs
Taylor Swift had a big Sunday. After opening the 2014 American Music Awards with a performance, the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker was honored with the inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence. To top it off, a music icon presented Swift with the award.
Luke Bryan Snags Favorite Male Country Artist at 2014 American Music Awards
He was one of just a few country stars in attendance at the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23), and Luke Bryan didn't walk away empty-handed. The star beat out two other huge country acts to win Favorite Male Artist: Country.
Don’t Expect to Find Jason Aldean in Any Steamy Music Video Love Scenes
Sure, Jason Aldean's 'Burnin' It Down' video is super sexy, but originally, there was an even steamier plan.
Jake Owen Surprises Fans by Daylighting as Uber Driver
Hopefully, Jake Owen is a good driver! The 'Beachin'' singer is taking some time away from his busy career as a country megastar on Friday (Nov. 21) for an ubercool reason.
Rascal Flatts Booked for Residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Naturally, most people think of Nashville as country music's mecca, but Las Vegas is quickly becoming a second home for the genre. The most recent act to take residency is Rascal Flatts, who are booked for a short run at the Joint, which is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Justin Moore’s New Baby Girl Isn’t Allowing the Singer Much Sleep
Justin Moore's third daughter was born this summer, and apparently, she is a noisy one! Whether awake or asleep, Rebecca Klein is a Chatty Cathy, which is affecting the singer's ability to catch some shut-eye. However, he doesn't seem to mind.
Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2014 [Pictures]
This year, country music -- and music in general -- suffered some big losses. Several great artists passed away, but their mark on music will be remembered forever, whether famous for their vocal talents, songwriting skills or playing abilities.
Sam Hunt Kicking Off 2015 With Lipstick Graffiti Headlining Tour
Sam Hunt marked one thing off his bucket list when 'Leave the Night On' reached the top of the charts. Now, he's hitting the road on a headlining tour!
Eric Church Joins Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour for Five Stadium Shows
As if Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour could get any bigger, Eric Church has announced he'll be joining the superstar for five stadium shows!