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!
10 Awesome Baby Names in Country Music
In recent years, stars have reached outside the box when choosing names for their offspring. These are 10 of the coolest.
Granger Smith Brings Yee Yee Nation to the Jersey Shore [Pictures]
Granger Smith took Jersey Shore country on Aug. 22, when the "If the Boot Fits" singer played Martell's Tiki Bar on the Boardwalk.
Brad Paisley Takes Life Amplified Tour to Long Island [Pictures]
Brad Paisley's Life Amplified World Tour traveled to the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island on Aug. 4, and the "Without a Fight" singer brought supporting guests Maddie & Tae and Tyler Farr along for the fun.
10 Pics That Prove Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Meant to Be
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may be one of country's youngest love stories, but they're also one of the sweetest.
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.
Kelsea Ballerini Enjoys a Romantic Paris Vacation With Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard this year and is overdue for a vacation! This week she went wheels up with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, for a romantic Paris getaway.
Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On
Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!
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.
Tim McGraw, Eric Church + More: Best Photos From WE Fest 2016!
WE Fest 2016 was one for the record books! Tim McGraw, Eric Church and Kid Rock headlined the three-night festival, and a slew of supporting acts helped make it the best one yet.
Country Artists Who’ve Been Targeted by Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro Baptist Church has boycotted a number of country stars, and many of the singers have fought back!
5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016
If you only see one concert this summer, consider seeing one of the 5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016.
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!