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!
Trent Harmon Steals the Top Spot on the ToC Video Countdown
There's a new No. 1 in town! Trent Harmon fans rose to the occasion and voted the final American Idol to the top spot.
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
Zac Brown Band, Drake White Black Out the Sun in Connecticut [Pictures]
Zac Brown Band kicked off their 2016 Black Out the Sun Tour on May 19 in Hartford, Conn. The "Homegrown" singers brought Drake White and the Big Fire along to get things started on a hot note.
Stars Who’ve Suffered Unthinkable Tragedies
It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Dolly Parton Inspires at Pure & Simple Tour Stop in Jersey [Pictures]
Dolly Parton is full of wisdom, pure and simple. The charismatic singer brought her Pure and Simple Tour to New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and during her entertaining set left the crowd with a few nuggets of wisdom.
Toby Keith and Friends Bring Interstates and Tailgates to New Jersey [Pictures]
Toby Keith brought a party to New Jersey's PNC Arts Center on June 18. The party was packed with tailgates and red solo cups, and he brought along Brantley Gilbert and Eric Paslay for the fun.
Maddie & Tae, Cam and More Rock Girls With Guitars Event [Pictures]
The fourth-annual Girls with Guitars took place at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York on May 10, and as expected, it was full of girl power!
Hey, That’s Me! Country Stars’ Best Selfies
If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that.
See Country Stars in Their Biggest Role: Dad
Some of country's biggest names have an even more important job than entertaining country fans every night. They also play the roles of doting dads, and this Father's Day we're celebrating country pops.
A Load of BS: See How Blake Shelton Has Changed Through the Years
Blake Tollison Shelton (better known as Blake Shelton) was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma. He came on to the country music scene in 2001 with his single, "Austin." That song's success was just the beginning for Shelton.
Country Artists Party, Collaborate at the 2016 CMT Music Awards [Pictures]
The 2016 CMT Music Awards were one heck of a party in downtown Nashville. Country's biggest names came to play along with athletes, artists from other genres and even Doug the Pug!
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.
Your CMA Fest Outfit Guide, Straight From Reba McEntire’s Clothing Line [Pictures]
Reba McEntire will have a big, fashionable presence at CMA Fest 2016. The country music legend will host a booth showcasing her clothing line at Dillard's, spotlighting pieces that are perfect for festival season.