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!
Throwback Thursday: See Our Taste of Country Festival Acts as Kids!
We're just weeks away from the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival, and the countdown is on! The festival kicks off on June 12 at Hunter Mountain in New York, and this year's lineup is stacked. Throwback with us as you flip through pictures of our 2015 acts ... as kids! What could be…
Taylor Swift Is a Complete Butt-Kicking Broad in ‘Bad Blood’ Music Video
Taylor Swift was a woman on everyone's mind leading up to the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Sin City. She lead the nominations for with at total of 14, and she got to debut her intense music video for "Bad Blood."
Peyton Manning and Dierks Bentley Duet on ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ [Watch]
When football star Peyton Manning celebrates something, he invites all of his famous friends to the party. Dierks Bentley was on hand at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital on Friday night (May 8), and took the stage with the sportsman for a duet of the Johnny Cash classic "Folsom Pr…
Ashley Monroe Reveals Track Listing, Release Date for New Album
Good news for Ashley Monroe fans! The beautiful blonde is set to release her second album from Warner Bros. Records this summer.
From ‘Indian Outlaw’ to Chiseled Superstar: See Tim McGraw Through the Years!
Samuel Timothy Smith — or Tim McGraw, as we now know him — was born on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana. Music has always been in this star's veins, and he began pursuing his dreams of being a country music singer in 1989. Since then, we've watched him age gracefully and chise…
Taylor Swift Reaches Out to 12-Year-Old Battling Cancer
You could say that Taylor Swift's "thing" is making dreams come true for her biggest fans. So when the "Style" singer heard about a pre-teen battling cancer via social media and, she gave the young girl a call to tell her that she's rooting for her.
Trisha Yearwood Gushes Over Her ‘Biggest Cheerleader,’ Husband Garth Brooks
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks are one of country music greatest love stories. The couple work and play together well, and they have for almost 10 years! Now, the country singer is gushing over how great Garth is behind the scenes.
Miranda Lambert Goes Without Makeup for People’s Most Beautiful Women Issue
It's no surprise that Miranda Lambert is a natural beauty, but it's rare to see her without makeup.
Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits Combined for Truly Epic Mashup
What's better than one great Carrie Underwood song? All of her best releases rolled in one fast-paced mashup, of course!
Brett Eldredge Dons a Straight Jacket for ‘Lose My Mind’ Video
Brett Eldredge is crazy — or at least, he is in his "Lose My Mind" music video. The clip shows the singer in a straight jacket, as he's lost his mind all because of one hot girl.
Meghan Linsey Brings a Taste of ‘Home’ to ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Meghan Linsey brought the house down on Monday night's (April 20) Top 10 episode of The Voice with a soulful rendition of Marc Broussard's song "Home."
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Skipped the ACM Awards for a Good Reason
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were noticeably absent from Sunday night's (April 19) ACM Awards, but the power couple had a pretty good reason for skipping out.
Thomas Rhett Celebrates Another No. 1 and a Brand New Hit
Thomas Rhett enjoys celebrating a No. 1 hit, but that doesn't mean he's not focused on the future. While partying it up in honor of "Make Me Wanna," the country hitmaker chatted with Taste of Country about what's to come, including his hopes for his latest single.
You’ve Got to See This Horse Dancing to Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
We echo Billy Ray Cyrus when we say that this is the best thing ever. The '90s hitmaker's most famous work of art, "Achy Breaky Heart," has always been a line-dancing favorite, but it's usually humans doing the foot-stompin'. Not at a recent rodeo, however.