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!
‘What Ever Happened to … ?’ 18 Country Artists That Simply Disappeared
"Strawberry Wine" is one of the greatest country songs of all time ... where's Deana Carter?
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
The tour bus is their home away from home. These are pretty scary.
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends [Pictures]
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too!
See Which Country Stars Have December Birthdays
This December, we'll be celebrating Christmas Day, Hanukkah and ringing in the new year — but that's not all.
Country Weddings & Engagements in 2016
2016 has been a year for romance, as a number of country artists either got down on one knee or accepted rings this year.
Martina McBride + More Band Against Cancer in Denver [Pictures]
Martina McBride's Band Against Cancer Tour made a stop in Denver on Oct. 8. The powerhouse vocalist brought Thompson Square and Cassadee Pope along for a night full of good music for a great cause.
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs: ‘Friends in Low Places’ Thanksgiving Parody
Usually when adorable kids sing country songs, it's a sweet rendition of a classic, but this one is also hilarious! Students from a New York elementary school had a little fun with Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places,' mixing it up for Thanksgiving.
Legends Shine During Performance-Filled 50th CMA Awards [Pictures]
There was never a dull moment during Wednesday night's (Nov. 2) CMA Awards. The opening tribute was arguably the most iconic moment of the night, starring numerous legends and an emotional ending by Randy Travis. And that was only the beginning.
Miranda Lambert and Anderson East Go Dark for 2016 CMA Awards [Pictures]
Miranda Lambert showed up to the 50th annual CMA Awards in a stunning dark ensemble with the perfect accessory on her arm: boyfriend Anderson East.
Brett Eldredge Skipping CMA Awards to Watch World Series
There will be a lot of country stars at the 2016 CMA Awards, but Brett Eldredge won't be one of them.
Is That Madea?! See Country Stars’ Most Memorable Halloween Costumes
Sure, they're great onstage and all, but can anyone celebrate Halloween quite like country stars? From sexy to scary, sometimes hilarious and sometimes adorable, these singers know how to pick costumes.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.