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!
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Jerrod Niemann
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival-goers won't just catch a fun show when Jerrod Niemann takes the stage, they'll also hear his incredible songwriting. The "Buzz Back Girl" singer is performing during the June 12-14 festival at Hunter Mountain in central New York.
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell to Battle for ACMs New Artist of the Year
It's safe to say Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell are having a happy this Wednesday, as the three men have been named final New Artist of the Year nominees leading up to the 2015 ACM Awards.
Brantley Gilbert Slathers on the Sexy for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Impression [Watch]
The hotly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey film is in theaters, and Brantley Gilbert wants in on the action.
Scotty McCreery Covers Conway Twitty’s ‘Hello Darlin” at the Opry [Watch]
There aren't a lot of songs Scotty McCreery's deep voice can't handle, but Conway Twitty's "Hello Darlin'" was practically made for him.
Keith Urban and Eric Church Light Up the Sky With ‘Raise ‘Em Up’ Lyric Video
Fans are hoping a music video will come from Keith Urban and Eric Church's collaboration "Raise 'Em Up," but for now, this lyric video will have to do. The lyrics to the hit song are shown against a sky full of fireworks.
The Great Keith Urban Debate: Ponytail or No Ponytail?
When Keith Urban showed up to the 2015 Grammy Awards with wife Nicole Kidman on Sunday night (Feb. 8), he looked a little ... different. The Aussie had pulled his signature shaggy, blond locks into a messy little ponytail -- and social media went absolutely crazy.
Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and More Stun at the 2015 Grammy Awards [Pictures]
The Grammy Awards are Music's Biggest Night for good reason, and the 2015 event was no different, with stars of all genres putting on their Sunday best for the show.
Dierks Bentley Plays Stripped Down Version of ‘Riser’ on ‘Letterman’ [Watch]
Dierks Bentley took his band to New York City to play 'Riser' on the 'Late Show With David Letterman,' and they delivered with a moving performance that was almost entirely acoustic.
Carrie Underwood Makes a ‘Cameo’ in ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Trailer [Watch]
Carrie Underwood is making an appearance in the 'Pitch Perfect 2' movie ... sort of. One of the mom-to-be's biggest hits will used during a battle performance by the Bellas.
Lady Antebellum Book Bucket-List Show for Charles Kelley’s Birthday
Lady Antebellum have added an important show to their 2015 Wheels Up Tour. The trio announced they'll be playing their first-ever concert at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.