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!
Blake Shelton Addresses ‘Rivalry’ With Adam Levine in Funny ‘SNL’ Promo [Watch]
Blake Shelton is lined up to both host and perform on 'Saturday Night Live' this Saturday night (Jan. 24).
Thomas Rhett Covers Bruno Mars’ ‘When I Was Your Man’ [Watch]
For the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards, New Artist nominees vied for fan votes on social media.
Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About ‘Horrible’ Pregnancy Which Included Hospitalization
Kelly Clarkson is now the mother of adorable River Rose, but getting her here was anything but easy.
Craig Wayne Boyd Locks in Opening Slot During Rascal Flatts’ Las Vegas Residency
It looks like 'The Voice' has made Rascal Flatts fans of winner Craig Wayne Boyd. The trio have enlisted the Team Blake member to open for them in Las Vegas!
Garth Brooks Tests His Country Music Knowledge on ‘Today’ [WATCH]
Garth Brooks didn't just get his latest Platinum album while on 'Today' Thursday (Jan. 8), he also had a little fun. He tested his country music IQ against Hoda Kotb, and you'd be surprised what happened.
The Band Perry Present Hunter Hayes With People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist
The Band Perry were one of a handful of country acts in attendance at the 2015 Annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (Jan. 7). The sibling trio took the stage not for a performance, but to present the award for Favorite Male Country Artist to Hunter Hayes!
Luke Bryan Sips Helium, Sings ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ [Watch]
Luke Bryan plus helium balloons equals hilarity! During a visit to 'The Bobby Bones Show,' the star singer sucked on a balloon before performing his hit song, 'That's My Kind of Night.'
The Band Perry Working With ‘Little Red Wagon’ Writer Audra Mae for New Album
Happy new year indeed to fans of the Band Perry! The trio are hard at work on their new album and they're opening up about its "rambunctious" sound and who they're writing with on the new tunes.
The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves + More Share New Year’s Mayhem, Injuries
With a new year comes new parties, new resolutions and sometimes even mishaps (we're looking at you, Kacey Musgraves). Country stars took to social media to wish their fans a happy new year, announce their resolutions and share their party pictures from New Year's Eve.
Iraq Veteran Pops the Question During a John Michael Montgomery Song [Watch]
An Iraq veteran was having a super sweet moment with his girlfriend during a John Michael Montgomery song and he made it even more special when he popped the question! You may need a tissue for this story.
Dierks Bentley to Headline Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Parade
Dierks Bentley will head south come spring.