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!
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.
Reba McEntire Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Girl, Says River Is ‘So Loved’
Reba McEntire's work life is busier than ever these days, but in the season of giving and spending time with family, the legend is especially focused on her role as a grandmother.
Lady Antebellum Set to Perform at 2015 People’s Choice Awards
Lady Antebellum are going to help the 2015 People's Choice Awards go a little country. The trio are set to perform live on the show in early January.
Garth Brooks Dishes on His ‘Long Vacation,’ Performs ‘Mom’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Watch]
Garth Brooks reminisced about how far he's come over the years during a stop at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week. The icon also performed his latest single, 'Mom' -- this time without getting choked up.
Little Big Town Add More Dates to Pain Killer Tour
Little Big Town will give country fans the gift of song going into the new year. The foursome has added more dates to their Pain Killer Tour, extending it through March 2015.