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!
Carrie Underwood Announces Women’s Fitness Line, Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood's love of staying in shape will help the mom-to-be launch a new venture. The singer has teamed up with Dick's Sporting Good to create Calia by Carrie Underwood, a line of fitness lifestyle apparel.
Craig Wayne Boyd Covers Johnny Cash, ‘I Walk the Line’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Team Blake Shelton's Craig Wayne Boyd was back at it again on Monday night (Nov. 24) on 'The Voice.' The country singer put his unique spin on Johnny Cash's 'I Walk the Line.'
Taylor Swift Honored With First-Ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence at 2014 AMAs
Taylor Swift had a big Sunday. After opening the 2014 American Music Awards with a performance, the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker was honored with the inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence. To top it off, a music icon presented Swift with the award.
Brantley Gilbert Wins Favorite Country Album at the 2014 American Music Awards
On Sunday night (Nov. 23), Brantley Gilbert took home his very first American Music Award, and it was a big one. Gilbert was honored with Favorite Album - Country, besting some pretty big names.
Garth Brooks Brings ‘People Loving People’ to 2014 AMAs Live Via Satellite
Garth Brooks is busier than ever, especially now that his comeback album is on store shelves. The country singer is bringing new songs to fans on the road each night, so he couldn't make the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23). But that didn't mean he couldn't perform.
Luke Bryan Snags Favorite Male Country Artist at 2014 American Music Awards
He was one of just a few country stars in attendance at the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23), and Luke Bryan didn't walk away empty-handed. The star beat out two other huge country acts to win Favorite Male Artist: Country.
More Top Stars Added to American Country Countdown Awards
The inaugural American Country Countdown Awards just keep getting hotter! The awards show has announced that Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brett Eldredge will all perform during the broadcast.
Jake Owen Surprises Fans by Daylighting as Uber Driver
Hopefully, Jake Owen is a good driver! The 'Beachin'' singer is taking some time away from his busy career as a country megastar on Friday (Nov. 21) for an ubercool reason.
Three-Year-Old Invites Miranda Lambert to His Birthday Party and It’s Adorable! [Watch]
Three-year-old Ronan has one wish and one wish only this year: he wants superstar Miranda Lambert to come to his birthday party!
People Magazine Confirms What We Already Knew: Blake Shelton Is Sexy!
Newsflash: Blake Shelton is darn sexy! Officially, too -- the country singer was named one of the sexiest men alive in 2014 by People magazine.
Rascal Flatts Booked for Residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Naturally, most people think of Nashville as country music's mecca, but Las Vegas is quickly becoming a second home for the genre. The most recent act to take residency is Rascal Flatts, who are booked for a short run at the Joint, which is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Don’t Expect to Find Jason Aldean in Any Steamy Music Video Love Scenes
Sure, Jason Aldean's 'Burnin' It Down' video is super sexy, but originally, there was an even steamier plan.