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!
Country Artists We’ve Lost in 2014 [Pictures]
This year, country music -- and music in general -- suffered some big losses. Several great artists passed away, but their mark on music will be remembered forever, whether famous for their vocal talents, songwriting skills or playing abilities.
Sam Hunt Kicking Off 2015 With Lipstick Graffiti Headlining Tour
Sam Hunt marked one thing off his bucket list when 'Leave the Night On' reached the top of the charts. Now, he's hitting the road on a headlining tour!
Scotty McCreery Pays Tribute to Veterans With Heartwarming ‘The Dash’ Video
Scotty McCreery is a strong supporter of servicemen and women -- something he proves each night on tour -- and in honor of Veterans Day, the 'Feelin' It' singer wanted to go the extra mile to show his gratitude.
Taylor Brashears Kicks Off ‘The Voice’ Playoffs With Dixie Chicks Cover [Watch]
'The Voice' Live Playoffs kicked off on Monday night (Nov. 10) with a country cover. Nashville resident Taylor Brashears performed 'Long Time Gone' by the Dixie Chicks with the help of her fiddle.
Ponytail or No Ponytail? The Band Perry Talk Fashion
The Band Perry are one of the best looking groups in country music -- always polished, well-styled and, of course, we can't forget those fabulous manes. The trio stopped by to chat with Taste of Country before the 2014 CMA Awards about their sense of fashion, in addition to new music.
2014 CMA Awards Performance Pictures
The CMA Awards are known as Country Music's Biggest Night for a reason. Legendary country stars showed up to sing in 2014, but country's young bucks -- the newcomers -- also got their time in the spotlight. Relive some of the best performances of the night via our photo gallery capturing t…
Faith Hill Debuts New Pixie Cut at 2014 CMA Awards
Just when we thought Faith Hill couldn't get any more gorgeous, she surprises us! The stunning star stepped out on the 2014 CMA Awards red carpet with a fresh, new pixie haircut.
2014 CMA Awards Best Dressed Pictures
The 2014 CMA Music Awards brought out the best in country music, which also meant the best in fashion. Most country stars dress to the nines for Country Music's Biggest Night, and this year, there were so many who took our breath away!
2014 CMA Awards Worst Dressed Pictures
Sure, high fashion was in attendance at the 2014 CMA Awards, but not everyone got the memo. As much as we love 'em for their music, these folks left a lot to be desired on the red carpet, looks-wise. Do you agree with our picks for the 2014 CMA Awards Worst Dressed list?
2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures
Country stars put on their very best threads for not only the TV time, but the 2014 CMA Awards red carpet, too! Country Music's Biggest Night brings out the best suits, designer gowns and even a few cowboy hats! Hey, it is country.
More 2014 CMA Awards Performers Announced
The 48th annual CMA Awards are quickly approaching, and a few big names have already been announced as performers.
Hunter Hayes to Play in Nashville Before the CMA Awards to Honor Servicemen, Women
Hunter Hayes is kicking off the CMA Awards week with a party! The 'Invisible' singer will throw his very own celebration in downtown Nashville on Monday (Nov. 3) with a free show.