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!
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.
Lady Antebellum Comment on Taylor Swift’s Transition to Pop
Although the haters are coming out of the woodwork for Taylor Swift now that she's gone pop, one country trio are singing her praises.
Luke Bryan Breaks Personal Touring Record With 1.7 Million Fans in 2014
It was a monstrous year for Luke Bryan! The singer shook it in front of 1.7 million fans combined over the course of of his That's My Kind of Night Tour, Spring Break shows and Farm Tour.
Kelly Clarkson Covers Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off,’ Is Still Phenomenal [Watch]
At a Saturday night's (Oct. 25) concert in Buffalo, Kelly Clarkson brought out a cover that no one expected. The original 'American Idol' showed fans she's a true Swiftie with her own version of Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off.'
Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley Adds JagDeer Tattoo to His Growing Ink Collection
Florida Georgia Line's Florida boy, Brian Kelley, has added another artistic tattoo to his constantly growing ink collection! The singer got a jagdeer permanently tatted on his right forearm.
Little Big Town Are Officially the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry
Little Big Town received a huge honor on Friday, Oct. 17. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family, and it's a pretty special place for them. It's also the first place they ever publicly performed together!
Taming the Sexy Beast: Luke Bryan Plans to Tone Down His Booty Shakin’ in the Future
Ladies, you'll want to sit down for this. These days, Luke Bryan is known for shakin' his groove thang in concert -- in skin-tight jeans, no less -- but the star admits he won't pull the Beyonce moves at his shows forever.
Trisha Yearwood Set to Make Cameo on ‘Nashville’ During Faux CMA Awards
Trisha Yearwood soon make her 'Nashville' debut!
Sara Evans to Spread Holiday Cheer With ‘At Christmas’ Album
Although it's a little early, Sara Evans is in the holiday spirit! And she hopes that jolly attitude will rub off on her fans when she releases her new holiday album, 'At Christmas.'
Miranda Lambert the Bed & Breakfast Owner Doesn’t Get Recognized by Fans
In her small town of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Miranda Lambert is simply the owner of the Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast. Shockingly, the superstar reveals, some people don't even recognize her!