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!
The Swon Brothers Dish on Musical Childhood, Secret Talents in ‘Cheat Sheet’
The Swon Brothers may not agree on their go-to date night slow jams, but they can agree on how to describe their childhood. The two say that they grew up musical, revealing that they always knew they were born to do this. Hear these stories and more in this edition of ToC's 'Cheat Sheet&ap…
Reba McEntire First Artist to Sign With Nash Icon Music Label
Reba McEntire's much-anticipated big announcement Tuesday morning (Oct. 21) is that she's the very first artist to sign to Nash Icon Music, a venture between Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media.
Dustin Lynch Injured by Flying Beer Can at Florida Concert
Dustin Lynch got a little more than he was expecting while playing a show at the Mullet Festival in Niceville, Florida on Oct. 17. While Lynch was finishing a cover song, one not-so-nice fan got a little too excited and hurled a full beer can toward the stage, which hit the country singer in the fac…
Maddie and Tae Answer Hilarious Trivia Questions in ‘Napkins’ Game [Watch]
Maddie & Tae sat down with deejays from our sister station, WYRK, to spill a few not-so-ladylike secrets.
Carrie Underwood Putting Motorcycle Lessons on Hold While Pregnant
Carrie Underwood isn't getting much use out of her gift from Miranda Lambert these days. Now that she's expecting, she's put her motorcycle lessons on hold ... until after the baby comes, at least.
‘Anything Goes': Florida Georgia Line ‘Return’ to Themselves With ‘Dirt,’ New Producer [Wa…
With a new album comes a fresh Florida Georgia Line, but according to the 'Dirt' duo, it's not so much a "new" them as it is a return to what they've always known. In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country, the guys expand on this, their new producer and much…
Eric Church Embarking on a Second Leg of the Outsiders World Tour in 2015
His Outsiders World Tour has been exceptionally successful, so Eric Church is adding a second leg. The run includes stops in Nashville, Las Vegas, San Jose and many more cities.
Jerrod Niemann Gets His ‘Buzz Back Girl’ in Visually Stimulating Music Video
Jerrod Niemann's 'Buzz Back Girl' video is just as fun as the single. The clip finds the singer getting his buzz on, but not just from a few drinks.
Nicole Kidman Wants to Have More Children With Keith Urban
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman already have two little girls, but the actress admits she'd love to have more.
Garth Brooks Breaks His Own Single-City Ticket Sales Record in Minneapolis
Those who doubted the success of Garth Brooks' grand re-entrance into country music are kicking themselves as they learn the news that the legend has set another record.
Luke Bryan Snags Huge Nod Among 2014 American Music Awards Nominees
The list of 2014 American Music Awards nominees indicates that things are changing in a big way. Country music is absolutely taking over, as Luke Bryan has been nominated for a huge multi-genre award!