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!
See Pictures of the Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists
The tour bus is their home away from home. These are pretty scary.
Brett Eldredge Skipping CMA Awards to Watch World Series
There will be a lot of country stars at the 2016 CMA Awards, but Brett Eldredge won't be one of them.
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.
2016 CMT Music Awards Winners
The always-fun CMT Awards had a star-studded list of nominees for seven categories, including a new one for this year.
Eric Church Pays Tribute to Kris Kristofferson With Moving ‘To Beat the Devil’ Performance [Watch]
When Eric Church performed at the star-studded Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert on Wednesday night (March 16), the crowd hung on every word he said. Church began his moving performance with a powerful story about just how much Kris Kristofferson means to him.
Country Weddings and Engagements in 2015 [Pictures]
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Jana Kramer ‘So Ready’ to Welcome Baby Girl
Jana Kramer's pregnancy is coming to an end, but she's still been kicking butt on stage (in heels!). The singer admits she's struggled with sickness and is "so ready" to become a mom to her baby girl.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he's tough, but he's a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.
Blake Shelton Brings Gwen Stefani Along to Celebrate RaeLynn’s Engagement
Leave it to country cutie RaeLynn to celebrate her engagement in adorable style! The singer celebrated her upcoming nuptials with a Christmas-themed party that was hosted partially by her The Voice mentor, Blake Shelton.