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!
Brantley Gilbert Reveals He’ll Be ‘Laying a Little Low’ This New Year’s Eve
Brantley Gilbert won't be having a 'Small Town Throwdown' this New Year's Eve. Instead, the singer says his plans will most likely involve a low-key night off.
‘Elf’ Inspired Darius Rucker’s ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Duet With Sheryl Crow
It's hard to find someone who doesn't enjoy a good holiday flick, especially Will Ferrell's charming 'Elf.' Darius Rucker even found a little inspiration in the Christmas movie!
Reba McEntire Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Girl, Says River Is ‘So Loved’
Reba McEntire's work life is busier than ever these days, but in the season of giving and spending time with family, the legend is especially focused on her role as a grandmother.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Shares First Pic of His Baby Boy
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood just gifted us all an early Christmas gift! The Georgia native shared the very first photo of his adorable, Cash Van, and we are in love!
Garth Brooks Dishes on His ‘Long Vacation,’ Performs ‘Mom’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ [Watch]
Garth Brooks reminisced about how far he's come over the years during a stop at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' this week. The icon also performed his latest single, 'Mom' -- this time without getting choked up.
Little Big Town Add More Dates to Pain Killer Tour
Little Big Town will give country fans the gift of song going into the new year. The foursome has added more dates to their Pain Killer Tour, extending it through March 2015.
Blake Shelton Channels His Inner Rap Star With ‘U Can’t Touch This’ [Watch]
We know Blake Shelton is many things: talented singer, hilarious country superstar, winning 'The Voice' coach and proud husband. But did you know he's also a talented rapper? No, really!
Craig Wayne Boyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd Do ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Yes, Craig Wayne Boyd won Season 7 of 'The Voice,' but it was before his name was called that he got the opportunity of a lifetime. The country rocker took the stage with Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd during Tuesday's finale.
Kelly Clarkson Performs Winning ‘American Idol’ Song 12 Years Later [Watch]
Kelly Clarkson took everyone back in time when she performed at the Miss Vietnam competition. The now-star sang 'A Moment Like This,' her winning song from 'American Idol,' twelve years after winning the reality competition.
Jake Owen Says His Mom ‘Encouraged’ Him to Cut His Long Hair
Jake Owen made a big change recently, cutting his famously long locks in exchange for a slicked-back, shorter 'do. He says it was a little nagging from his mom that helped him decide to go all in and give himself a brand new look.
Craig Wayne Boyd Covers Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
During the Monday night (Dec. 9) Top 5 performances on 'The Voice,' Craig Wayne Boyd took on not one, but two country covers.
Eric Church’s Touching ‘Talladega’ Music Video Spans Man’s Entire Lifetime
Eric Church's 'Talladega' video makes a visual out of the fact that the song is about a lot more than racing. The clip spans one man's entire lifetime while he lays in a hospital bed, reminiscing before his death.