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!
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.
Dustin Lynch Makes Little Girl Cry, Admits He ‘Can’t Win ‘Em All’ [Watch]
As it turns out, kids aren't as crazy about Dustin Lynch as the ladies seem to be. And one dad learned the hard (and hilarious) way just how mad your little girl gets when you try to trade her favorite 'Frozen' song for country music.
Jana Kramer Is Leather-Clad Santa in Nationwide Commercial [Watch]
Jana Kramer has taken on a role in another Nationwide ad. The singer is an anti-thief in the commercial, using her acrobatic skills (and gorgeous black leather suit) to help those in need.
Carrie Underwood Announces Women’s Fitness Line, Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood's love of staying in shape will help the mom-to-be launch a new venture. The singer has teamed up with Dick's Sporting Good to create Calia by Carrie Underwood, a line of fitness lifestyle apparel.
Luke Bryan Snags Favorite Male Country Artist at 2014 American Music Awards
He was one of just a few country stars in attendance at the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23), and Luke Bryan didn't walk away empty-handed. The star beat out two other huge country acts to win Favorite Male Artist: Country.
Brantley Gilbert Wins Favorite Country Album at the 2014 American Music Awards
On Sunday night (Nov. 23), Brantley Gilbert took home his very first American Music Award, and it was a big one. Gilbert was honored with Favorite Album - Country, besting some pretty big names.
Garth Brooks Brings ‘People Loving People’ to 2014 AMAs Live Via Satellite
Garth Brooks is busier than ever, especially now that his comeback album is on store shelves. The country singer is bringing new songs to fans on the road each night, so he couldn't make the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23). But that didn't mean he couldn't perform.
Taylor Swift Honored With First-Ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence at 2014 AMAs
Taylor Swift had a big Sunday. After opening the 2014 American Music Awards with a performance, the 'Shake It Off' hitmaker was honored with the inaugural Dick Clark Award for Excellence. To top it off, a music icon presented Swift with the award.
People Magazine Confirms What We Already Knew: Blake Shelton Is Sexy!
Newsflash: Blake Shelton is darn sexy! Officially, too -- the country singer was named one of the sexiest men alive in 2014 by People magazine.