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!
Country Swagger: Best Dressed at the 2015 ToC Festival [Pictures]
The Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain in New York is known for great music, good drinks and a whole lotta fun! This year, festivalgoers brought country fashion to the next level and we have the festival's very best dressed.
Eli Young Band Guys Proudly Rock What’s Known as ‘Dad Bod’
Eli Young Band were one of the fan-favorites during the kickoff of the 2015 Taste of Country Festival. The group stopped by to chat with us about the song that "broke them" — and their pride for #DadBod.
Colt Ford Insists He’s the ‘Lucky’ One to Record With ‘Cool Artists’ Like Keith Urban
Colt Ford and Keith Urban have crossed paths many times. The two were both scheduled to perform during the first night of the 2015 Taste of Country Festival, and they've recorded a song together called "She's Like."
Chase Bryant Talks New Single, Guitar Skills and Playing ToC Festival
Newcomer Chase Bryant is one of the many talented artists who'll perform during the 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival this week, but he's probably the only one with such a unique guitar style who also so closely resembles James Dean.
LOL! Blake Shelton’s Funniest Tweets
Blake Shelton has more than 12 million followers on Twitter, and for good reason! The "Sangria" singer's sense of humor stole our hearts long before The Voice, but the show has made him a worldwide star. And with that fame comes great responsibility to make people crack up, appar…
Peyton Manning and Dierks Bentley Duet on ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ [Watch]
When football star Peyton Manning celebrates something, he invites all of his famous friends to the party. Dierks Bentley was on hand at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital on Friday night (May 8), and took the stage with the sportsman for a duet of the Johnny Cash classic "Folsom Pr…
Ashley Monroe Reveals Track Listing, Release Date for New Album
Good news for Ashley Monroe fans! The beautiful blonde is set to release her second album from Warner Bros. Records this summer.
From ‘Indian Outlaw’ to Chiseled Superstar: See Tim McGraw Through the Years!
Samuel Timothy Smith — or Tim McGraw, as we now know him — was born on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana. Music has always been in this star's veins, and he began pursuing his dreams of being a country music singer in 1989. Since then, we've watched him age gracefully and chise…
Taylor Swift Reaches Out to 12-Year-Old Battling Cancer
You could say that Taylor Swift's "thing" is making dreams come true for her biggest fans. So when the "Style" singer heard about a pre-teen battling cancer via social media and, she gave the young girl a call to tell her that she's rooting for her.
Trisha Yearwood Gushes Over Her ‘Biggest Cheerleader,’ Husband Garth Brooks
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks are one of country music greatest love stories. The couple work and play together well, and they have for almost 10 years! Now, the country singer is gushing over how great Garth is behind the scenes.
Miranda Lambert Goes Without Makeup for People’s Most Beautiful Women Issue
It's no surprise that Miranda Lambert is a natural beauty, but it's rare to see her without makeup.