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!
They Know People: See Country Artists With Their Most Famous Friends
We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.
Charley Jenkins: ‘If It Wasn’t for Music, We Wouldn’t Get Up in the Afternoon’
Charley Jenkins didn't refer to Country Jam Colorado 2015 as a festival; he dubbed it a "family reunion." The Utah native took the stage on the last day of the event, and he saw lots of familiar faces in the crowd.
Country Jam 2015: Tim McGraw Headlines Jam-Packed Day 3 [Pictures]
Country Jam 2015 will soon draw to a close, but there's still a full day of country music ahead — and the party shows no signs of slowing down. Day 3 of the festival was a huge one, with headliner Tim McGraw drawing a massive crowd after several other talented artists took the big s…
Jackson Michelson Rocks ’90s Covers, Sings About Selfies at Country Jam
"Thanks for hanging with us in the heat," Jackson Michelson told the crowd during his set at Country Jam Colorado on Saturday (June 20). The alt-country newcomer was rocking a little facial scruff with black jeans for an 11-song set that included a really fun '90s medley.
Keith Urban, Thompson Square + More Heat Up Day 2 of Country Jam 2015 [Pictures]
Consider Country Jam Colorado the train that never runs out of steam.
Western Underground Bring Traditional Country to Country Jam Colorado
Western Underground transformed 2015 Country Jam into somewhat of a rodeo, pulling fans — okay, women — to their feet for a traditional country jam in the heat of the day.
Logan Mize Has the ‘Time of His Life’ at Country Jam Colorado
Kansas' finest, Logan Mize, took the Country Jam Colorado 2015 stage and brought the temperature up a few more notches. The man who rocks #DadBod better than most played the event Thursday afternoon (June 18) in the heat of the day, but he still looked cool, and he still rocked the crowd.
Hunter Mountain Heats Up on Day 3 of ToC Fest 2015 [Pictures]
Even though it was abnormally hot on Sunday (June 14) on Hunter Mountain, fans and artists came out to party. The 2015 Taste of Country Music Festival is in its final day, but that hasn't changed the atmosphere.
Tracy Lawrence Finds Out Who His Friends Are With Tim McGraw Duet at ToC Fest 2015
Tracy Lawrence took the stage at the 2015 Taste of Country Festival in the afternoon heat and got the crowd involved in a loud singalong, but it was when headliner Tim McGraw joined his buddy for "Find Out Who Your Friends Are" that the 20,000 fired-up country fans really went crazy.
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."
9 Best Dressed Stars at the 2015 CMT Awards
Even though the CMT Awards are a little more casual of an awards show, that doesn't stop our favorite country stars from dressing in their very best. Country's finest showed up to the awards Wednesday night (June 10) looking country sexy -- but some looked a little better than others.