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!
High Valley Share Sweet Family Stories During WE Fest Set
High Valley got personal during Saturday's (Aug. 6) early afternoon set at WE Fest 2016. The sibling duo gushed about their families, but especially the support of their father, in between songs.
Montgomery Gentry Play Jam-Packed WE Fest 2016 Set
Montgomery Gentry didn't play all night long on Friday night (Aug. 5), but they packed as many songs as they could into a hit-filled 90-minute set.
William Michael Morgan Kicks Off Day Two of WE Fest 2016
Day 2 of WE Fest 2016 kicked off with a traditional country set from newcomer William Michael Morgan.
Joe Nichols Plays Eclectic Set at WE Fest
Storm clouds rolled in Thursday evening (Aug. 4) as Joe Nichols took the stage at WE Fest 2016, but he kept the rain at bay.
5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016
If you only see one concert this summer, consider seeing one of the 5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016.
Trent Harmon Steals the Top Spot on the ToC Video Countdown
There's a new No. 1 in town! Trent Harmon fans rose to the occasion and voted the final American Idol to the top spot.
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
Zac Brown Band, Drake White Black Out the Sun in Connecticut [Pictures]
Zac Brown Band kicked off their 2016 Black Out the Sun Tour on May 19 in Hartford, Conn. The "Homegrown" singers brought Drake White and the Big Fire along to get things started on a hot note.
Stars Who’ve Suffered Unthinkable Tragedies
It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.
Dolly Parton Inspires at Pure & Simple Tour Stop in Jersey [Pictures]
Dolly Parton is full of wisdom, pure and simple. The charismatic singer brought her Pure and Simple Tour to New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and during her entertaining set left the crowd with a few nuggets of wisdom.
Surf’s Up! Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Best Beach Pictures
Sorry, Jake Owen — Kenny Chesney is unquestionably country music's original beach bum. Don't believe us? Check out these pictures showing the No Shoes Nation leader's best moments in the sand.