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!
Is That Madea?! See Country Stars’ Most Memorable Halloween Costumes
Sure, they're great onstage and all, but can anyone celebrate Halloween quite like country stars? From sexy to scary, sometimes hilarious and sometimes adorable, these singers know how to pick costumes.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.
Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles Welcomes a Baby Girl
Zac Brown Band's Coy Bowles is officially a father after welcoming a baby girl into the world very early Friday morning (Oct. 21).
Gwen Stefani to Rejoin Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’ Season 12
Gwen Stefani will reunite with boyfriend Blake Shelton in her own big red chair next spring. Stefani is officially signed on as a coach for Season 12 of NBC's The Voice.
Granger Smith Brings Yee Yee Nation to the Jersey Shore [Pictures]
Granger Smith took Jersey Shore country on Aug. 22, when the "If the Boot Fits" singer played Martell's Tiki Bar on the Boardwalk.
Brad Paisley Takes Life Amplified Tour to Long Island [Pictures]
Brad Paisley's Life Amplified World Tour traveled to the Jones Beach Theater in Long Island on Aug. 4, and the "Without a Fight" singer brought supporting guests Maddie & Tae and Tyler Farr along for the fun.
10 Pics That Prove Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Meant to Be
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may be one of country's youngest love stories, but they're also one of the sweetest.
They’re Stars! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Honored on Music City Walk of Fame [Pics]
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's epic week continued Wednesday morning (Oct. 5) when they received their stars on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Justin Moore Gets Up Close With Fans at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom [Pictures]
Justin Moore rarely plays club shows anymore, so it was a special treat for New Jersey fans when the country star stopped by the Starland Ballroom back in June.
Kelsea Ballerini Enjoys a Romantic Paris Vacation With Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard this year and is overdue for a vacation! This week she went wheels up with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, for a romantic Paris getaway.
Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne to Keep Pilgrimage Music Fest Country
The 2nd Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival happens this weekend, just south of Nashville. Kacey Musgraves and Brothers Osborne will help keep the event country, with both taking the stage on Sunday (Sept. 25).
Second Graders Sing Kelsea Ballerini for Their ‘Brain Break’ [Watch]
A Columbus, Ohio, second grade class takes a "brain break" every school day to give themselves time to unwind. This clip finds the seven and 8-year-olds in a singalong to a Kelsea Ballerini song with a positive message.