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!
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends [Pictures]
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too!
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.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs: ‘Friends in Low Places’ Thanksgiving Parody
Usually when adorable kids sing country songs, it's a sweet rendition of a classic, but this one is also hilarious! Students from a New York elementary school had a little fun with Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places,' mixing it up for Thanksgiving.
See Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Cutest and Craziest Photos Through the Years
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.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Hey, That’s Me! Country Stars’ Best Selfies
If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that.
Your CMA Fest Outfit Guide, Straight From Reba McEntire’s Clothing Line [Pictures]
Reba McEntire will have a big, fashionable presence at CMA Fest 2016. The country music legend will host a booth showcasing her clothing line at Dillard's, spotlighting pieces that are perfect for festival season.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Cole Swindell, ‘You Should Be Here’
Five-year-old Case took the stage at his school talent show to cover Cole Swindell's "You Should Be Here" — and the reason will melt your heart.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Dolly Parton, ‘Jolene’
"Jolene" is one of Dolly Parton's signature songs, and it's been covered countless times since it was released back in 1973.
George Strait, Kacey Musgraves Shine on Opening Night of Las Vegas Run [Pictures]
George Strait and Kacey Musgraves gave their fans in Las Vegas a show to remember on Friday night (April 22), and Taste of Country was on hand to snap some exclusive photos of that memorable gig.
Artists Rock Out, Laugh a Lot and Fully Live the 2016 ACM Awards [Pictures]
The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards started out with co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, but Blake Shelton couldn't stay away!
What Music Video Is This Picture From?
Does this handsome guy look familiar? He stars in this week's mystery video. If his face doesn't jog your memory, maybe the location will. Do you think you might know what video we're talking about?
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Spend Valentine’s Day at Pre-Grammys Party
Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani spent their Valentine's Day together at a high-profile pre-Grammys gala thrown by music industry icon Clive Davis, getting cozy enough to let everyone know how happy they are together.
8 Real Country Gifts for Your Cupid-Hating Hubby
Is your man one of those that thinks Valentine's Day is just a holiday made by greeting card companies to take your money? Change his mind this Feb. 14 by snagging one of these great country gifts.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Loretta Lynn, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
Brynlee isn't just one of Loretta Lynn's biggest fans, she also imitates the iconic singer when she performs! Here, Brynlee sings the classic "Coal Miner's Daughter" in a long white dress while a live Loretta Lynn video plays behind her.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Thomas Rhett, ‘Die a Happy Man’
Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" is already super sweet, but in this cover it gets an adorable makeover! Three-year-old Braylon belts the cover into his microphone, strumming his guitar. Watch this, but be warned: he will melt your heart.
Country Weddings and Engagements in 2015 [Pictures]
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he's tough, but he's a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.