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 Weddings & Engagements in 2016
2016 has been a year for romance, as a number of country artists either got down on one knee or accepted rings this year.
Martina McBride + More Band Against Cancer in Denver [Pictures]
Martina McBride's Band Against Cancer Tour made a stop in Denver on Oct. 8. The powerhouse vocalist brought Thompson Square and Cassadee Pope along for a night full of good music for a great cause.
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Hello, Dolly: See Pictures of Dolly Parton Through the Years
You've heard Dolly's story. Celebrate her career in this Dolly Parton Through the Years photo gallery.
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.
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.
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.
Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On
Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!
Kelsea Ballerini ‘Bawls’ Through ‘Peter Pan’ Live in Detroit [Watch]
Kelsea Ballerini took a Detroit stage on Thursday (Sept. 15) as part of the Rascal Flatts tour. When she performed her newest No. 1 single, "Peter Pan," she couldn't contain her emotions.
Moving Tributes Highlight 2016 ACM Honors
Seven impressive tributes to artists and songwriters made Tuesday night's (Aug. 30) 2016 ACM Honors a memorable one. Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Cam with Alicia Keys were just a few of the night's standouts.