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!
Tim McGraw Finds Inspiration in a World Full of Music
Over the last several years, country music has vastly transformed, now incorporating many different styles of music into its sound. Tim McGraw attributes a lot of these new styles to the growing popularity of music in general -- and the fact that it's now literally accessible anywhere.
Big Machine Label Group’s Scott Borchetta to Mentor on ‘American Idol’
Scott Borchetta discovered Taylor Swift, as well as founding Big Machine Label Group, and now he's taking his expertise to 'American Idol.'
Kelly Clarkson Performs Winning ‘American Idol’ Song 12 Years Later [Watch]
Kelly Clarkson took everyone back in time when she performed at the Miss Vietnam competition. The now-star sang 'A Moment Like This,' her winning song from 'American Idol,' twelve years after winning the reality competition.
Taylor Swift Wears Lingerie, Performs Two Songs at 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show [Wa…
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is perhaps the sexiest television event of the year, and in 2014, it got a little sexier thanks to Taylor Swift, of all people. The pop-country star rocked lingerie -- yes, really! -- while performing two '1989' tracks for viewers.
Jake Owen Says His Mom ‘Encouraged’ Him to Cut His Long Hair
Jake Owen made a big change recently, cutting his famously long locks in exchange for a slicked-back, shorter 'do. He says it was a little nagging from his mom that helped him decide to go all in and give himself a brand new look.
Craig Wayne Boyd Covers Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
During the Monday night (Dec. 9) Top 5 performances on 'The Voice,' Craig Wayne Boyd took on not one, but two country covers.
Country Babies Born in 2014 [Pictures]
2014 was happy year for many country singers who welcomed new bundles of joy! More than a few artists expanded their families this year, which means a whole new generation of country fans and tiny country singers have entered the world.
Dustin Lynch Makes Little Girl Cry, Hilariously Admits He ‘Can’t Win ‘Em All’ [Watch]
As it turns out, kids aren't as crazy about Dustin Lynch as the ladies seem to be. And one dad learned the hard (and hilarious) way just how mad your little girl gets when you try to trade her favorite 'Frozen' song for country music.
Eric Church’s Touching ‘Talladega’ Music Video Spans Man’s Entire Lifetime
Eric Church's 'Talladega' video makes a visual out of the fact that the song is about a lot more than racing. The clip spans one man's entire lifetime while he lays in a hospital bed, reminiscing before his death.
Jana Kramer Is Leather-Clad Santa in Nationwide Commercial [Watch]
Jana Kramer has taken on a role in another Nationwide ad. The singer is an anti-thief in the commercial, using her acrobatic skills (and gorgeous black leather suit) to help those in need.