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!
2014 CMA Awards Performance Pictures
The CMA Awards are known as Country Music's Biggest Night for a reason. Legendary country stars showed up to sing in 2014, but country's young bucks -- the newcomers -- also got their time in the spotlight. Relive some of the best performances of the night via our photo gallery capturing t…
Faith Hill Debuts New Pixie Cut at 2014 CMA Awards
Just when we thought Faith Hill couldn't get any more gorgeous, she surprises us! The stunning star stepped out on the 2014 CMA Awards red carpet with a fresh, new pixie haircut.
2014 CMA Awards Best Dressed Pictures
The 2014 CMA Music Awards brought out the best in country music, which also meant the best in fashion. Most country stars dress to the nines for Country Music's Biggest Night, and this year, there were so many who took our breath away!
2014 CMA Awards Worst Dressed Pictures
Sure, high fashion was in attendance at the 2014 CMA Awards, but not everyone got the memo. As much as we love 'em for their music, these folks left a lot to be desired on the red carpet, looks-wise. Do you agree with our picks for the 2014 CMA Awards Worst Dressed list?
2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet Pictures
Country stars put on their very best threads for not only the TV time, but the 2014 CMA Awards red carpet, too! Country Music's Biggest Night brings out the best suits, designer gowns and even a few cowboy hats! Hey, it is country.
Maddie and Tae Prep for Their First CMA Awards, Recall Where They Were Last Year
It has been quite a year for newcomers Maddie & Tae, whose debut single 'Girl in a Country Song' undoubtedly helped them snag an invite to the 2014 CMA Awards. The duo recall how far they've come since last year, including where they watched the show and how they're prepping …
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Undergoes Emergency Surgery Prior to CMA Awards
Just one day before the 2014 CMA Awards, Taste of Country caught up with Dan + Shay ... or, one half of the duo, really. Dan Smyers stopped by our booth to chat about his other half, Shay Mooney, and why he was missing in action during interviews.
Dierks Bentley Recalls ‘Totally Crazy’ Way He Secured a Spot at His First CMA Awards
Dierks Bentley is nominated for a total of five big awards at the 2014 CMA Awards, but he remembers a time when it wasn't that easy for him to find his name in lights during Country Music's Biggest Night.
Kip Moore Just Wants His Fans to ‘Live in the Moment,’ Put Phones Down
Kip Moore isn't the first artist to voice his two cents on cell phones at live shows, but the singer has a strong opinion about fans not living in the moment.
Charlie Daniels Admits He’s a Taylor Swift Fan
Charlie Daniels says he has a lot of 'admiration' for fellow country star Taylor Swift.