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!
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.
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.
Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton + More Join 2016 Charlie Daniels Volunteer Jam
Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam is going to be one for the record books. The lineup for the epic concert includes Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton and several other incredible acts.
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.
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.
Tim McGraw, Eric Church + More: Best Photos From WE Fest 2016!
WE Fest 2016 was one for the record books! Tim McGraw, Eric Church and Kid Rock headlined the three-night festival, and a slew of supporting acts helped make it the best one yet.
High Valley Share Sweet Family Stories During WE Fest Set
High Valley got personal during Saturday's (Aug. 6) early afternoon set at WE Fest 2016. The sibling duo gushed about their families, but especially the support of their father, in between songs.
William Michael Morgan Kicks Off Day Two of WE Fest 2016
Day 2 of WE Fest 2016 kicked off with a traditional country set from newcomer William Michael Morgan.
5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016
If you only see one concert this summer, consider seeing one of the 5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016.
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!
Zac Brown Band, Drake White Black Out the Sun in Connecticut [Pictures]
Zac Brown Band kicked off their 2016 Black Out the Sun Tour on May 19 in Hartford, Conn. The "Homegrown" singers brought Drake White and the Big Fire along to get things started on a hot note.
Stars Who’ve Suffered Unthinkable Tragedies
It may seem like it's always glitz and glam for country music's biggest stars, but they didn't all come by their storytelling ability naturally. Sadly, many singers have encountered great tragedies in their lives, or have overcome sharp odds to get where they are today.