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!
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.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Dolly Parton Inspires at Pure & Simple Tour Stop in Jersey [Pictures]
Dolly Parton is full of wisdom, pure and simple. The charismatic singer brought her Pure and Simple Tour to New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center, and during her entertaining set left the crowd with a few nuggets of wisdom.
Surf’s Up! Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Best Beach Pictures
Sorry, Jake Owen — Kenny Chesney is unquestionably country music's original beach bum. Don't believe us? Check out these pictures showing the No Shoes Nation leader's best moments in the sand.
Maddie & Tae, Cam and More Rock Girls With Guitars Event [Pictures]
The fourth-annual Girls with Guitars took place at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York on May 10, and as expected, it was full of girl power!
Thomas Rhett Becomes a Belieber at Justin Bieber’s Nashville Show
Thomas Rhett is a Belieber — or at least he was at Monday night's (June 27) Justin Bieber concert in Nashville.
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.
See Country Stars in Their Biggest Role: Dad
Some of country's biggest names have an even more important job than entertaining country fans every night. They also play the roles of doting dads, and this Father's Day we're celebrating country pops.
2016 CMT Music Awards Winners
The always-fun CMT Awards had a star-studded list of nominees for seven categories, including a new one for this year.
Stars Shimmer and Shine on the 2016 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
The CMT Music Awards are one of the summer's most fun TV events for country music. This year, stars showed up on the pink — not red — carpet looking casual, yet stylish and ready for a fun night of music.
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.
Kacey Musgraves Teases Festive Christmas Album
Kacey Musgraves is celebrating Christmas in June! The "Dime Store Cowgirl" turned to Instagram to give an early holiday announcement to her 442K followers.