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!
‘American Idol’ Country Finalists: Where Are They Now?
We all know Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery rose to country royalty with the help of the reality show, but what about the other finalists who rocked a little twang?
Kids Singing Country Songs: Loretta Lynn, ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’
Brynlee isn't just one of Loretta Lynn's biggest fans, she also imitates the iconic singer when she performs! Here, Brynlee sings the classic "Coal Miner's Daughter" in a long white dress while a live Loretta Lynn video plays behind her.
What Music Video Is This Picture From?
Do you recognize this gorgeous desert scene? That old truck is driving down a secluded street in a certain music video, with a couple inside, taking a trip to a hole-in-the-wall pool hall. Do you think you know the video that includes this shot?
Kids Singing Country Songs: Thomas Rhett, ‘Die a Happy Man’
Thomas Rhett's "Die a Happy Man" is already super sweet, but in this cover it gets an adorable makeover! Three-year-old Braylon belts the cover into his microphone, strumming his guitar. Watch this, but be warned: he will melt your heart.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Dustin Lynch, ‘Cowboys and Angels’
Kids love music, and if you're raising them right, they love country music the most. But singing along to the radio or dancing to CDs don't hold a candle to Braxton's experience — he got to take the stage with Dustin Lynch!
Country Weddings and Engagements in 2015 [Pictures]
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Jana Kramer ‘So Ready’ to Welcome Baby Girl
Jana Kramer's pregnancy is coming to an end, but she's still been kicking butt on stage (in heels!). The singer admits she's struggled with sickness and is "so ready" to become a mom to her baby girl.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he's tough, but he's a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.
Blake Shelton Brings Gwen Stefani Along to Celebrate RaeLynn’s Engagement
Leave it to country cutie RaeLynn to celebrate her engagement in adorable style! The singer celebrated her upcoming nuptials with a Christmas-themed party that was hosted partially by her The Voice mentor, Blake Shelton.
First ‘Fuller House’ Teaser Features Miranda Lambert’s ‘The House That Built Me’
The very first trailer for the highly-anticipated Netflix Full House spinoff, Fuller House, has finally been released, and it features a very familiar voice.
What Music Video Is This Picture From?
Yum yum! This burger joint is a pit stop in one super fun music video with a coastal theme (it's also an incredibly catchy song). A group of friends head here for some eats after playing in the ocean. Do you know what music video this is?
Country Stars Who Have Famous Family Members
Talent seems to run through bloodlines — just look at the Kardashians (just kidding!) — but it may come as a surprise that many of your favorite country singers also have relatives who are also famous.