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!
Get a Whiff of This: There’s Now a Luke Bryan Candle!
Ever watched Luke Bryan shake it on stage and wondered what he smells like? Okay, so it's probably not "warm and sweet," but the singer has linked up with famed candlemakers Yankee Candle to release his own wax and wick, anyway.
Luke Bryan Joins Exclusive Ranks After Massive Sold-Out Show
On July 11, Luke Bryan brought some famous friends to Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium for one epic concert. The five-act show sold out, making Bryan the only country artist to sell out the venue among some big names.
Kenny Chesney Leaves His Worries Behind in Tropical ‘Save It for a Rainy Day’ Video
Kenny Chesney and the beach are one and the same. His favorite thing is to transport to a tropical paradise far away, and the "Save It for a Rainy Day" video is no different. Chesney leaves his worries — and the woman he's thinking about — behind and enjoys a day on the …
Kenny Chesney Breaks His Own Record in Philadelphia
Kenny Chesney's summer stadium shows aren't a new concept, but the star manages to reinvent the wheel with each passing year — and people are coming out in droves.
They Know People: See Country Artists With Their Most Famous Friends
We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.
Charley Jenkins: ‘If It Wasn’t for Music, We Wouldn’t Get Up in the Afternoon’
Charley Jenkins didn't refer to Country Jam Colorado 2015 as a festival; he dubbed it a "family reunion." The Utah native took the stage on the last day of the event, and he saw lots of familiar faces in the crowd.
Country Jam 2015: Tim McGraw Headlines Jam-Packed Day 3 [Pictures]
Country Jam 2015 will soon draw to a close, but there's still a full day of country music ahead — and the party shows no signs of slowing down. Day 3 of the festival was a huge one, with headliner Tim McGraw drawing a massive crowd after several other talented artists took the big s…
Jackson Michelson Rocks ’90s Covers, Sings About Selfies at Country Jam
"Thanks for hanging with us in the heat," Jackson Michelson told the crowd during his set at Country Jam Colorado on Saturday (June 20). The alt-country newcomer was rocking a little facial scruff with black jeans for an 11-song set that included a really fun '90s medley.
Keith Urban, Thompson Square + More Heat Up Day 2 of Country Jam 2015 [Pictures]
Consider Country Jam Colorado the train that never runs out of steam.
Western Underground Bring Traditional Country to Country Jam Colorado
Western Underground transformed 2015 Country Jam into somewhat of a rodeo, pulling fans — okay, women — to their feet for a traditional country jam in the heat of the day.
Logan Mize Has the ‘Time of His Life’ at Country Jam Colorado
Kansas' finest, Logan Mize, took the Country Jam Colorado 2015 stage and brought the temperature up a few more notches. The man who rocks #DadBod better than most played the event Thursday afternoon (June 18) in the heat of the day, but he still looked cool, and he still rocked the crowd.
Eli Young Band Guys Proudly Rock What’s Known as ‘Dad Bod’
Eli Young Band were one of the fan-favorites during the kickoff of the 2015 Taste of Country Festival. The group stopped by to chat with us about the song that "broke them" — and their pride for #DadBod.