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!
They’re Stars! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Honored on Music City Walk of Fame [Pics]
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's epic week continued Wednesday morning (Oct. 5) when they received their stars on the Music City Walk of Fame.
Justin Moore Gets Up Close With Fans at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom [Pictures]
Justin Moore rarely plays club shows anymore, so it was a special treat for New Jersey fans when the country star stopped by the Starland Ballroom back in June.
Kelsea Ballerini Enjoys a Romantic Paris Vacation With Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard this year and is overdue for a vacation! This week she went wheels up with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, for a romantic Paris getaway.
Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne to Keep Pilgrimage Music Fest Country
The 2nd Annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival happens this weekend, just south of Nashville. Kacey Musgraves and Brothers Osborne will help keep the event country, with both taking the stage on Sunday (Sept. 25).
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.
Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On
Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!
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.
Ryan Hurd’s ‘We Do Us’ Is Helping Him ‘Do Him’ — As an Artist
Singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd is best known for the songs he's written for other artists, like Blake Shelton, Jake Owen and Rascal Flatts. But that's changing.
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.
It’s a Boy! Dee Jay Silver and Wife Jenna Are Officially Parents
Dee Jay Silver and his wife, Jenna, are now proud parents to a baby boy.
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.