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!
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!
Trent Harmon Steals the Top Spot on the ToC Video Countdown
There's a new No. 1 in town! Trent Harmon fans rose to the occasion and voted the final American Idol to the top spot.
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
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.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.
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.
Toby Keith and Friends Bring Interstates and Tailgates to New Jersey [Pictures]
Toby Keith brought a party to New Jersey's PNC Arts Center on June 18. The party was packed with tailgates and red solo cups, and he brought along Brantley Gilbert and Eric Paslay for the fun.
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.