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!
20 Country Music Pictures That Will Make You Feel Really Good
Despite our differences, the country music community is one big family.
Jessi Alexander Dishes on Gospel Song That ‘Came Deep From Blake Shelton’s Soul’
On Thursday night at the Life and Songs of Kris Kristofferson event, Alexander provided more details about a song she says "came deep from Blake's soul."
Eric Church Pays Tribute to Kris Kristofferson With Moving ‘To Beat the Devil’ Performance…
When Eric Church performed at the star-studded Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson concert on Wednesday night (March 16), the crowd hung on every word he said. Church began his moving performance with a powerful story about just how much Kris Kristofferson means to him.
Ryan Hurd Making Transition From Songwriter to Artist After No. 1 Hit
Making the transition from full-time songwriter to solo artist can be a grueling one, but one look at Ryan Hurd and you know it was the right choice.
Luke Bryan Brings Dustin Lynch Along to ‘Kill the Lights’ in Connecticut [Pictures]
Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights Tour is still going strong, and on Feb. 26, the booty-shaking country singer brought that tour to Uncasville, Ct. He rocked the stage (and his hips) in front of a huge crowd, along with Dustin Lynch.
Olivia Lane Charms the Crowd in Hoboken [Pictures]
Olivia Lane brought her beautiful voice, charisma and charm to Hoboken, N.J. on Jan. 16. The up-and-coming country singer hit Maxwell's Tavern and mesmerized the crowd during her fun and sassy set.
Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett + A Thousand Horses Rock Atlantic City [Pictures]
Jason Aldean brought his We Were Here Tour to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Feb. 27, rocking the house with tourmates A Thousand Horses and Thomas Rhett.
Carrie Underwood Lights Up Philly With Swon Brothers, Easton Corbin [Pictures]
Carrie Underwood's Storyteller Tour took on Philadelphia, Penn., on Feb. 22, where the superstar and her guests the Swon Brothers and Easton Corbin wowed the crowd.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Willie Nelson, ‘Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain’
The story behind this young boy's Willie Nelson cover is a truly inspiring one. Logan Blade is autistic, and he doesn't speak — but boy can he sing!
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Spend Valentine’s Day at Pre-Grammys Party
Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani spent their Valentine's Day together at a high-profile pre-Grammys gala thrown by music industry icon Clive Davis, getting cozy enough to let everyone know how happy they are together.
Carrie Underwood Trolls Nashville Predators Forward on Twitter
Carrie Underwood couldn't help herself from playfully trolling Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen on Twitter after she caught him locking lips -- with his hockey stick.
8 Real Country Gifts for Your Cupid-Hating Hubby
Is your man one of those that thinks Valentine's Day is just a holiday made by greeting card companies to take your money? Change his mind this Feb. 14 by snagging one of these great country gifts.