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!
Tim McGraw Is Happy Keith Urban Is Representing Country Music on ‘Idol’
'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.
The Band Perry Present Hunter Hayes With People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist
The Band Perry were one of a handful of country acts in attendance at the 2015 Annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (Jan. 7). The sibling trio took the stage not for a performance, but to present the award for Favorite Male Country Artist to Hunter Hayes!
Kelly Clarkson Confirms New Album Is Pop, But Not Just Pop
New mom Kelly Clarkson's break from music seems to be coming to an end. The songstress used Twitter to reveal a few secrets about her forthcoming album to her fans.
Iraq Veteran Pops the Question During a John Michael Montgomery Song [Watch]
An Iraq veteran was having a super sweet moment with his girlfriend during a John Michael Montgomery song and he made it even more special when he popped the question! You may need a tissue for this story.
The Band Perry Working With ‘Little Red Wagon’ Writer Audra Mae for New Album
Happy new year indeed to fans of the Band Perry! The trio are hard at work on their new album and they're opening up about its "rambunctious" sound and who they're writing with on the new tunes.
The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves + More Share New Year’s Mayhem, Injuries
With a new year comes new parties, new resolutions and sometimes even mishaps (we're looking at you, Kacey Musgraves). Country stars took to social media to wish their fans a happy new year, announce their resolutions and share their party pictures from New Year's Eve.
Dierks Bentley to Headline Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Parade
Dierks Bentley will head south come spring.
Taylor Swift Is ‘Obsessed’ With This Mashup of ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Style’ – See Why!
When Taylor Swift says she's "obsessed" with something, we should all take note.
Lady Antebellum Set to Perform at 2015 People’s Choice Awards
Lady Antebellum are going to help the 2015 People's Choice Awards go a little country. The trio are set to perform live on the show in early January.
‘Elf’ Inspired Darius Rucker’s ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Duet With Sheryl Crow
It's hard to find someone who doesn't enjoy a good holiday flick, especially Will Ferrell's charming 'Elf.' Darius Rucker even found a little inspiration in the Christmas movie!
Reba McEntire Gushes Over Kelly Clarkson’s Baby Girl, Says River Is ‘So Loved’
Reba McEntire's work life is busier than ever these days, but in the season of giving and spending time with family, the legend is especially focused on her role as a grandmother.
Scotty McCreery to Perform on ‘Fox and Friends Christmas Special’
Just like Santa, Scotty McCreery will make his way into thousands of homes this Christmas. The 21-year-old is booked to perform as part of the 'Fox and Friends Christmas Special,' which will air on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.