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!
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.
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.
Taylor Swift Surprises Fans With Holiday Gifts, Makes Them All Cry [Watch]
Taylor Swift took the giving spirit to a whole new level this year. The 'Shake It Off' singer shipped fans huge boxes full of holiday gifts -- each picked especially for them. Their reactions are priceless and may even bring a tear to your eye.
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.
Brantley Gilbert Reveals He’ll Be ‘Laying a Little Low’ This New Year’s Eve
Brantley Gilbert won't be having a 'Small Town Throwdown' this New Year's Eve. Instead, the singer says his plans will most likely involve a low-key night off.
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.
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.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood Shares First Pic of His Baby Boy
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood just gifted us all an early Christmas gift! The Georgia native shared the very first photo of his adorable, Cash Van, and we are in love!
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.
Little Big Town Add More Dates to Pain Killer Tour
Little Big Town will give country fans the gift of song going into the new year. The foursome has added more dates to their Pain Killer Tour, extending it through March 2015.
Blake Shelton Channels His Inner Rap Star With ‘U Can’t Touch This’ [Watch]
We know Blake Shelton is many things: talented singer, hilarious country superstar, winning 'The Voice' coach and proud husband. But did you know he's also a talented rapper? No, really!