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!
Country Babies Born in 2014 [Pictures]
2014 was happy year for many country singers who welcomed new bundles of joy! More than a few artists expanded their families this year, which means a whole new generation of country fans and tiny country singers have entered the world.
Dustin Lynch Makes Little Girl Cry, Admits He ‘Can’t Win ‘Em All’ [Watch]
As it turns out, kids aren't as crazy about Dustin Lynch as the ladies seem to be. And one dad learned the hard (and hilarious) way just how mad your little girl gets when you try to trade her favorite 'Frozen' song for country music.
Jana Kramer Is Leather-Clad Santa in Nationwide Commercial [Watch]
Jana Kramer has taken on a role in another Nationwide ad. The singer is an anti-thief in the commercial, using her acrobatic skills (and gorgeous black leather suit) to help those in need.
Jason Aldean Hints at a Holiday Wedding to Fiancee Brittany Kerr
Are those wedding bells growing louder? Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr are engaged, and the two could marry sooner rather than later.
Carrie Underwood Announces Women’s Fitness Line, Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood's love of staying in shape will help the mom-to-be launch a new venture. The singer has teamed up with Dick's Sporting Good to create Calia by Carrie Underwood, a line of fitness lifestyle apparel.
Jake Owen Surprises Fans by Daylighting as Uber Driver
Hopefully, Jake Owen is a good driver! The 'Beachin'' singer is taking some time away from his busy career as a country megastar on Friday (Nov. 21) for an ubercool reason.
People Magazine Confirms What We Already Knew: Blake Shelton Is Sexy!
Newsflash: Blake Shelton is darn sexy! Officially, too -- the country singer was named one of the sexiest men alive in 2014 by People magazine.
Three-Year-Old Invites Miranda Lambert to His Birthday Party and It’s Adorable! [Watch]
Three-year-old Ronan has one wish and one wish only this year: he wants superstar Miranda Lambert to come to his birthday party!
More Top Stars Added to American Country Countdown Awards
The inaugural American Country Countdown Awards just keep getting hotter! The awards show has announced that Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brett Eldredge will all perform during the broadcast.
Rascal Flatts Booked for Residency at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Naturally, most people think of Nashville as country music's mecca, but Las Vegas is quickly becoming a second home for the genre. The most recent act to take residency is Rascal Flatts, who are booked for a short run at the Joint, which is located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
See Country Stars’ Best Selfies [Pictures]
If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that. Social media is great in that way -- artists can connect with their fans and vice-versa, which means we have a firsthand look at any fun selfies our favorite singers are s…