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!
Eric Church Embarking on a Second Leg of the Outsiders World Tour in 2015
His Outsiders World Tour has been exceptionally successful, so Eric Church is adding a second leg. The run includes stops in Nashville, Las Vegas, San Jose and many more cities.
‘Anything Goes': Florida Georgia Line ‘Return’ to Themselves With ‘Dirt,’ New Producer [Wa…
With a new album comes a fresh Florida Georgia Line, but according to the 'Dirt' duo, it's not so much a "new" them as it is a return to what they've always known. In an exclusive interview with Taste of Country, the guys expand on this, their new producer and much…
Maddie and Tae Answer Hilarious Trivia Questions in ‘Napkins’ Game [Watch]
Maddie & Tae sat down with deejays from our sister station, WYRK, to spill a few not-so-ladylike secrets.
Carrie Underwood Putting Motorcycle Lessons on Hold While Pregnant
Carrie Underwood isn't getting much use out of her gift from Miranda Lambert these days. Now that she's expecting, she's put her motorcycle lessons on hold ... until after the baby comes, at least.
Brad Paisley Partners With Boot Barn to Launch Moonshine Spirit Clothing Line
Brad Paisley can officially add Fashion Designer to his resume. The 'Perfect Storm' singer has paired up with Boot Barn to create the Moonshine Spirit Line, which includes boots, jeans, hats and more.
Jason Aldean Raises Over $660K for Breast Cancer Research
Jason Aldean celebrated the release of his new 'Old Boots, New Dirt' album by giving back. The star's annual Concert for the Cure brought in huge numbers for Susan G. Komen and breast cancer research -- to the tune of $660,909!
Taylor Swift Covered Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ and It’s Flawless [Watch]
Taylor Swift is full of surprises lately! During a trip to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, the superstar sat down at the piano to play what she says is her favorite of the year: Vance Joy's 'Riptide.'
Luke Bryan Snags Huge Nod Among 2014 American Music Awards Nominees
The list of 2014 American Music Awards nominees indicates that things are changing in a big way. Country music is absolutely taking over, as Luke Bryan has been nominated for a huge multi-genre award!
Luke Bryan Is the First Country Artist to Score Three No. 1s in 2014
When Luke Bryan releases an album, he blows it up! The 'Drink a Beer' singer has earned his third No. 1 in 2014 with 'Roller Coaster,' and while the personal success is a big one in itself, he's actually the first country artist to score such a feat this year!
Zac Brown Says It Was an ‘Absolute Honor’ to Record With the Doobie Brothers on ‘Black Wat…
The Doobie Brothers country collaboration album, 'Southband,' features a lot of big name country artists. The Zac Brown Band collaborated with the group on their song, 'Black Water,' and it was a dream come true for Zac Brown.
Blake Shelton Is as Crazy as He Seems, the Band Perry Confirm
Now that the Band Perry have been on the road with funny man Blake Shelton, they've discovered just how wild and crazy he really is.