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!
Lady Antebellum and More Join Growing List of 2014 CMA Awards Performers
The 2014 CMA Awards just got a whole lot hotter with the announcement of three of country music's hottest bands.
Tim McGraw Invites Us to ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ Release Party [Watch]
Before releasing 'Sundown Heaven Town,' Tim McGraw stopped by Gray's on Main in Franklin, Tennessee and played a few songs for fans. Now, he's letting those who couldn't make it see exactly what went down during the album release party in this exclusive Taste of Country vide…
Mom-to-Be Carrie Underwood Reveals Most Inspirational People in Her Life
When it comes to music, artists can find inspiration from a long list of talented acts that came before them. But when it comes to parenting? That list is shorter -- and there's just two people who inspire Carrie Underwood most.
Tim McGraw Does the Big Apple for Huge Album Debut [Exclusive Pictures]
Tim McGraw has been a very busy man this month in launching his new album, 'Sundown Heaven Town.' He's not just taking over Taste of Country, but to celebrate the release, he also took over the Big Apple! It doesn't get bigger than that.
Garth Brooks Surprises Trisha Yearwood for Her Birthday [Watch]
Trisha Yearwood won't be forgetting this birthday anytime soon. While out on Garth Brooks' World Tour, her husband and a crowd of 16,000 sang her 'Happy Birthday,' in addition to a few surprises.
Tim McGraw Enters a ‘Mexicoma’ on Sundown Heaven Town Tour [Exclusive Video]
Tim McGraw has spent a large portion of 2014 out on the road for his Sundown Heaven Town Tour, traveling the country and promoting his new album. This concert clip -- available exclusively for Taste of Country readers -- shows just a slice of the delicious pie you get when you see the superstar in c…
Blake Shelton Looks Toward ‘Neon Light’ in Breakup Anthem Video
Blake Shelton takes fans for a fun, wild ride in his mostly live video for 'Neon Light.' The breakup anthem is a pick-me-up, and what better way to celebrate a breakup than with a Shelton show?
#NextUp: Dustin Lynch Performs Acoustic Version of Catchy ‘Sing It to Me’ [Watch]
Dustin Lynch's anticipated sophomore album 'Where It's At' dropped Tuesday (Sept. 9), and Lynch stopped by the Taste of Country studio to perform an acoustic version of one of the cuts.
Florida Georgia Line Set to Host Inaugural American Country Countdown Awards
Florida Georgia Line are taking their superstar status to a new stage! The duo will host the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards on Dec. 15.
Miranda Lambert Opening Redemption Ranch to Save Even More Animals
Miranda Lambert is continually improving the life of dogs in the Tishomingo, Oklahoma area. The star's MuttNation Foundation broke ground on refreshing a local safe haven this month, revealing the first photos of the five-acre Redemption Ranch.
Never Forget: Stars Remember on 9/11
Thursday (Sept. 11, 2014) marks the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- a series of events which forever changed not only America, but the world.
Garth Brooks Hosts Basketball Camp for Kids in Chicago
Despite being in the midst of a monstrous comeback tour, Garth Brooks is using his spare time to help others. While in Chicago, the iconic singer spent some time hanging with kids as part of his Teammates for Kids Foundation.