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!
Kenny Chesney Considers George Strait a ‘Hero’ and a ‘Friend’
A lot of country stars admire King George Strait, but not all of them can call the legend a friend. Kenny Chesney is one of the exceptions, though.
Florida Georgia Line Set to Perform on ‘Nashville’ Season 3 Premiere
There's no denying the popularity of Florida Georgia Line right now, and the duo can only get bigger with an upcoming live performance on the 'Nashville' Season 3 premiere!
Taylor Swift Really, Really, Really Loves Her Cats – Here’s Video Proof!
Taylor Swift doesn't keep her love for cats a secret -- especially her cats! The starlet uses social media, live TV shows and interviews to profess her love for her furry feline friends, Meredith and Olivia Benson, as is evident in this fun compilation video.
Luke Bryan Sells Out Four Shows, Sets Venue Records in Ohio
When Luke Bryan shows up for a concert (or four), he shows up in a big way. The superstar sold out a whopping four shows in Ohio over the weekend, setting records at two different venues!
Hunter Hayes Announces Tattoo (Your Name) Tour
Hunter Hayes had a busy Friday (Aug. 22) morning! The 22-year-old announced the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour is kicking off this fall after performing on 'The Today Show.'
Miranda Lambert Goes Even Shorter With New Haircut
Miranda Lambert has always had long, gorgeous blonde hair -- until recently. After debuting a short, chicer style, the superstar has gone even shorter!
Garth Brooks Adds One Last Chicago Show to 2014 Tour Dates
Garth Brooks is extending his stay in the Windy City of Chicago with one more concert. The legend adds a late night performance to a date already among 10 previously announced 'Garth Experience' shows.
Chase Rice Performs Acoustic Version of ‘Ready Set Roll’ [Watch]
Chase Rice's 'Ready Set Roll' has been making waves in country music, and the singer graciously stopped by the Taste of Country studios to perform an acoustic version for us. The stripped down rendition gives more attention to the newcomer's vocal ability, in addition to his one-…
George Strait and Garth Brooks: America’s Favorite Country Musicians
An annual poll has confirmed what many people already knew: King George Strait and Garth Brooks are America's favorite country stars.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Kenny Chesney, ‘Old Blue Chair’
Kenny Chesney's 'Old Blue Chair' is a beach-themed nostalgic tune from his 2005 album, 'Be as You Are.' In this adorable father-daughter rendition, a little girl sings alongside her father on the guitar. They bring back the beach theme through their ocean-blue color scheme -…
Willie Nelson Has Some Nifty Card Tricks Up His Sleeve [Watch]
Willie Nelson is a man of many talents, apparently including some skills he's not famous for -- like card tricks!
Awesome! Reba McEntire, Shania Twain Take the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Reba McEntire has officially accepted her numerous challenges! The iconic singer got wet for the Ice Bucket Challenge, as did Canadian songstress, Shania Twain, making for two fun videos we never thought we'd see.