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!
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.
Legends George Strait, Garth Brooks Take on the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Two of the most impressive names in all of country music have risen to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. King George Strait and Mr. Garth Brooks were called out by several of their peers, and they both made good on the dare.
Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles + Zac Brown Band Take on Ice Bucket Challenge
Country biggest stars continue to do good, taking a stand against ALS! Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles and Zac Brown Band are the latest to contribute to the Ice Bucket Challenge, both donating money and dumping water on their heads for our enjoyment.
Willie Nelson’s Braids Up for Grabs in Waylon Jennings Auction
Ever wanted to own Willie Nelson's braids? Now is your chance.
Tim McGraw Settles Slapping Incident With Fan the ‘Old-Fashioned Way’
Tim McGraw received a swarm of media attention for an incident involving a fan who got a little too close at his Atlanta concert recently. Thankfully, the matter has since been settled -- outside of court.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Make Lawsuit Jokes in ‘High Life’ [Listen]
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood love to crack jokes together, and this time they've done it in song. The two take inspiration from a lawsuit claiming they ripped off their duet 'Remind Me' in Paisley's 'High Life' from his forthcoming album.
‘Nashville’ Season Premiere to Include Live Musical Performances
The season premiere of ABC's hit show 'Nashville' was already expected to be big, apparently it's going to make history. The show is going to attempt to kick off with live musical performances!
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Return to Host 2014 CMA Awards
They must be doing something right, because Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are returning to host the CMA Awards ... for the seventh time!
Kenny Chesney Unveils Track Listing for ‘The Big Revival’
Kenny Chesney is planning a 'Big Revival,' teasing fans one piece at a time. The singer has released the track listing for the forthcoming new album from Columbia Records.
Garth Brooks Adds Even More Atlanta Shows to Comeback Tour
After encountering problems with ticket sales for three of his Atlanta concerts, Garth Brooks held a meeting with Ticketmaster. Now, he's adding even more shows in the Southern hub.
Kacey Musgraves Goes Gold and Platinum, Celebrates With … a Gold Tooth?
If we know Kacey Musgraves at all, we know she knows how to celebrate, which she'll likely be doing after earning both Gold and Platinum certifications for her music.