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!
Second Graders Sing Kelsea Ballerini for Their ‘Brain Break’ [Watch]
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It’s a Boy! Dee Jay Silver and Wife Jenna Are Officially Parents
Dee Jay Silver and his wife, Jenna, are now proud parents to a baby boy.
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!
Trent Harmon Steals the Top Spot on the ToC Video Countdown
There's a new No. 1 in town! Trent Harmon fans rose to the occasion and voted the final American Idol to the top spot.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Maddie & Tae, Cam and More Rock Girls With Guitars Event [Pictures]
The fourth-annual Girls with Guitars took place at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, New York on May 10, and as expected, it was full of girl power!
Hey, That’s Me! Country Stars’ Best Selfies
If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that.
2016 CMT Music Awards Winners
The always-fun CMT Awards had a star-studded list of nominees for seven categories, including a new one for this year.
What Music Video Is This Picture From?
The music video this still comes from is beautiful and simple. It's the visual for a deep, meaningful song and only the singer's second single. Do you think you know this video?
Country Fabulous: Stars Walk the American Country Countdown Awards Red Carpet
After a year-long hiatus, the American Country Countdown Awards returned on Sunday night (May 1) in a big way. Some of the biggest names in country music showed up looking fabulous to present, perform and take home prizes.
Kids Singing Country Songs: Garth Brooks, ‘The Dance’
Garth Brooks' "The Dance" is an iconic song, one of those special tracks that hits you right in the gut. Eighteen-year-old Dustin Chapman attempted to cover the popular song, and he succeeded in a touching way.