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!
Country Stars Get Silly With Santa
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Country artists can't resist getting their photo taken with Santa — and sometimes they even dress as the bearded man (or woman).
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs: ‘Friends in Low Places’ Thanksgiving Parody
Usually when adorable kids sing country songs, it's a sweet rendition of a classic, but this one is also hilarious! Students from a New York elementary school had a little fun with Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places,' mixing it up for Thanksgiving.
Stars Sharpen Up for 50th Anniversary CMA Awards [Red Carpet Pictures]
Country music's biggest stars put on their black tie threads for the 2016 CMA Awards — the 50th anniversary of the event — and took our breath away on the red carpet, before the show even started.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.
Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles Welcomes a Baby Girl
Zac Brown Band's Coy Bowles is officially a father after welcoming a baby girl into the world very early Friday morning (Oct. 21).
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.
Country Artists Who’ve Been Targeted by Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro Baptist Church has boycotted a number of country stars, and many of the singers have fought back!
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Celebrate National Pet Day With Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends [Pictures]
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.