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!
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends
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.
Surf’s Up! Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Best Beach Pictures
Sorry, Jake Owen — Kenny Chesney is unquestionably country music's original beach bum. Don't believe us? Check out these pictures showing the No Shoes Nation leader's best moments in the sand.
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.
Stars Shimmer and Shine on the 2016 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
The CMT Music Awards are one of the summer's most fun TV events for country music. This year, stars showed up on the pink — not red — carpet looking casual, yet stylish and ready for a fun night of music.
8 Country Artists With Unbelievable Swagger
A true sense of swagger in a country star is hard to define, but when it’s there, you know it.
Prince Dead at 57: Country Stars React to the News
Prince was found dead on Thursday (April 21) — unexpected news which has shocked the world, including the country music world.
Honoring Hag: Fellow Artists React to Merle Haggard’s Death
The country music world was rocked on Wednesday (April 6) by news of country legend Merle Haggard's death.
Stars Glam Up for the 2016 ACM Awards Red Carpet Pictures
The biggest names in country music spent a weekend in Sin City to ring in the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live Sunday night (April 3) on CBS. This year, the party was hosted by returning host Luke Bryan and newcomer co-host Dierks Bentley.
20 Country Music Pictures That Will Make You Feel Really Good
Despite our differences, the country music community is one big family.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani Spend Valentine’s Day at Pre-Grammys Party
Blake Shelton and girlfriend Gwen Stefani spent their Valentine's Day together at a high-profile pre-Grammys gala thrown by music industry icon Clive Davis, getting cozy enough to let everyone know how happy they are together.
Country Shines at the 2016 Grammys: Red Carpet and Show Pictures!
Country artists were front and center on the red carpet of the 2016 Grammy Awards — Music's Biggest Night. From anticipated performances to talent-filled awards categories, the lineup is stacked with familiar names, and like the good friends that they are, country acts were elated to sha…