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!
Granger Smith Sweeps the Country in ‘If Money Didn’t Matter’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]
Granger Smith gives fans a backstage glimpse of what his live shows entail in his 'If Money Didn't Matter' video. From the cold and snow of the mountains to late nights on the road, new fans and new venues, the clip finds the singer all over the U.S.
Dolly Parton and Richie Sambora Duet at England’s Glastonbury Festival [Watch]
England's Glastonbury Festival is already a popular five-day music festival, but this year, it got even cooler. Dolly Parton played the event on June 29, and she had quite a special guest join her for a surprise duet.
Jennifer Nettles and Carrie Underwood Duet ‘9 to 5′ on the Opry Stage [Watch]
Jennifer Nettles and Carrie Underwood make playing the Grand Ole Opry look easy. The pair got together on the historic stage recently to play their own rendition of a well-loved Dolly Parton classic.
Brad Paisley Honors Firefighters With Song in New Disney Film ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’
Brad Paisley is paying tribute to our firefighters in the most fun way imaginable! He's writing -- and recording -- an original song called 'All In' for the upcoming Disney film 'Planes: Fire and Rescue.'
Josh Thompson Says His Fans, Bassist Miss His Ponytail More Than He Does
Josh Thompson's made a lot of changes lately. From releasing brand new music to cutting off his ponytail -- 2014 is a year of big things for the singer.
Randy Travis Makes Rare Appearance at Dolly Parton Concert
Randy Travis stepped out in public -- a rarity since his 2013 stroke -- for his friend Dolly Parton's concert.
Luke Bryan Talks About Being Goosed at the CMT Awards
Luke Bryan got a little brave during the CMT Awards Wednesday night (June 4) when he performed 'Play It Again.' The handsome singer took a walk through the packed crowd during the song -- and one of his female fans got a big grab.
LeAnn Rimes and Friends Recreate Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover
LeAnn Rimes is not shy to show off her bikini bod. On Memorial Day, the singer spent some time by a pool with her girlfriends and tweeted a cheeky photo of the trio enjoying themselves.
Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood + More Come Together for All-Star Salute to the Troops
CBS took a night off from regularly scheduled programming to help the Academy of Country Music pay tribute to our troops. The Academy had big-time country talent and military join together to celebrate the hard work these men and women put in on a daily basis.
Reese Witherspoon Joins Kenny Chesney for Johnny Cash’s ‘Jackson’
Reese Witherspoon made country headlines this weekend when she returned to her southern roots for a duet with Kenny Chesney. The actress jumped on stage with the singer during a charity event in New Orleans for a Johnny Cash song.
Thomas Rhett Gets Emotional After ‘Get Me Some of That’ Hits No. 1
Thomas Rhett is on fire! The 24-year-old has scored his second consecutive back-to-back No. 1 hit with his latest single, 'Get Me Some of That.'