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!
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.
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Prince was found dead on Thursday (April 21) — unexpected news which has shocked the world, including the country music world.
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How to Snow Day: Stars Share Fun ‘Blizzard 2016′ Pics
The "blizzard" of 2016 has hit, and places like Nashville are experiencing — and fully enjoying — a record amount of snowfall. Country stars didn't let the cold bother them anyway, they headed out and had some fun in the weather!
Country Weddings and Engagements in 2015 [Pictures]
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
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Country Music's Biggest Night isn't just about the music — it's also about the fashion. The moment the artists hit the 2015 CMA Awards red carpet, the gowns sparkled and the suits impressed.
Watch the 2015 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream
The 2015 CMA Awards are Nov. 4, and Taste of Country has big news we think you'll appreciate.
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