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!
Craig Wayne Boyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd Do ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ on ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Yes, Craig Wayne Boyd won Season 7 of 'The Voice,' but it was before his name was called that he got the opportunity of a lifetime. The country rocker took the stage with Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd during Tuesday's finale.
Craig Wayne Boyd Kicks Off ‘The Voice’ Finale With ‘Keep Your Hands to Yourself’
Craig Wayne Boyd was the first to perform during Tuesday night's (Dec. 16) 'The Voice' finale.
Craig Wayne Boyd Debuts ‘My Baby’s Got a Smile on Her Face’ During ‘The Voice’ Finals
Craig Wayne Boyd used Monday night's 'The Voice' finale to debut a new song called 'My Baby's Got a Smile on Her Face,' which was gifted to him by coach Blake Shelton.
Jason Aldean Hints at a Holiday Wedding to Fiancee Brittany Kerr
Are those wedding bells growing louder? Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr are engaged, and the two could marry sooner rather than later.
Jake Owen Says His Mom ‘Encouraged’ Him to Cut His Long Hair
Jake Owen made a big change recently, cutting his famously long locks in exchange for a slicked-back, shorter 'do. He says it was a little nagging from his mom that helped him decide to go all in and give himself a brand new look.
Eric Church’s Touching ‘Talladega’ Music Video Spans Man’s Entire Lifetime
Eric Church's 'Talladega' video makes a visual out of the fact that the song is about a lot more than racing. The clip spans one man's entire lifetime while he lays in a hospital bed, reminiscing before his death.
Dustin Lynch Makes Little Girl Cry, Admits He ‘Can’t Win ‘Em All’ [Watch]
As it turns out, kids aren't as crazy about Dustin Lynch as the ladies seem to be. And one dad learned the hard (and hilarious) way just how mad your little girl gets when you try to trade her favorite 'Frozen' song for country music.
Jana Kramer Is Leather-Clad Santa in Nationwide Commercial [Watch]
Jana Kramer has taken on a role in another Nationwide ad. The singer is an anti-thief in the commercial, using her acrobatic skills (and gorgeous black leather suit) to help those in need.
Carrie Underwood Announces Women’s Fitness Line, Calia by Carrie
Carrie Underwood's love of staying in shape will help the mom-to-be launch a new venture. The singer has teamed up with Dick's Sporting Good to create Calia by Carrie Underwood, a line of fitness lifestyle apparel.
Brantley Gilbert Wins Favorite Country Album at the 2014 American Music Awards
On Sunday night (Nov. 23), Brantley Gilbert took home his very first American Music Award, and it was a big one. Gilbert was honored with Favorite Album - Country, besting some pretty big names.
Garth Brooks Brings ‘People Loving People’ to 2014 AMAs Live Via Satellite
Garth Brooks is busier than ever, especially now that his comeback album is on store shelves. The country singer is bringing new songs to fans on the road each night, so he couldn't make the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23). But that didn't mean he couldn't perform.