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!
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.
Luke Bryan Snags Favorite Male Country Artist at 2014 American Music Awards
He was one of just a few country stars in attendance at the 2014 American Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 23), and Luke Bryan didn't walk away empty-handed. The star beat out two other huge country acts to win Favorite Male Artist: Country.
More Top Stars Added to American Country Countdown Awards
The inaugural American Country Countdown Awards just keep getting hotter! The awards show has announced that Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Brett Eldredge will all perform during the broadcast.
Jake Owen Surprises Fans by Daylighting as Uber Driver
Hopefully, Jake Owen is a good driver! The 'Beachin'' singer is taking some time away from his busy career as a country megastar on Friday (Nov. 21) for an ubercool reason.
Three-Year-Old Invites Miranda Lambert to His Birthday Party and It’s Adorable! [Watch]
Three-year-old Ronan has one wish and one wish only this year: he wants superstar Miranda Lambert to come to his birthday party!
Scotty McCreery Pays Tribute to Veterans With Heartwarming ‘The Dash’ Video
Scotty McCreery is a strong supporter of servicemen and women -- something he proves each night on tour -- and in honor of Veterans Day, the 'Feelin' It' singer wanted to go the extra mile to show his gratitude.
Eric Church Joins Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour for Five Stadium Shows
As if Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour could get any bigger, Eric Church has announced he'll be joining the superstar for five stadium shows!
Maddie and Tae Prep for Their First CMA Awards, Recall Where They Were Last Year
It has been quite a year for newcomers Maddie & Tae, whose debut single 'Girl in a Country Song' undoubtedly helped them snag an invite to the 2014 CMA Awards. The duo recall how far they've come since last year, including where they watched the show and how they're prepping …
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney Undergoes Emergency Surgery Prior to CMA Awards
Just one day before the 2014 CMA Awards, Taste of Country caught up with Dan + Shay ... or, one half of the duo, really. Dan Smyers stopped by our booth to chat about his other half, Shay Mooney, and why he was missing in action during interviews.
Dierks Bentley Recalls ‘Totally Crazy’ Way He Secured a Spot at His First CMA Awards
Dierks Bentley is nominated for a total of five big awards at the 2014 CMA Awards, but he remembers a time when it wasn't that easy for him to find his name in lights during Country Music's Biggest Night.
Hunter Hayes to Play in Nashville Before the CMA Awards to Honor Servicemen + Women
Hunter Hayes is kicking off the CMA Awards week with a party! The 'Invisible' singer will throw his very own celebration in downtown Nashville on Monday (Nov. 3) with a free show.