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!
Carrie Underwood’s 10 Best Single/Album Covers
Not long after she won the fourth season of American Idol, Carrie Underwood signed a record deal and started releasing music. As early as her first single, the singer has always represented her music with stunning album art and ever since then, Underwood's covers have seemed to grow even more gorgeous, and more creative.
Get a Whiff of This: There’s Now a Luke Bryan Candle!
Ever watched Luke Bryan shake it on stage and wondered what he smells like? Okay, so it's probably not "warm and sweet," but the singer has linked up with famed candlemakers Yankee Candle to release his own wax and wick, anyway.
Luke Bryan Joins Exclusive Ranks After Massive Sold-Out Show
On July 11, Luke Bryan brought some famous friends to Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium for one epic concert. The five-act show sold out, making Bryan the only country artist to sell out the venue among some big names.
Kenny Chesney Leaves His Worries Behind in Tropical ‘Save It for a Rainy Day’ Video
Kenny Chesney and the beach are one and the same. His favorite thing is to transport to a tropical paradise far away, and the "Save It for a Rainy Day" video is no different. Chesney leaves his worries — and the woman he's thinking about — behind and enjoys a day on the water.
They Know People: See Country Artists With Their Most Famous Friends
We already know that the genre's biggest stars hang out together, like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who go fishing regularly. But in addition to their peers, country artists also spend time with celebrities from other walks, like acting.
Peyton Manning and Dierks Bentley Duet on ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ [Watch]
From ‘Indian Outlaw’ to Chiseled Superstar: See Tim McGraw Through the Years!
Samuel Timothy Smith — or Tim McGraw, as we now know him — was born on May 1, 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana. Music has always been in this star's veins, and he began pursuing his dreams of being a country music singer in 1989. Since then, we've watched him age gracefully and chisel himself physically, but at the end of the day, he's still the same ol' guy we know and love.
Trisha Yearwood Gushes Over Her ‘Biggest Cheerleader,’ Husband Garth Brooks
Miranda Lambert Goes Without Makeup for People’s Most Beautiful Women Issue
It's no surprise that Miranda Lambert is a natural beauty, but it's rare to see her without makeup.
Brett Eldredge Dons a Straight Jacket for ‘Lose My Mind’ Video
Brett Eldredge is crazy — or at least, he is in his "Lose My Mind" music video. The clip shows the singer in a straight jacket, as he's lost his mind all because of one hot girl.
Meghan Linsey Brings a Taste of ‘Home’ to ‘The Voice’ [Watch]
Meghan Linsey brought the house down on Monday night's (April 20) Top 10 episode of The Voice with a soulful rendition of Marc Broussard's song "Home."
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Skipped the ACM Awards for a Good Reason