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!
Garth Brooks Tests His Country Music Knowledge on ‘Today’ [Watch]
Garth Brooks didn't just get his latest Platinum album while on 'Today' Thursday (Jan. 8), he also had a little fun. He tested his country music IQ against Hoda Kotb, and you'd be surprised what happened.
The Band Perry Present Hunter Hayes With People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist
The Band Perry were one of a handful of country acts in attendance at the 2015 Annual People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (Jan. 7). The sibling trio took the stage not for a performance, but to present the award for Favorite Male Country Artist to Hunter Hayes!
Luke Bryan Sips Helium, Sings ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ [Watch]
Luke Bryan plus helium balloons equals hilarity! During a visit to 'The Bobby Bones Show,' the star singer sucked on a balloon before performing his hit song, 'That's My Kind of Night.'
Tim McGraw Is Happy Keith Urban Is Representing Country Music on ‘Idol’
'American Idol' kicks off a new season Wednesday, with Keith Urban once again representing country music in a judge's chair. Tim McGraw considers Urban a friend, and insists his buddy is a great representation of the genre.
Kelly Clarkson Confirms New Album Is Pop, But Not Just Pop
New mom Kelly Clarkson's break from music seems to be coming to an end. The songstress used Twitter to reveal a few secrets about her forthcoming album to her fans.
The Band Perry Working With ‘Little Red Wagon’ Writer Audra Mae for New Album
Happy new year indeed to fans of the Band Perry! The trio are hard at work on their new album and they're opening up about its "rambunctious" sound and who they're writing with on the new tunes.
Taylor Swift Surprises Fans With Holiday Gifts, Makes Them All Cry [Watch]
Taylor Swift took the giving spirit to a whole new level this year. The 'Shake It Off' singer shipped fans huge boxes full of holiday gifts -- each picked especially for them. Their reactions are priceless and may even bring a tear to your eye.
The Band Perry, Kacey Musgraves + More Share New Year’s Mayhem, Injuries
With a new year comes new parties, new resolutions and sometimes even mishaps (we're looking at you, Kacey Musgraves). Country stars took to social media to wish their fans a happy new year, announce their resolutions and share their party pictures from New Year's Eve.
Iraq Veteran Pops the Question During a John Michael Montgomery Song [Watch]
An Iraq veteran was having a super sweet moment with his girlfriend during a John Michael Montgomery song and he made it even more special when he popped the question! You may need a tissue for this story.
Dierks Bentley to Headline Orpheuscapade Mardi Gras Parade
Dierks Bentley will head south come spring.
Taylor Swift Is ‘Obsessed’ With This Mashup of ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Style’ – See Why!
When Taylor Swift says she's "obsessed" with something, we should all take note.