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!
Hunter Hayes Tries to Break Guinness World Record
Hunter Hayes is attempting to place himself in the Guinness Book of World Records -- and it's for a great cause.
Tim McGraw Channels His Inner James Bond in ‘Lookin’ for That Girl’ Video
Tim McGraw's new video for 'Lookin' For That Girl' is out of the ordinary for the country singer. In the video he takes fans on a wild ride with colors and visual effects -- and he plays a role similar to secret agent James Bond.
Keith Urban Launches ‘By Keith Urban’ T-Shirt Line
Keith Urban's love of fashion is helping him expand his name even further than country music and 'American Idol.' His admiration for "cool, interesting t-shirts" has inspired the Australian to start his very own T-shirt line!
Jason Aldean Won’t Let Personal Struggles Get in the Way of His Career
Jason Aldean had a big year in 2013, both professionally and personally. He won an ACM for Male Vocalist and saw three Top 10 singles chart, but also faced some issues at home, divorcing his wife, high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery.
Tim McGraw Finds Comfort in Faith Hill’s Southern Heart
It's no surprise that Tim McGraw has a love for all things Southern -- especially the women. Being from the south is one of the things that made the singer fall in love with wife Faith Hill, and he couldn't be happier she's a 'Southern Girl.'
Florida Georgia Line ‘Cruise’ Into Having Best-Selling Country Digital Single Ever
Florida Georgia Line started out the new year with news that they cruised to the top of the Country Digital Sales chart. The duo's 'Cruise' is now the No. 1 best selling country digital single of all time.
Dierks Bentley Promises He Still Knows How to Have a Good Time
You may not be ready for the new year, but we know someone who is. Dierks Bentley is pumped for 2014 -- and for good reason.
Jana Kramer Working on ‘100 Percent Me’ New Album
Jana Kramer has been through a lot this year, and the actress-turned-singer may be ready to expose it all ... on her upcoming album, of course. Kramer has been using her social media accounts to begin teasing the highly-anticipated second album.
Thomas Rhett Raises $50,000 for Charities in Nashville
Thomas Rhett had a busy week. He performed his new single, 'Get Me Some of That' on the ACAs, dropped a brand new music video for the same song and raised big bucks for charities with a show in Nashville.
Trace Adkins Joined by Kenny Arnoff for Holiday-Themed Number to End 2013 American Country…
Trace Adkins brought a little holiday spirit to the 2013 ACAs with the holiday classic 'The Little Drummer Boy,' closing out the show on Dec. 10. The singer was joined on stage by drummer Kenny Arnoff and a high school band for the performance.
LeAnn Rimes Gives Emotional Tribute to Patsy Cline During 2013 ACAs
Luke Bryan had to try to calm down his cheering fans long enough to allow him to introduce the talented LeAnn Rimes for a Patsy Cline tribute -- one that ended with a standing ovation from both fans and artists.
Scotty McCreery Accepts Blue Fender for Breakthrough Artist at 2013 American Country Award…
Three-time ACA winners Thompson Square donned all black when they presented Scotty McCreery with this year's Breakthrough Artist award at the 2013 American Country Awards.