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!
Loretta Lynn Postpones Show for Family Medical Emergency
Loretta Lynn has postponed her Thursday night (Sept. 4) show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to be with her family, citing a medical emergency.
Taylor Swift Really, Really, Really Loves Her Cats – Here’s Video Proof!
Taylor Swift doesn't keep her love for cats a secret -- especially her cats! The starlet uses social media, live TV shows and interviews to profess her love for her furry feline friends, Meredith and Olivia Benson, as is evident in this fun compilation video.
See Hunter Hayes Perform ‘Tattoo’ at Iconic Grand Ole Opry [Exclusive Premiere]
During a recent trip to Nashville's iconic Grand Ole Opry, Hunter Hayes got a chance to perform his rockin' new single, 'Tattoo,' and show off his guitar skills.
Don’t Panic: Sugarland Not Broken Up, But Don’t Expect Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush …
Sugarland continue to fight off rumors of a breakup, as they have been since announcing their solo ventures. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush maintain they're not broken up as a duo, but when asked about a future tour together, they had very different answers.
Scotty McCreery Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ‘In a Very Big Way’ [Watch]
Scotty McCreery has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge "in a big way." He didn't just take an ice bucket challenge, he took the "F-150 edition," as he calls it.
Willie Nelson Has Some Nifty Card Tricks Up His Sleeve [Watch]
Willie Nelson is a man of many talents, apparently including some skills he's not famous for -- like card tricks!
Garth Brooks Set to Receive ASCAP Centennial Award
In the midst of a slew of comeback tour date announcements, new music and more, Garth Brooks is set to receive one big honor. The singer will be one a recipients at the ASCAP Centennial Awards, which will be held on Nov. 17.
Vince Gill Admits to ‘Heavy Shrinkage’ Following Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Vince Gill is yet another country great to commit to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, going under the pour after being "harassed" by a few people to take the dare.
Kenny Rogers’ Kids Help With Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Another country legend has stepped up to take on the ALS ice bucket challenge. Although Kenny Rogers wanted to donate instead of doing the actual challenge, his kids gave him a big, cold surprise!
Brad Paisley Enlists Ellen DeGeneres to Leak Powerful Lyric Video [Watch]
Brad Paisley is revealing songs from his upcoming album 'Moonshine in the Trunk' in a number of fun ways, including enlisting some pretty famous friends to help. The singer called on Ellen DeGeneres to reveal the 'Shattered Glass' lyric video.
Legends George Strait, Garth Brooks Take on the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Two of the most impressive names in all of country music have risen to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. King George Strait and Mr. Garth Brooks were called out by several of their peers, and they both made good on the dare.
Chase Rice Opens Up About Performing for Late Dad for the First Time [Watch]
Chase Rice's album 'Ignite the Night' impacted Aug. 19 -- a very important day in the singer's life, as it was his late father's birthday. The singer opens up to Taste of Country about the first time he performed for his dad and how it affected his future in music...