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!
Vince Gill, the Nashville Predators’ Newest Commentator
Having a big name has its perks for hockey fan Vince Gill, who has been appointed to the Nashville Predators Foundation's board of directors! That means he'll be serving as one of the team's voices during certain games.
Taylor Swift Covered Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’ and It’s Flawless [Watch]
Taylor Swift is full of surprises lately! During a trip to BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, the superstar sat down at the piano to play what she says is her favorite of the year: Vance Joy's 'Riptide.'
Luke Bryan Is the First Country Artist to Score Three No. 1s in 2014
When Luke Bryan releases an album, he blows it up! The 'Drink a Beer' singer has earned his third No. 1 in 2014 with 'Roller Coaster,' and while the personal success is a big one in itself, he's actually the first country artist to score such a feat this year!
Sunny Sweeney Shares Sweet Soldier Moment, Photo Goes Viral
Sunny Sweeney happened upon a special moment while walking through an airport recently, so she pulled out her camera to capture the two men -- a civilian and solider -- praying together. The photo has since gone viral, and as a result, the soldier has been identified.
Brantley Gilbert Weds Alabama Couple During Mobile’s BayFest
Brantley Gilbert will do anything in the name of love! The star took some precious time during a stop at Mobile, Alabama's BayFest music festival on Oct. 5 to marry one very lucky couple, creating a once-in-a-lifetime memory.
Carrie Underwood’s ‘Something in the Water’ Is Best-Selling First Week of Her Career
Carrie Underwood is raising the bar for herself with her new single 'Something in the Water.' The song marked the best-selling first week of the star's entire career!
Garth Brooks Reveals ‘Man Against Machine’ Album Cover
More information on the highly anticipated forthcoming Garth Brooks album is slowly trickling in. The legend -- who is making a monstrous comeback in 2014 -- has announced the title, 'Man Against Machine,' along with the cover art.
Lady Antebellum Give Young Fan Something to Smile About in Latest ‘7FOR7′ Surprise [Watch]
Lady Antebellum keep the giving going in what may be their best '7FOR7' episode yet. In a third clip, the band give a beautiful 10-year-old girl a reason to smile again -- and boy does she need it.
Zac Brown Drops Thirty Pounds, Debuts Classier New Style
Zac Brown's look is evolving! If the singer seems a bit classier these days, it's because he's lost weight and has traded his famous beanie for some stylish new hats to start fresh with his latest partnership.
Miranda Lambert Rocks a Bikini, Shows Off Fabulous Beach Bod in Hawaii
While on tour stop in Hawaii, a hardworking Miranda Lambert thankfully got a little time for some R&R. The singer hit the beach and showed off her bangin' beach bod.
Mom-to-Be Carrie Underwood Reveals Most Inspirational People in Her Life
When it comes to music, artists can find inspiration from a long list of talented acts that came before them. But when it comes to parenting? That list is shorter -- and there's just two people who inspire Carrie Underwood most.
Miranda Lambert Opening Redemption Ranch to Save Even More Animals
Miranda Lambert is continually improving the life of dogs in the Tishomingo, Oklahoma area. The star's MuttNation Foundation broke ground on refreshing a local safe haven this month, revealing the first photos of the five-acre Redemption Ranch.