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!
Lady Antebellum Sing National Anthem at College Football Playoff Championship [Watch]
Lady Antebellum spent their Monday night (Jan. 12) at the first-ever College Football Playoff Championship. The trio kicked off the game by singing a beautiful rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'
Craig Wayne Boyd Locks in Opening Slot During Rascal Flatts’ Las Vegas Residency
It looks like 'The Voice' has made Rascal Flatts fans of winner Craig Wayne Boyd. The trio have enlisted the Team Blake member to open for them in Las Vegas!
Taylor Swift Sends Fan $1989 to Help With Student Loans
Christmas is over, but Taylor Swift's giving spirit isn't. The singer has once again gone above and beyond to help a fan in need, this time, financially.
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.
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.
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.
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.