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!
Moving Tributes Highlight 2016 ACM Honors
Seven impressive tributes to artists and songwriters made Tuesday night's (Aug. 30) 2016 ACM Honors a memorable one. Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Cam with Alicia Keys were just a few of the night's standouts.
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.
Kid Rock + More Stars Rock 2016 Country on the River Festival [Pictures]
This year's Country on the River featured impressive sets from country acts new and old, and huge campground parties! Lee Brice, Kid Rock and Billy Currington headlined the music fest in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Tim McGraw, Eric Church + More: Best Photos From WE Fest 2016!
WE Fest 2016 was one for the record books! Tim McGraw, Eric Church and Kid Rock headlined the three-night festival, and a slew of supporting acts helped make it the best one yet.
Country Artists Who’ve Been Targeted by Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro Baptist Church has boycotted a number of country stars, and many of the singers have fought back!
Gary Allan’s Rockin’ WE Fest Set Displays His Collection of Singles
Gary Allan let his inner rockstar show during Saturday's (Aug. 6) WE Fest 2016 set. He waltzed onto the stage wearing a leather jacket, black T-shirt and ripped jeans to deliver a pretty rockin' performance.
High Valley Share Sweet Family Stories During WE Fest Set
High Valley got personal during Saturday's (Aug. 6) early afternoon set at WE Fest 2016. The sibling duo gushed about their families, but especially the support of their father, in between songs.
Montgomery Gentry Play Jam-Packed WE Fest 2016 Set
Montgomery Gentry didn't play all night long on Friday night (Aug. 5), but they packed as many songs as they could into a hit-filled 90-minute set.
William Michael Morgan Kicks Off Day Two of WE Fest 2016
Day 2 of WE Fest 2016 kicked off with a traditional country set from newcomer William Michael Morgan.
Joe Nichols Plays Eclectic Set at WE Fest
Storm clouds rolled in Thursday evening (Aug. 4) as Joe Nichols took the stage at WE Fest 2016, but he kept the rain at bay.