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!
Thomas Rhett Becomes a Belieber at Justin Bieber’s Nashville Show
Thomas Rhett is a Belieber — or at least he was at Monday night's (June 27) Justin Bieber concert in Nashville.
Luke & Mel Kick Their ‘Bad Habit’ in This Exclusive Video Premiere
Luke & Mel are a British country act who've already made an impact in the United Kingdom. And now that they've released their new single "Bad Habit," they want to share the music video with Taste of Country readers first.
Hey, That’s Me! Country Stars’ Best Selfies
If we know anything about celebrities, it's that they love a good selfie, and country stars aren't excluded from that.
See Country Stars in Their Biggest Role: Dad
Some of country's biggest names have an even more important job than entertaining country fans every night. They also play the roles of doting dads, and this Father's Day we're celebrating country pops.
A Load of BS: See How Blake Shelton Has Changed Through the Years
Blake Tollison Shelton (better known as Blake Shelton) was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma. He came on to the country music scene in 2001 with his single, "Austin." That song's success was just the beginning for Shelton.
Country Artists Party, Collaborate at the 2016 CMT Music Awards [Pictures]
The 2016 CMT Music Awards were one heck of a party in downtown Nashville. Country's biggest names came to play along with athletes, artists from other genres and even Doug the Pug!
2016 CMT Music Awards Winners
The always-fun CMT Awards had a star-studded list of nominees for seven categories, including a new one for this year.
Stars Shimmer and Shine on the 2016 CMT Music Awards Red Carpet [Pictures]
The CMT Music Awards are one of the summer's most fun TV events for country music. This year, stars showed up on the pink — not red — carpet looking casual, yet stylish and ready for a fun night of music.
Rodney Atkins Gives the Skinny on New Music at Music City Gives Back
Rodney Atkins hosted his sixth-annual Music City Gives Back event on Tuesday night (June 7) to help kick off CMA Fest in Nashville. Backstage before the event, the "Eat Sleep Love You Repeat" singer took a few minutes to chat with us about what it means to him — and when we can expe…
Your CMA Fest Outfit Guide, Straight From Reba McEntire’s Clothing Line [Pictures]
Reba McEntire will have a big, fashionable presence at CMA Fest 2016. The country music legend will host a booth showcasing her clothing line at Dillard's, spotlighting pieces that are perfect for festival season.