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!
Dierks Bentley Recalls ‘Totally Crazy’ Way He Secured a Spot at His First CMA Awards
Dierks Bentley is nominated for a total of five big awards at the 2014 CMA Awards, but he remembers a time when it wasn't that easy for him to find his name in lights during Country Music's Biggest Night.
More 2014 CMA Awards Performers Announced
The 48th annual CMA Awards are quickly approaching, and a few big names have already been announced as performers.
Hunter Hayes to Play in Nashville Before the CMA Awards to Honor Servicemen + Women
Hunter Hayes is kicking off the CMA Awards week with a party! The 'Invisible' singer will throw his very own celebration in downtown Nashville on Monday (Nov. 3) with a free show.
Little Big Town Are Officially the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry
Little Big Town received a huge honor on Friday, Oct. 17. They were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry family, and it's a pretty special place for them. It's also the first place they ever publicly performed together!
Taming the Sexy Beast: Luke Bryan Plans to Tone Down His Booty Shakin’ in the Future
Ladies, you'll want to sit down for this. These days, Luke Bryan is known for shakin' his groove thang in concert -- in skin-tight jeans, no less -- but the star admits he won't pull the Beyonce moves at his shows forever.
Carrie Underwood Putting Motorcycle Lessons on Hold While Pregnant
Carrie Underwood isn't getting much use out of her gift from Miranda Lambert these days. Now that she's expecting, she's put her motorcycle lessons on hold ... until after the baby comes, at least.
Jerrod Niemann Gets His ‘Buzz Back Girl’ in Visually Stimulating Music Video
Jerrod Niemann's 'Buzz Back Girl' video is just as fun as the single. The clip finds the singer getting his buzz on, but not just from a few drinks.
Keith Urban Insists He and Nicole Kidman Are Just Regular Folks
They may both be worldwide superstars, but Keith Urban insists that he and his wife Nicole Kidman are just two regular people who enjoy weekend movie dates just like the rest of us.
Thomas Rhett Celebrates ‘Get Me Some of That’ Going No. 1
Thomas Rhett has a lot to be thankful for lately. Not only is the 24-year-old singer-songwriter celebrating yet another No. 1 hit with 'Get Me Some of That,' he's just returned from a trip to Italy!