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!
Taylor Swift Shakes It Off, Throws ‘1989’ Dance Party During 2014 MTV VMAs [Watch]
Taylor Swift made her mark on the pop world Sunday night (Aug. 24) during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. The star sparkled -- literally -- during her first live performance of her new single, 'Shake It Off.'
Kenny Rogers’ Kids Help With Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Another country legend has stepped up to take on the ALS ice bucket challenge. Although Kenny Rogers wanted to donate instead of doing the actual challenge, his kids gave him a big, cold surprise!
Faith Hill Enlists Tim McGraw to Help With Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
After being challenged by Reba McEntire and a close friend, it was time for Faith Hill to step up and complete her ice bucket challenge for ALS. Hill enlisted her hubby, Tim McGraw, to do the honors.
Hunter Hayes Announces Tattoo (Your Name) Tour
Hunter Hayes had a busy Friday (Aug. 22) morning! The 22-year-old announced the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour is kicking off this fall after performing on 'The Today Show.'
Chase Rice Performs Acoustic Version of ‘Ready Set Roll’ [Watch]
Chase Rice's 'Ready Set Roll' has been making waves in country music, and the singer graciously stopped by the Taste of Country studios to perform an acoustic version for us. The stripped down rendition gives more attention to the newcomer's vocal ability, in addition to his one-…
Legends George Strait, Garth Brooks Take on the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Two of the most impressive names in all of country music have risen to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. King George Strait and Mr. Garth Brooks were called out by several of their peers, and they both made good on the dare.
Miranda Lambert Goes Even Shorter With New Haircut
Miranda Lambert has always had long, gorgeous blonde hair -- until recently. After debuting a short, chicer style, the superstar has gone even shorter!
Randy Houser, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann Perform on Opry Stage Together [Watch]
Randy Houser, Lee Brice and Jerrod Niemann had a huge Wednesday night on July 30. The three friends got to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage together.
Florida Georgia Line Prove ‘Anything Goes’ on ‘GMA,’ Announce New Album
Anything goes for Florida Georgia Line. The duo arrived at the 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert Series on Friday morning (Aug. 15) armed to not only deliver a rockin' performance, but also make a huge announcement.
Blake Shelton Gets Iced, Helps Adam Levine, Carson Daly Take Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Blake Shelton was called out to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, and he stepped up, taking fellow 'The Voice' stars Carson Daly and Adam Levine with him.