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!
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.
8 Real Country Gifts for Your Cupid-Hating Hubby
Is your man one of those that thinks Valentine's Day is just a holiday made by greeting card companies to take your money? Change his mind this Feb. 14 by snagging one of these great country gifts.
Lovely Baby Bumps: Cutest Pregnant Bellies in Country Music
Country females are strong — many balance being full-time stars who tour, write music and record albums with being full-time moms, as well. They make it look easy while also looking flawless, and don't get us started on that pregnant glow! Today, we're reminiscing over our most favo…
Country Weddings & Engagements in 2016
2016 has been a year for romance, as a number of country artists either got down on one knee or accepted rings this year.
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Stars Sharpen Up for 50th Anniversary CMA Awards [Red Carpet Pictures]
Country music's biggest stars put on their black tie threads for the 2016 CMA Awards — the 50th anniversary of the event — and took our breath away on the red carpet, before the show even started.
10 Awesome Baby Names in Country Music
In recent years, stars have reached outside the box when choosing names for their offspring. These are 10 of the coolest.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.
Zac Brown Band’s Coy Bowles Welcomes a Baby Girl
Zac Brown Band's Coy Bowles is officially a father after welcoming a baby girl into the world very early Friday morning (Oct. 21).
10 Pics That Prove Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Meant to Be
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may be one of country's youngest love stories, but they're also one of the sweetest.
Second Graders Sing Kelsea Ballerini for Their ‘Brain Break’ [Watch]
A Columbus, Ohio, second grade class takes a "brain break" every school day to give themselves time to unwind. This clip finds the seven and 8-year-olds in a singalong to a Kelsea Ballerini song with a positive message.
Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On
Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!