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!
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.
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.
Kacey Musgraves Teases Festive Christmas Album
Kacey Musgraves is celebrating Christmas in June! The "Dime Store Cowgirl" turned to Instagram to give an early holiday announcement to her 442K followers.
George Strait, Kacey Musgraves Shine on Opening Night of Las Vegas Run [Pictures]
George Strait and Kacey Musgraves gave their fans in Las Vegas a show to remember on Friday night (April 22), and Taste of Country was on hand to snap some exclusive photos of that memorable gig.
Prince Dead at 57: Country Stars React to the News
Prince was found dead on Thursday (April 21) — unexpected news which has shocked the world, including the country music world.
Country Weddings and Engagements in 2015 [Pictures]
2015 must have been the year of the ring, because country artists popped the question and accepted proposals left and right! Celebrate the love of artists like Jason Aldean, Eric Paslay and more in this sweet collection of photos.
Jana Kramer ‘So Ready’ to Welcome Baby Girl
Jana Kramer's pregnancy is coming to an end, but she's still been kicking butt on stage (in heels!). The singer admits she's struggled with sickness and is "so ready" to become a mom to her baby girl.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he's tough, but he's a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.
Blake Shelton Brings Gwen Stefani Along to Celebrate RaeLynn’s Engagement
Leave it to country cutie RaeLynn to celebrate her engagement in adorable style! The singer celebrated her upcoming nuptials with a Christmas-themed party that was hosted partially by her The Voice mentor, Blake Shelton.
First ‘Fuller House’ Teaser Features Miranda Lambert’s ‘The House That Built Me’
The very first trailer for the highly-anticipated Netflix Full House spinoff, Fuller House, has finally been released, and it features a very familiar voice.
Stars Dress Up for the 2015 CMA Awards — See Red Carpet Pictures!
Country Music's Biggest Night isn't just about the music — it's also about the fashion. The moment the artists hit the 2015 CMA Awards red carpet, the gowns sparkled and the suits impressed.
Watch the 2015 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream
The 2015 CMA Awards are Nov. 4, and Taste of Country has big news we think you'll appreciate.