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Coti Howell

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!
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9 Best Dressed Stars at the 2015 CMT Awards

Even though the CMT Awards are a little more casual of an awards show, that doesn't stop our favorite country stars from dressing in their very best. Country's finest showed up to the awards Wednesday night (June 10) looking country sexy -- but some looked a little better than others.

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Taylor Swift Reaches Out to 12-Year-Old Battling Cancer

You could say that Taylor Swift's "thing" is making dreams come true for her biggest fans. So when the "Style" singer heard about a pre-teen battling cancer via social media and, she gave the young girl a call to tell her that she's rooting for her.

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You’ve Got to See This Horse Dancing to Billy Ray Cyrus’ ‘Achy Breaky Heart’

We echo Billy Ray Cyrus when we say that this is the best thing ever. The '90s hitmaker's most famous work of art, "Achy Breaky Heart," has always been a line-dancing favorite, but it's usually humans doing the foot-stompin'. Not at a recent rodeo, however.

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The Great Keith Urban Debate: Ponytail or No Ponytail?

When Keith Urban showed up to the 2015 Grammy Awards with wife Nicole Kidman on Sunday night (Feb. 8), he looked a little ... different. The Aussie had pulled his signature shaggy, blond locks into a messy little ponytail -- and social media went absolutely crazy.

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