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!
Tim McGraw Does the Big Apple for Huge Album Debut [Exclusive Pictures]
Tim McGraw has been a very busy man this month in launching his new album, 'Sundown Heaven Town.' He's not just taking over Taste of Country, but to celebrate the release, he also took over the Big Apple! It doesn't get bigger than that.
Garth Brooks Surprises Trisha Yearwood for Her Birthday [Watch]
Trisha Yearwood won't be forgetting this birthday anytime soon. While out on Garth Brooks' World Tour, her husband and a crowd of 16,000 sang her 'Happy Birthday,' in addition to a few surprises.
Mom-to-Be Carrie Underwood Reveals Most Inspirational People in Her Life
When it comes to music, artists can find inspiration from a long list of talented acts that came before them. But when it comes to parenting? That list is shorter -- and there's just two people who inspire Carrie Underwood most.
Tim McGraw Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of ‘Sundown Heaven Town’ Release Week [Exclusive V…
In the wake of his 'Sundown Heaven Town' album release, Tim McGraw has been a very busy man. From radio broadcasts to his album celebration party to a 'Good Morning America' appearance, he has been all over promoting his new tunes. Now, he's taking Taste of Country Fans behi…
Tim McGraw Aims to Always ‘Push Himself Further’ as an Artist
Tim McGraw's 'Sundown Heaven Town' album was released Tuesday (Sept. 16), and the singer is pumped up about it, opening up to Taste of Country about the record and how he pushes himself as an artist.
Blake Shelton Looks Toward ‘Neon Light’ in Breakup Anthem Video
Blake Shelton takes fans for a fun, wild ride in his mostly live video for 'Neon Light.' The breakup anthem is a pick-me-up, and what better way to celebrate a breakup than with a Shelton show?
See Country Artists Wearing the American Flag [Watch]
Country stars prove time and time again that they're oozing with love for America. Often, singers will show their patriotism by wearing an American flag on stage, and we've created a collection of photos of the best of artists wearing the 50 stars and 13 stripes!
Miranda Lambert Stuns During ‘Fashion Rocks’ Event
Miranda Lambert donned not one, but two spectacular outfits for an appearance at the 'Fashion Rocks' event Tuesday night (Sept. 9). The 'Mama's Broken Heart' singer went from red carpet sexy to performance sassy in dazzling black and red ensembles.
Garth Brooks Hosts Basketball Camp for Kids in Chicago
Despite being in the midst of a monstrous comeback tour, Garth Brooks is using his spare time to help others. While in Chicago, the iconic singer spent some time hanging with kids as part of his Teammates for Kids Foundation.
Carrie Underwood Shows Off Adorable Baby Bump at Ravinia Festival
Less than a week after announcing her pregnancy, Carrie Underwood stepped out to perform at Ravinia Festival with her baby bump in full view.
Luke Bryan Brings Kid Onstage, Gives Him a Lesson in Butt-Shakin’ [Watch]
Luke Bryan is known for shaking it, but usually, he goes at it alone. However, on a recent tour stop in Chicago, the superstar decided to share the wealth, bringing a young fan onstage to teach him some of his most famous moves.
Colt Ford Delivers ‘Drivin’ Around Song’ Acoustic [Watch]
Colt Ford stopped by the Taste of Country studio recently to perform his 'Drivin' Around Song.' The notoriously unique singer delivered the country rap song with just a few acoustic instruments, and we have the whole performance on video for you to enjoy.