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!
Kenny Chesney Surprises Athens, Georgia With Popup Show
Kenny Chesney made a lot of University of Georgia students very happy when he played a surprise popup show in Athens over the weekend.
Taylor Swift Really, Really, Really Loves Her Cats – Here’s Video Proof!
Taylor Swift doesn't keep her love for cats a secret -- especially her cats! The starlet uses social media, live TV shows and interviews to profess her love for her furry feline friends, Meredith and Olivia Benson, as is evident in this fun compilation video.
‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Sadie Robertson Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ for Season 19
Enter: a dancing Duck! Sadie Robertson, best known as a member of the 'Duck Dynasty' family, is apparently joining the upcoming season of 'Dancing With the Stars.'
George Strait and Garth Brooks: America’s Favorite Country Musicians
An annual poll has confirmed what many people already knew: King George Strait and Garth Brooks are America's favorite country stars.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs – Kenny Chesney, ‘Old Blue Chair’
Kenny Chesney's 'Old Blue Chair' is a beach-themed nostalgic tune from his 2005 album, 'Be as You Are.' In this adorable father-daughter rendition, a little girl sings alongside her father on the guitar. They bring back the beach theme through their ocean-blue color scheme -…
Luke Bryan Sells Out Four Shows, Sets Venue Records in Ohio
When Luke Bryan shows up for a concert (or four), he shows up in a big way. The superstar sold out a whopping four shows in Ohio over the weekend, setting records at two different venues!
Scotty McCreery Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge ‘In a Very Big Way’ [Watch]
Scotty McCreery has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge "in a big way." He didn't just take an ice bucket challenge, he took the "F-150 edition," as he calls it.
Willie Nelson Has Some Nifty Card Tricks Up His Sleeve [Watch]
Willie Nelson is a man of many talents, apparently including some skills he's not famous for -- like card tricks!
Garth Brooks Set to Receive ASCAP Centennial Award
In the midst of a slew of comeback tour date announcements, new music and more, Garth Brooks is set to receive one big honor. The singer will be one a recipients at the ASCAP Centennial Awards, which will be held on Nov. 17.
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.'
2014 ACM Honors Host, Presenters + Performers Announced
The 2014 ACM Honors are less than a month away, and now they've announced one hunky host, and several presenters and performers.
Reba McEntire Got ‘Emotional’ Over Fans’ Reactions to ‘Pray for Peace’
Reba McEntire recently released her emotional song, 'Pray for Peace,' which features the iconic singer asking fans to pray for peace due to events happening around the world.