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!
Hunter Hayes Announces Tattoo (Your Name) Tour
Hunter Hayes had a busy Friday (Aug. 22) morning! The 22-year-old announced the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour is kicking off this fall after performing on 'The Today Show.'
Kenny Rogers’ Kids Help With Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Another country legend has stepped up to take on the ALS ice bucket challenge. Although Kenny Rogers wanted to donate instead of doing the actual challenge, his kids gave him a big, cold surprise!
Brad Paisley Enlists Ellen DeGeneres to Leak Powerful Lyric Video [Watch]
Brad Paisley is revealing songs from his upcoming album 'Moonshine in the Trunk' in a number of fun ways, including enlisting some pretty famous friends to help. The singer called on Ellen DeGeneres to reveal the 'Shattered Glass' lyric video.
Man Dies After Being Assaulted at Hank Williams, Jr. Concert in Michigan
A Michigan man has died after being assaulted at a Hank Williams, Jr. concert on Sunday (Aug. 17). The victim, 55-year-old Robert Kobe, was pronounced dead Tuesday (Aug. 19) following the incident.
Faith Hill Enlists Tim McGraw to Help With Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
After being challenged by Reba McEntire and a close friend, it was time for Faith Hill to step up and complete her ice bucket challenge for ALS. Hill enlisted her hubby, Tim McGraw, to do the honors.
Garth Brooks Adds One Last Chicago Show to 2014 Tour Dates
Garth Brooks is extending his stay in the Windy City of Chicago with one more concert. The legend adds a late night performance to a date already among 10 previously announced 'Garth Experience' shows.
Chase Rice Performs Acoustic Version of ‘Ready Set Roll’ [Watch]
Chase Rice's 'Ready Set Roll' has been making waves in country music, and the singer graciously stopped by the Taste of Country studios to perform an acoustic version for us. The stripped down rendition gives more attention to the newcomer's vocal ability, in addition to his one-…
Tim McGraw Lands 50th Hot Country Top 10 With ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’
Tim McGraw's sweet single 'Meanwhile Back at Mama's' has just helped him earn his 50th Top 10 hit! Since he's joined by wife Faith Hill on the song, she too reclaims a spot at the top of the country charts.
Awesome! Reba McEntire, Shania Twain Take the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
Reba McEntire has officially accepted her numerous challenges! The iconic singer got wet for the Ice Bucket Challenge, as did Canadian songstress, Shania Twain, making for two fun videos we never thought we'd see.
Florida Georgia Line Prove ‘Anything Goes’ on ‘GMA,’ Announce New Album
Anything goes for Florida Georgia Line. The duo arrived at the 'Good Morning America' Summer Concert Series on Friday morning (Aug. 15) armed to not only deliver a rockin' performance, but also make a huge announcement.
Justin Moore, Dierks Bentley Take the Ice Bucket Challenge [Watch]
More of country's biggest names are taking the freezing Ice Bucket Challenge to strike out ALS, including Justin Moore and Dierks Bentley, who just got a little wet for a good cause.
Carrie Underwood Booked as Super Bowl 2015 Halftime Performer?
Every year, fans anxiously await the announcement of the Super Bowl halftime performer ... could that person be country superstar Carrie Underwood in 2015?