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!
Does Billy Ray Cyrus Want to Set Miley Up With a Country Star? Rumor Has It …
Billy Ray Cyrus only wants the best for superstar daughter Miley Cyrus, but would she be best off in the arms of a country singer ... one like Kip Moore, perhaps?
Taylor Swift Bringing Nerdy Natalie to ‘Jimmy Fallon’ [Watch]
Taylor Swift is apparently all about keeping secrets lately. After teasing fans with an announcement last week (we now know she's gearing up for a live stream, likely pertaining to new music), the superstar has introduced us to her alter ego, Natalie.
Garth Brooks Adds Even More Atlanta Shows to Comeback Tour
After encountering problems with ticket sales for three of his Atlanta concerts, Garth Brooks held a meeting with Ticketmaster. Now, he's adding even more shows in the Southern hub.
Garth Brooks Confirms Six More Dates in Chicago for ‘The Garth Experience’
If Garth Brooks fans in Chicago thought they were lucky that the legend chose their city to make his comeback, now they've won the lottery. Brooks has added not one, not two, but six more 2014 tour dates in the Windy City.
Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney Grab Drinks Together, Country Music Explodes
Apparently, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean are pretty good buds -- enough so that they enjoy a few drinks together every now and then when both happen to be home.
Is Lindsay Lohan’s Sister Ali Pursuing a Career in Country Music?
Ali Lohan, the younger singer of headline-friendly actress Lindsay Lohan, is apparently the latest to jump on the country music bandwagon.
Carrie Underwood Talks Next Album, Wants to Sing With Miranda Lambert Again
Carrie Underwood fans will be pleased to know the blonde beauty is preparing to head back in to the studio. She says she's been spending a lot of time writing, and this new music will be a "progression" for her.
Hunter Hayes Set to Headline Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day
Hunter Hayes has been given a huge honor. The 22-year-old singer has been asked to headline the U.S. Open's annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day, alongside other artists.
Tim McGraw Serenades Adoring Young Fan With ‘You Are So Beautiful’ [Watch]
At a recent tour stop in Georgia, Tim McGraw made one lucky little girl's whole world shine by serenading her onstage ... and then giving her his own guitar.
Kellie Pickler Becomes a Sweet Potato for New ‘VeggieTales’ Movie
Kellie Pickler is about to make her big screen debut ... well, sort of. The singer is lending her voice to the upcoming 'VeggieTales' movie.
Lucy Hale Talks New Single, the Opry, Martina McBride and More
Even though Lucy Hale is perhaps best known for her acting, she says that music is her No. 1 love. And because she wants to be an artist who is taken seriously, she's working hard. In a recent chat at a Nashville studio, Hale opened up about that that along with her Opry debut, her feelings for…
Keith Urban Asks Crowd Dancers to Join Him on Stage [Watch]
At a recent tour stop in Canada, a pair of fancy-pants dancers caught Keith Urban's eye. In fact, they impressed him with their dancing skills so much that the superstar asked them to join him onstage!