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!
Country Stars Get Silly With Santa
Country artists can't resist getting their photo taken with Santa — and sometimes they even dress as the bearded man (or woman).
It’s Time For Kacey Musgraves Festive Christmas Album!
Kacey Musgraves is celebrating Christmas in June! The "Dime Store Cowgirl" turned to Instagram to give an early holiday announcement to her 442K followers.
Is That Madea?! See Country Stars’ Most Memorable Halloween Costumes
Sure, they're great onstage and all, but can anyone celebrate Halloween quite like country stars? From sexy to scary, sometimes hilarious and sometimes adorable, these singers know how to pick costumes.
Country Artists Who’ve Been Targeted by Westboro Baptist Church
Westboro Baptist Church has boycotted a number of country stars, and many of the singers have fought back!
Drake White Is Hoping to Ignite a ‘Spark’ With His Debut Album
It's a hot summer day in Nashville, and Drake White is ready to ignite a Spark. The singer sits in a leather chair behind a funky Nashville bed and breakfast one month before his appropriately-titled debut drops. Sitting next to him, it's easy to feel like you're home. His vibe is sim…
Scariest Tour Bus Accidents Involving Country Artists [Pictures]
Country singers spend a lot of time on their home away from home: the tour bus. With that much time on the road, they're bound to encounter a few accidents, but some have been pretty scary.
Brantley Gilbert Makes $10.5 Million Donation to Toys for Tots
The holiday season and giving spirit have truly gotten ahold of Brantley Gilbert! He may seem like he's tough, but he's a softie at heart and he proved that (again) with a huge donation to Toys for Tots.
Stars Dress Up for the 2015 CMA Awards — See Red Carpet Pictures!
Country Music's Biggest Night isn't just about the music — it's also about the fashion. The moment the artists hit the 2015 CMA Awards red carpet, the gowns sparkled and the suits impressed.
Watch the 2015 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live Stream
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Luke Bryan, Jason Derulo Connect for Really Incredible Karaoke Duet [Watch]
As one of the most successful stars in country music, it's not a secret that Luke Bryan has vocal talent. But this duet with R&B star Jason Derulo shows a completely new area of the "Kick the Dust Up" hitmaker's range. ... And wow!
Kenny Chesney Leaves His Worries Behind in Tropical ‘Save It for a Rainy Day’ Video
Kenny Chesney and the beach are one and the same. His favorite thing is to transport to a tropical paradise far away, and the "Save It for a Rainy Day" video is no different. Chesney leaves his worries — and the woman he's thinking about — behind and enjoys a day on the …
Kenny Chesney Breaks His Own Record in Philadelphia
Kenny Chesney's summer stadium shows aren't a new concept, but the star manages to reinvent the wheel with each passing year — and people are coming out in droves.