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!
8 Real Country Gifts for Your Cupid-Hating Hubby
Is your man one of those that thinks Valentine's Day is just a holiday made by greeting card companies to take your money? Change his mind this Feb. 14 by snagging one of these great country gifts.
Country Singers Get Silly With Santa
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in country music!
Country Weddings & Engagements in 2016
2016 has been a year for romance, as a number of country artists either got down on one knee or accepted rings this year.
Jana Kramer Is Striving to ‘Show Women That They Are Strong’
Jana Kramer is keeping very busy these days. She's competing as a finalist on Dancing With the Stars, balancing her career and being a mom, and she wants to be a role model to show women that they can do anything.
Cute Kids Singing Country Songs: ‘Friends in Low Places’ Thanksgiving Parody
Usually when adorable kids sing country songs, it's a sweet rendition of a classic, but this one is also hilarious! Students from a New York elementary school had a little fun with Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places,' mixing it up for Thanksgiving.
Stars Sharpen Up for 50th Anniversary CMA Awards [Red Carpet Pictures]
Country music's biggest stars put on their black tie threads for the 2016 CMA Awards — the 50th anniversary of the event — and took our breath away on the red carpet, before the show even started.
10 Awesome Baby Names in Country Music
In recent years, stars have reached outside the box when choosing names for their offspring. These are 10 of the coolest.
Hit Songs That Other Artists Passed On
Some of country's biggest hits almost sounded a lot different, all because some artists passed on tracks that wound up being big singles for others!
Tim McGraw Crashes Philadelphia Wedding for Surprise Performance [Watch]
Tim McGraw gave one Philadelphia couple the surprise of a lifetime over the weekend. The father of the bride arranged to have the "How I'll Always Be" singer come to the wedding and surprise the bride and groom (and guests) with a performance.
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
Toby Keith and Friends Bring Interstates and Tailgates to New Jersey [Pictures]
Toby Keith brought a party to New Jersey's PNC Arts Center on June 18. The party was packed with tailgates and red solo cups, and he brought along Brantley Gilbert and Eric Paslay for the fun.
Surf’s Up! Check Out Kenny Chesney’s Best Beach Pictures
Sorry, Jake Owen — Kenny Chesney is unquestionably country music's original beach bum. Don't believe us? Check out these pictures showing the No Shoes Nation leader's best moments in the sand.