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!
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!
9 Sexiest Tattoos in Country Music
Tattoos may not be as prominent in country as they are in other genres, but some of our favorite country artists have some seriously sexy ink marks!
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.
Tim McGraw, Eric Church + More: Best Photos From WE Fest 2016!
WE Fest 2016 was one for the record books! Tim McGraw, Eric Church and Kid Rock headlined the three-night festival, and a slew of supporting acts helped make it the best one yet.
Gary Allan’s Rockin’ WE Fest Set Displays His Collection of Singles
Gary Allan let his inner rockstar show during Saturday's (Aug. 6) WE Fest 2016 set. He waltzed onto the stage wearing a leather jacket, black T-shirt and ripped jeans to deliver a pretty rockin' performance.
Montgomery Gentry Play Jam-Packed WE Fest 2016 Set
Montgomery Gentry didn't play all night long on Friday night (Aug. 5), but they packed as many songs as they could into a hit-filled 90-minute set.
William Michael Morgan Kicks Off Day Two of WE Fest 2016
Day 2 of WE Fest 2016 kicked off with a traditional country set from newcomer William Michael Morgan.
Joe Nichols Plays Eclectic Set at WE Fest
Storm clouds rolled in Thursday evening (Aug. 4) as Joe Nichols took the stage at WE Fest 2016, but he kept the rain at bay.
5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016
If you only see one concert this summer, consider seeing one of the 5 Hottest Summer Tours of 2016.
Hottest Summer Singles of 2016
We've got a list of the 10 Hottest Summer Singles of 2016 — perfect for any pool day!
10 Sexiest Male Country Stars of 2016
Who is the No. 1 sexiest man in country music this year?
See Country Music’s Beloved Furry Friends
Dogs are a
man's woman's country singer's best friend — cats, too! Sure, our favorite artists have hectic schedules packed with performances, interviews and studio time, but they always make time for their furry friends.