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!
See Which Country Stars Have December Birthdays
This December, we'll be celebrating Christmas Day, Hanukkah and ringing in the new year — but that's not all.
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.
Underrated CMA Awards Moment: Faith Hill Perfecting Eric Church’s Bowtie
Eric Church was due to accept a massive award at the 2016 CMA Awards, and Faith Hill wanted him to look perfect for his moment.
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.
Brett Eldredge Skipping CMA Awards to Watch World Series
There will be a lot of country stars at the 2016 CMA Awards, but Brett Eldredge won't be one of them.
Thomas Rhett Shows Off His ‘Baby Face’ With Clean-Shaven Look
Thomas Rhett is easily recognizable thanks to his scruffy exterior, so it was quite a shock to fans on Sunday (Oct. 23) when the "Star of the Show" singer shared a photo on Instagram of his new, clean-shaven face.
Gwen Stefani to Rejoin Blake Shelton on ‘The Voice’ Season 12
Gwen Stefani will reunite with boyfriend Blake Shelton in her own big red chair next spring. Stefani is officially signed on as a coach for Season 12 of NBC's The Voice.
10 Pics That Prove Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins Are Meant to Be
Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins may be one of country's youngest love stories, but they're also one of the sweetest.
Kelsea Ballerini Enjoys a Romantic Paris Vacation With Boyfriend
Kelsea Ballerini has worked hard this year and is overdue for a vacation! This week she went wheels up with her boyfriend, Morgan Evans, for a romantic Paris getaway.
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.