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!
Lee Brice Won’t Stand for Slander, Responds to Fan’s False Accusations
If there's one thing that Lee Brice won't tolerate, it's lies. After a fan falsely accused the 'I Don't Dance' hitmaker of drinking too much before taking the stage at a recent show, he responded angrily, later speaking out about how slanderous accusations such as that …
Country Artists Remember 9/11
Thursday (Sept. 11, 2014) marks the thirteenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- a series of events which forever changed not only America, but the world.
Florida Georgia Line Set to Perform on ‘Nashville’ Season 3 Premiere
There's no denying the popularity of Florida Georgia Line right now, and the duo can only get bigger with an upcoming live performance on the 'Nashville' Season 3 premiere!
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An annual poll has confirmed what many people already knew: King George Strait and Garth Brooks are America's favorite country stars.
Luke Bryan Sells Out Four Shows, Sets Venue Records in Ohio
When Luke Bryan shows up for a concert (or four), he shows up in a big way. The superstar sold out a whopping four shows in Ohio over the weekend, setting records at two different venues!
Chase Rice Strips Down for ‘Jack Daniels and Jesus’ From Upcoming Album [Watch]
Chase Rice is gearing up for his upcoming album, 'Ignite the Night,' to drop on Aug. 19 and stopped by the Taste of Country studios to share his excitement. The singer stripped down, going acoustic on a performance of the heartfelt 'Jack Daniels and Jesus.'
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Every year, fans anxiously await the announcement of the Super Bowl halftime performer ... could that person be country superstar Carrie Underwood in 2015?
Kenny Chesney Unveils Track Listing for ‘The Big Revival’
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‘Nashville’ Season Premiere to Include Live Musical Performances
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