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!
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Profile: Josh Abbott Band
When fans head to the stage at the ToC Music Festival to see the Josh Abbott Band play, they're in for a treat of the Texas country kind. The six man band will perform during the June 12-14 festival at Hunter Mountain in New York.
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Jerrod Niemann
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival-goers won't just catch a fun show when Jerrod Niemann takes the stage, they'll also hear his incredible songwriting. The "Buzz Back Girl" singer is performing during the June 12-14 festival at Hunter Mountain in central New York.
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10 Pics That Prove Reba McEntire Does Throwback Thursday Best
Reba McEntire is extremely active on social media, and she frequently gifts her followers with gems of the Throwback Thursday variety.
2015 Taste of Country Music Festival Lineup Profile: Logan Mize
The multitalented Logan Mize crept onto the country scene recently after getting a hit on SiriusXM's The Highway and appearing in a commercial with Hayden Panettiere and several other TV spots. Now the talk around Mize is building.
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell to Battle for ACMs New Artist of the Year
It's safe to say Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell are having a happy this Wednesday, as the three men have been named final New Artist of the Year nominees leading up to the 2015 ACM Awards.
Brantley Gilbert Slathers on the Sexy for ’50 Shades of Grey’ Impression [Watch]
The hotly-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey film is in theaters, and Brantley Gilbert wants in on the action.