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Coti Howell

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 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!
Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton
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Country Stars Who Have Acted

There's a long history of Nashville's biggest stars going to Hollywood for work in movies and television. Most recently, it's been Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and Julianne Hough that have earned top billing on movie posters and in TV credits, but legends like Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson have dozens of movies in their resumes.

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George Strait
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The Performance King: Relive George Strait’s Concerts Through the Years

George Strait is known as the King of Country for very good reason! Ever since Strait sang his way into the country music world, he's been winning over audiences worldwide. He's no stranger to the road, and we're reliving some of his best onstage moments.

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Keith Urban
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See Which Country Stars Have October Birthdays

It's fall, y'all! Now that it's October fall is finally underway, and Halloween is just around the corner. It's not just a month full of football, trick or treating and boots — it's also the same month a lot of country stars will celebrate their births.

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Chris Young Steals Meghan Linsey’s No. 1 Spot With Sexy ‘I’m Comin’ Over’ Video

There's a new No. 1 in town this week! Chris Young climbed from the No. 2 spot to No. 1, taking Meghan Linsey's spot at the top. There are new videos added to the poll this week and older videos removed, so what happens next is anyone's guess.

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Blake Shelton
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Blake Shelton Knocks Tabloids at His 5x No. 1 Party in Nashville

Blake Shelton had a lot to celebrate in Nashville last week. The singer commemorated a total of five No. 1 hits at a party at Midtown's Losers Bar. He took time to thank the many songwriters involved in helping him with his success, but since it's Shelton, he couldn't be completely serious!

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