In the past eight years or so, it seems a lot of female trio-fronted groups are emerging from Nashville. Of course, I like how all these groups look but I certainly enjoy the sounds too. Is this something new from out of The Gulch, or has this format always been popular in Music City? First one I found was Pistol Annies. They get an obvious notice due to Miranda Lambert, but I remember falling in love with a duet that Ashley Monroe (the other blonde) did with Ronnie Dunn in the early 2000s and I'm happy to see her stepping up too. Angaleena Presley has a monster voice as well. Then there's Post Monroe, who started as a trio but dropped to a duo when Shelby McLeod left, leaving Ashlee Hewitt and Whitney Duncan to carry on. Duncan had a couple of solo albums herself back around 2010, before her appearance as a contestant on Survivor. The latest trio to catch my ears and eyes is Kitty Hawk. I met multi-instrumentalist Megan Mullins at the 2006 Summer NAMM show, and I've followed her career all the way through to the Tennessee Hot Damns. Like Mullins, Bassist Annie Clements has played with a who's who in country music. The pleasant new surprise for me in this ensemble is singer/guitarist Annie Bosko. I was lucky enough to be in Nashville for business last week and caught their performance at the Hutton Hotel's Analog bar. Very impressive this group, with a clutch sense of humor too. Hope y'all enjoy this kind of thing as much as I do!