The Dixie Chicks Change Name Amid Protests & Civil Unrest


The Dixie Chicks Change Name Amid Protests & Civil Unrest

Another country band is changing its name. Recently, Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum decided to ditch the latter part of their name, announcing that they will now go by Lady A. "Antebellum" is a word associated with a flourishing era of the southern United States, specifically during a time when slavery helped make the South profitable in that particular period in history. The move has apparently inspired The Dixie Chicks to follow suit because the country girl group has announced that they've dropped "Dixie" from their official name.

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"Dixie" is a well-known word that's been affiliated with the South, especially a time during the Civil War era, and has long been associated with the Confederacy, as well. The platinum-selling singers—Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire—will now be known as "The Chicks," and they've changed their social media and website presences on Thursday (June 25).
“We want to meet this moment," they penned on their site along with a video to their new song "March March." The visual features images and clips from protests around the country. The [Dixie] Chicks are no strangers to controversy; back in 2003, Natalie Maines told a London audience that she was ashamed that then-President George W. Bush was from Texas. The comment came just ahead of the Iraq invasion, causing the group to be blackballed and boycotted for the entirety of Bush's presidency. Check out "March March" below.


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