Dixie Chicks Officially Change Their Name Amidst Continuing Social Unrest
Dixie chicks Changed his name after facing backlash. Moving forward, the pop country group will be known as Chicks. The change is the latest example of far-reaching cultural changes affected by current nationwide protests promoting racial equality.
Pop group Lady Antebellum recently announced a change of name to Lady A following similar criticism, although she claims she did not know that her name was from slavery in the South. “Dixie” is a frequently used surname for the Civil War-era of the South.
Dixie Chicks, or The Ab Chicks, changed the name this morning without actually saying anything. He changed the handle to his social media accounts, but his new album, Gaslighter, which arrives on July 17, will still feature the old name on the cover. The vinyl manufacturing plants are supported worldwide, so it seems unlikely that they will be able to change the packaging on the vinyl press in advance of the upcoming album. Representatives of the group confirmed the name change, while Natalie Maynes, Emily Stryer and Marty Maguire simply said, “We want to fulfill the moment.”
After Lady Antebellum changed her name, all eyes were on Dixie Chicks. His name comes from the album Little Feat called Dixie Chicken, which was released in 1973. After giving it some thought, the vocal group thought it would be a good idea to change things. It is too early to tell how the fans’ reaction is, but it is assumed that everyone will be fine with the new name, even though there is already a band in New Zealand.
Lady Antebellum changed her name to Lady A, already taken by an artist, so she had to come to an agreement after the fact. The Dixie Chicks reached the band of the same name in New Zealand, to make sure it was okay at first. “A sincere and heartfelt thanks, we set out for NZ’s ‘The Checks’ for their grateful gesture in allowing us to share their name,” Natalie mens, Emily Stryer and Marty Maguire said in a statement. “We are honored to collaborate in the world together with these exceptionally talented sisters. Chicks Rock!”
Chix’s new video for the song “March March” has led to protests from across history, including today. Women’s rights, gay rights, environmental causes and Black Lives Matter are in promotional videos for the new single. One thing is that the group will no longer have to go on tour under their new name as no one can actually play live shows, except online or drive-in style, which is still not really far away Has happened. Regardless, the group believes in their name change and does not want to make a big deal about it in an effort to put more important issues in the headlines. The New York Times was one of the first outlets to report on the name change.