The Dixie Chicks announce official name change

After fellow country group Lady Antebellum’s rebrand, the all-female trio announced they were dropping the “Dixie” in a statement.

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Musicians Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks arrive at the David Lynch Foundation Gala Honoring Rick Rubin at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on February 27, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. File photo.

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The Dixie Chicks are now known asThe Chicks.

The country trio changed its social media handles, and their official website now redirects to thechicks.com.

“We want to meet this moment,” reads a message posted on the site, signed bymembers Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer. They’ve also released a new song, “March March,” with a video filled with footage of protests through the ages, and listing the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and dozens more.

The move follows fellow country trio Lady Antebellum’s decision to change their name to Lady A, renouncing the term used particularly to describe existingbefore the American Civil War, and “associations that weigh down this word,” including ties to slavery.

Read more at USAToday.com

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