Dixie Chicks Change Their Name To Simply 'The Chicks'

Written by on June 25, 2020

The Dixie Chicks have formally renamed themselves The Chicks.

Coinciding with the discharge of their new tune and video, “March March,” the group all of its social media pages to mirror the change, which comes amid a robust new focus within the U.S. on the legacy of the enslavement of Blacks and systematic racism. 

Fashioned in 1989, Dixie Chicks took their title from the 1973 hit tune and album by the rock band Little Feat. Dixie has lengthy been the nickname for the southern states in America, born out of an 1859 minstrel tune that included the chorus “Away, away, away down south in Dixie!” The tune subsequently turned the “de facto nationwide anthem of the Confederacy through the Civil Warfare,” based on Historical past.com. 

As of Thursday, The Chicks’ web site greeted followers with the YouTube video for “March March” in addition to the quote: “In case your voice held no energy, they wouldn’t attempt to silence you.” 



A consultant for The Chicks gave HuffPost the next assertion, acknowledging {that a} New Zealand band of the identical title already exists.

“A honest and heartfelt thanks goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of NZ for his or her gracious gesture in permitting us to share their title. We’re honored to co-exist collectively on the planet with these exceptionally gifted sisters. Chicks Rock!” they wrote.

The title change for the trio comes on the heels of fellow nation music group Girl Antebellum formally altering their title to Girl A. The definition of antebellum is “present earlier than a conflict,” and it’s most generally used to check with the slave-holding South earlier than the 1861-65 Civil Warfare.

Girl A stated it was dropping the phrase “antebellum” as a response to the eruption of nationwide protests in opposition to racial inequality after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. 

“As a band, we’ve got strived for our music to be a refuge … inclusive of all. We’ve watched and listened greater than ever these previous few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened large to the injustices, inequality and biases Black men and women have at all times confronted and proceed to face day by day. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed,” the band’s assertion stated. 

“After a lot private reflection, band dialogue, prayer and lots of trustworthy conversations with a few of our closest Black mates and colleagues, we’ve got determined to drop the phrase ‘antebellum’ from our title and transfer ahead as Girl A, the nickname our followers gave us virtually from the beginning.”

Not like The Chicks, the members of Girl A discovered themselves in sizzling water with a blues singer who had passed by Girl A for many years.

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