Did the Dixie Chicks Just Change Their Name?
As part of the nation’s latest reckoning with its racist history, we’ve seen something that had previously remained untouched get called into question: the veneration of certain Southern tropes dating back to slavery, the Confederacy, Jim Crow, and other shameful parts of American history. When Nashville country stars Lady Antebellum announced in early June that they would be changing their name to “Lady A,” to avoid romanticizing the slavery-era South, country fans asked if the Dixie Chicks—whose name references the states that made up the Confederacy—might make a similar change. On Thursday, coinciding with the release of the group’s new song, the answer appears to be “yes.” The band’s website now redirects to thechicks.com, where the home page prominently features the statement, “We want to…View Original Post
Source: Texas Monthly