Dixie Chicks change name to The Chicks amid pressure to drop Dixie due to link with racial history


Dixie Chicks change name to The Chicks amid pressure to drop Dixie due to link with racial history of the South… as they declare support for Black Lives Matter movement with new anthem March March

  • The Dixie Chicks quietly dropped the word Dixie from their name and are now The Chicks
  • There has been growing pressure for the group to re-name due to the link between the word Dixie and the racial history of the South
  • On Thursday the group released a music video for activism anthem March March, declaring support for BLM and protesters throughout history
  • The group hasn’t yet released a statement regarding the name change
  • Country group Lady Antebellum recently changed their name to Lady A, apologizing for the word’s association with slavery 
  • In 2003, the Dixie Chicks were mired in controversy after saying they were ‘ashamed’ of President George W. Bush 

The Dixie Chicks have quietly changed their name, dropping the word Dixie, and rebranded as The Chicks on Thursday.

Natalie Maines, Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer changed their band’s social media handles to The Chicks but released no statement about the new moniker.

The group also appeared to declare their support for the Black Lives Matter movement by debuting a brand new music video for their anthem March March that features scenes of protests throughout history.

Rename: The Dixie Chicks quietly changed their name, dropping the word Dixie, and have rebranded as The Chicks on Thursday

The band has faced growing pressure recently to re-name due to the link between the word Dixie and the racial history of the South.

They also released a powerful music video for their song March, March which featured images of young activists on the forefront of Emma Gonzalez, Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousafzai.

‘March, march to my own drum // March, march to my own drum // I’m and army of one,’ the melodic chorus says.  

The move comes after country group Lady Antebellum recently changed their name to Lady A, apologizing for the word’s association with slavery.

This isn’t the first political stance the group has taken and their career famously took a huge hit nearly 20 years ago when they were publicly critical of the Iraq war.

In 2003, the Dixie Chicks were quickly mired in controversy after saying they were ‘ashamed’ of President George W. Bush

Pressure: There band has been faced growing pressure recently to re-name due to the link between the word Dixie and the racial history of the South

Pressure: There band has been faced growing pressure recently to re-name due to the link between the word Dixie and the racial history of the South

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