The Chicks is the official name of what was the country group Dixie Chicks | AP
The famous group The Dixie Chicks He decided to remove the word Dixie from his name and now they take up only the word « The Chicks » to continue his steps in music.
Even the new Name It is already reflected in the social networks and websites of the award-winning group, made up of Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer, also acknowledged that the new name is also used by another group in New Zealand.
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The members They shared their thanks:
A sincere and heartfelt thanks to Z The Chicks ’of NZ for their nice gesture in allowing us to share their name. We are honored to co-exist in the world alongside these exceptionally talented sisters, ”the American trio said in a statement.
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Such decision was promoted after the country group Lady Antebellum happened to be Lady A after recognizing the association of that word with slavery in the United States.
Dear Fans, As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge… inclusive of all. We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed. After much personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest Black friends and colleagues, we have decided to drop the word “antebellum” from our name and move forward as Lady A, the nickname our fans gave us almost from the start. When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern « antebellum » style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us… Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before The Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts ’intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us. We feel like we have been Awakened, but this is just one step. There are countless more that need to be taken. We want to do better. We are committed to examining our individual and collective impact and making the necessary changes to practice antiracism. We will continue to educate ourselves, have hard conversations and search the parts of our hearts that need pruning — to grow into better humans, better neighbors. Our next outward step will be a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative through LadyAID. Our prayer is that if we lead by example… with humility, love, empathy and action… we can be better allies to those suffering from spoken and unspoken injustices, while influencing our children & generations to come.
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Through a release on the group’s site he says he wanted to “get to this moment”. The term Dixie refers to the southern states of the country, especially those that were part of the slave Confederation.
In 14 years of trajectory the new group The Chicks will release his first album with new music after so much time, he will premiere the video of his new song “March March”, with images of the recent marches for the movement Black Lives Matter.
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On the other hand, it is worth mentioning that The Chicks It is highly popular after being considered one of the most successful female bands in the United States, with more than 33 million records sold in the country according to the Association of the American Recording Industry (RIAA). .
Its origin was in Texas as a group of bluegrass, it was after reaching the success commercial with the album “Wide Open Spaces”, Since then they have been winners of 13 Grammy Awards.
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However, in 2003, the band was vetoed by stations radio country after the group’s vocalist Maine criticized the then president of the United States in 2003 for the Iraq War. The group He responded to criticism with the theme « Not Ready to Make Nice » by sweeping the 2007 Grammys by winning awards in all three major categories.