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The Dixie Chicks Have Officially Changed Their Name To 'The Chicks'

Rae Batchelor 25 Jun 2020

If you're looking for a band of women who don't take any crap, make some of the best country music out there, and who are definitely not afraid to take a stand for what they believe in, you don't have to look any farther than the bestselling country band The Dixie Chicks.

The band has decided to take a stand for what they believe is right by making a pretty dramatic change.

In a one-sentence statement on their website, The Dixie Chicks have announced they are dropping the word 'dixie' from their names.

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Writing, "We want to meet this moment," the band has declared they are officially now known as The Chicks.

The word Dixie often refers to the South, but specifically the states that belonged to the Confederation. The name came from a song by Daniel Decatur Emmett and this song was considered the Confederate anthem.

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The Chick's representative provided an additional statement to show there would be no drama with another band of Chicks out there.

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“A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of NZ for their gracious gesture in allowing us to share their name. We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters. Chicks Rock! — Emily, Natalie and Martie," the statement read.

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The band Lady Antebellum similarly recently dropped the word "antebellum" from their name.

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The band decided to go by Lady A, although they briefly ran into some drama with a pre-existing blues singer of the same name. It looks like The Chicks thought ahead!

What do you think about this name change? Let us know in the comments!

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