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Dixie Chicks Change Their Name To The Chicks And Drop Protest Song

On Thursday, The Dixie Chicks officially dropped “Dixie” from their name. The iconic country trio, which consists of Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire, now simply go by The Chicks. It certainly has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

The band’s name has already been changed on their social media accounts and has also been updated on all their recent music releases.

The Chicks took to their website to offer an official statement on the name change and the reasoning behind it. The words “We want to meet this moment” are written in solidarity on The Chicks’ website, thus signifying this decision was made amid ongoing protests against racial injustice.

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In a press statement, The Chicks added: “A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of [New Zealand] 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!”
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This decision comes at the heels of Lady Antebellum’s sound decision to change their name to simply Lady A. Both country music groups are aiming to make their music feel like a refuge that it also blatantly inclusive to all fans. With that in mind, these name changes make sense.

What’s more? The Chicks dropped a brand new single on Thursday called “March March.” The song will be part of their upcoming and highly anticipated fifth studio album, Gaslighter. “March March” is produced by Jack Antonoff so you already know it’s a banger.

The song is lyrically progressive, addressing Greta Thunberg and other young climate advocates. “March March” also addresses pertinent issues like gun violence, underpaid teachers, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Near the end of the song, as Maguire plays a sensational fiddle solo, the names of African-Americans killed at the hands of police flash forward. The Chicks leave us with one last important message: “Use your voice. Use your vote.”

It’s been 14 long years since The Chicks released 2006’s Taking the long Way. Their new album, Gaslighter, drops on July 17th so mark your calendars.

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