Country trio The Dixie Chicks are now just 'The Chicks'. The iconic trio released a new song titled "March March" and removed "Dixie" in response to ongoing protests for racial justice in the United States.
"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!"
The decision to rename followed the country's ongoing protests regarding racism in the U.S. The use of "Dixie" creates an association with the Confederate States, which has come under renewed scrutiny recently. This decision trails Lady Antebellum's move to change their name to Lady A.
In addition to the name change announcement, The Chicks released a new single called "March March". The single will appear on their upcoming fifth studio album Gaslighter. This protest single address ongoing issues within our country, along with a music video featuring footage from Black Lives Matter protests.
The long awaited new album Gaslighter drops July 17th.
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