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US country band Dixie Chicks drop the Dixie from their name

US country band Dixie Chicks drop the Dixie from their name

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 26/06/2020
Emily Robison (left) and Natalie Maines of The Chicks

Country band Dixie Chicks have changed their name to The Chicks, to help highlight racial inequality in the US.

"Dixie" was often used as a nickname for the southern states that made up the Confederate States of America during the US Civil War era.


The Texas trio revealed they'd dropped the name, while unveiling a protest song called March March.

They follow in the footsteps of US pop group Lady Antebellum, who changed their name earlier this month.

Antebellum has similar connotations with the slavery-era.

[Source: BBC]

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