Country music band “The Dixie Chicks” which include the female trio Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire, have officially changed their band name to “The Chicks,” dropping “Dixie,” a nickname pertaining to the Civil War-era South.
The name change, comes amid civil unrest and nationwide protests for racial justice and equality. Although The Chicks haven’t publicly announced the change, the trio changed its social media handles and website to reflect their rebrand. “We want to meet this moment” The Chicks said in a statement on their website.
In addition to the shortened name, the group will be releasing a new album, “Gaslighter” on July 17. The comeback album will be their first album in over 14 years and includes their latest single, “March March” which encourages Americans to use their voice and vote. The band posted the song accompanying the official music video on their Twitter account. The video features footage of recent protest in support of Black Lives Matter, gay rights, women’s rights, and climate change.
— The Chicks (@thechicks) June 25, 2020