Hot on the heels of Lady Antebellum changing their name to Lady A, country girl group The Dixie Chicks have decided its time to ditch the Dixie… and just go with the simpler “The Chicks.”
According to NPR, the switch was made not with any kind of official announcement or explanation, but simply with the release of a new song, “March March.”
Its lyrics and video reference current and past public protests involving racial justice, police brutality, gun violence, climate change, and LGBTQ rights. The video compares current themes to historical fights in the U.S. for the women’s right to vote and the struggles for Black and LGBTQ civil rights.
Watch the new video below.
In tangentially related news: The southern grocery chain Winn Dixie announced today that THEY, TOO, plan on changing their name due to its problematic ties to the old south and its way of thinking. No alternative has been floated, but maybe Winn-Winn has a nice ring?
The times, the are a-changing!