(Liberty Bell) – It has been suspected for some time now that the Dixie Chicks, an unapologetically leftist band, would soon succumb to the anti-Confederate outrage mob.
And succumb they have.
Despite being known as the “Dixie Chicks” for decades (many years of which they’ve been rather obscure), they’re changing their name.
Precisely what they’re changing it to is the funny part.
Ready for it…it’s “The Chicks.”
The band revealed the change with the branding for its new song “March March.” The Chicks have also amended the cover of their comeback album Gaslighter to reflect the new name. In addition, the band’s social media pages and website now refer to the trio as the Chicks.
The outlet reached out to the band and a representative provided the following statement:
A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to “The Chicks” of NZ 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!
Last week, writer Jeremy Helligar penned an op-ed for Variety which cast a harsh light on the band’s name.
The term “Dixie” has long been associated with the South and Southern culture and comes from the Mason-Dixon line, which once separated the Union from the Confederacy.
Helligar pointed out the recent controversy surrounding the band Landy Antebellum’s name change to Lady A, which attracted quite a bit of press attention.
He wrote, “The Dixie Chicks don’t need to change their name to get that kind of publicity, but their silence has been deafening. This is a discussion we need to have, and they should be a part of it.”