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chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 25, 2020 12:47PM
......will remove 'Dixie' which has confederate connotations....


The Dixie Chicks have apparently dropped the 'Dixie' from their name

.....Following Lady Antebellum’s name change to Lady A due to “associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery,” another famous country trio has apparently shortened its name for similar reasons. From now on, after more than 30 years, the Dixie Chicks will simply be known as the Chicks.

This development follows an op-ed in Variety, titled “After Lady Antebellum, Is It Time for the Dixie Chicks to Rethink Their Name?,” arguing that the word Dixie, a nickname for the Civil War-era South, was problematic. (“Regardless of its origin, for many Black people, it conjures a time and a place of bondage,” explained the piece’s guest columnist, Jeremy Helligar.) The Chicks’ switch precedes the release of the band’s much-anticipated eighth studio album, Gaslighter, and coincides with the release of a politically charged track from that record, “March March.”

Unlike Lady A, who posted a four-page open letter on their Instagram page explaining their reasons for dropping the “Antebellum,” the band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks has been subtler, merely stealthily changing the name on all of its social media handles with no formal announcement. There is nothing subtle about “March March,” however. The song’s video, which features footage of protests for women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and Black Lives Matter, is accompanied by a brief and clear statement on the band’s revamped website: “We want to meet this moment.” ......



will now be Chicks.....without........D******.......?!



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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: hal
Date: June 25, 2020 01:01PM
They played a lunchtime gig at the music distributor that I worked for JUST before they went national. The boss introduced them saying that they sold out the 10000 self produced CD they had made at their gigs and no one had ever heard of that. They mingled after the set and singed CDs and such.

These chicks were cool, hard-working gals back then. Never a fan of their music, but I've always wished them well.
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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 25, 2020 07:45PM
Aren't they still banned from some country music radio stations?

Personally I like the, "Not Ready To Make Nice" song.

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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: tronnei
Date: June 25, 2020 08:38PM
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Grateful11

Personally I like the, "Not Ready To Make Nice" song.

Written by The Chicks and my high school classmate Dan Wilson (Semisonic)
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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 25, 2020 09:24PM
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tronnei
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Grateful11

Personally I like the, "Not Ready To Make Nice" song.

Written by The Chicks and my high school classmate Dan Wilson (Semisonic)

Cool!



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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 26, 2020 11:57PM
My bluegrass band used to play shows with the two sisters when they were in a band called "Blue Night Express."
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Re: chicks with D****?!......Dixie Chicks make change.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 27, 2020 08:23AM
I was listening to some snarkmeister who said that “The Chicks” was sexist, so that we could expect that they would eventually drop that and the band would just be called “The”.
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