The Dixie Chicks Drop ‘Dixie’ from Their Name, Are Now Just ‘The Chicks’ (“We Want To Meet This Moment”)

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The Dixie Chicks have dropped ‘Dixie’ from their name, and will henceforth be known as The Chicks.

The country/pop group’s social media pages and website were updated to reflect the change on Thursday, with the Chicks’ site featuring the phrase “We Want to Meet This Moment,” alongside the signatures of Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire.

The Chicks also premiered a new song under that name, “March March”:

Band representatives shared a statement from the group to Pitchfork:

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!

It’s reasonable to assume this decision came about due to the origin of ‘Dixie,’ and how the term is generally used to refer to the Southern states that comprised the Confederacy. Earlier this month, a column from Variety broke down the term ‘Dixie’ and urged the band to change its name.

This comes after fellow mega-successful country group Lady Antebellum changed its name to Lady A for the same reasons, despite immediately running into a conflict with a Seattle-based blues singer of the same name (though the two are on good terms now, and plan to share the Lady A moniker).

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