A recent op-ed suggested the Dixie Chicks should change their name considering some think the word “Dixie” has racist undertones. Well, they apparently were listening because they did just that.
The trio, Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire, announced that from now on they will officially be known as The Chicks, simply stating on their website, “We want to meet this moment.”
And unlike Lady A, who found that there was another artist using that name, The Chicks covered all their bases, with their rep later adding, “A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of NZ for their gracious gesture in allowing us to share their name,” adding, “We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters. Chicks Rock! — Emily, Natalie and Martie”