The Dixie Chicks Ditch The Dixie

The Dixie Chicks change their band name to ‘The Chicks’ due to racist meaning of ‘Dixie’

Chelsie Overocker

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: July 1st, 2020 7:14 pm pst

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One of the most iconic country bands,The Dixie Chicks, have changed their name and are now referred to as The Chicks. The trio announced on June 25th that they will be dropping the “Dixie” in response to Black Lives Matter. Dixie is a nickname for the confederate states.

They released a new single, “March March” all about the BLM protesting, and the music video shows footage of people marching in Los Angeles. The Chicks also used a powerful quote in the beginning of the video that accompanies their song lyrics.

“If your voice held no power, they wouldn’t try to silence you.”

The band was formed in 1989 with singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer. Since then they have won 13 Grammys including five in 2007 for their album, Taking the Long Way Home, which also received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. 

We stand behind these ladies and their call to change their name, so we felt it only necessary to highlight our top three favorite songs that The Chicks have released throughout their career – 

Number One: Who can forget one of their first hit singles, “Wide Open Spaces,” that was released in 1989 and gained them commercial success. This song was definitely on the top of our playlist and made us believe that it’s never too late to follow your dreams. 


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Number Two: From their Grammy Award winning album, Take the Long Way, our next song that we all love, “Not Ready To Make Nice,” was our go to hit when we were trying to get over a bad break-up. When we’re not ready to forgive someone from causing us heartache, these lyrics at times became our new best friend. 


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Number Three: Their new single, “Gaslighter,” is an upbeat song that we can all use when we’re tired of having people walk all over us. Similar to,“Not Ready To Make Nice,” this song amplifies that we deserve better than people trying to manipulate us. This new single really gets us ready for The Chicks new album, which will be released on July 17th, 2020. 

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We respect Natalie, Martie and Emily for changing their band name that they had for over 30 years to support BLM and creating new songs that support our black communities. We can’t wait for the full album to be released.  

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