The american girl-band 'The Dixie Chicks', which together have won 13 Grammy Awards, has changed its name after 30 years in the industry.
In 1989, the the legendary country band in Dallas in the state of Texas. And the three girls have since sold a combined 33 million albums.
the name change comes supposedly because the band on the social media through the last time in connection with the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, have received a lot of criticism because of their name.
the Word 'Dixie' provides namely, according to many americans some inappropriate associations to the southern states in the UNITED states, which, in particular, were held as slaves on the plantations in the area.
And in the new name, the three female band members Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Robison simply just removed the word 'Dixie'. So from today of called the band just 'The Chicks'.
It writes several media outlets including the New York Times and Variety
The Dixie Chicks is here photographed during a recent concert. Photo: .
the Change was early in the morning marked with a name change on their social media, among other things, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
On their official site they wrote before the name change: 'We want to meet this moment'. A phrase that in many people's opinion pointed to a future name change. And they were right.
In an official statement from their press manager, explains The Chicks today also the following:
'A heartfelt thank you to band The Chicks from New Zealand, for their kind gesture, which has given us permission to use the same name. We are proud to exist in this world side by side with these talented sisters. Chicks Rock!'
Here appear The Dixie Chicks naked on the cover of Entertainment. Photo: PR Photo.