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The Dixie Chicks Have Dropped The ‘Dixie’

Due to the Black Lives Matter movement, there have been calls for a lot of things to change like brand names (for example Coon Cheese) and the removal of Confederate symbols and nostalgia (over in the US). Now let's turn our attention to country music trio, the Dixie Chicks.

Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer and Martie Maguire formed in 1989 Dallas, Texas, so everybody has known them as the Dixie Chicks for a long time.

Remember when they upset many people spoke out against President George W. Bush over his decision to lead the US into war with Iraq in 2003,  Natalie told a London audience that they did not endorse the war and were "ashamed" of US President George W. Bush being from Texas.

This statement lead to boycotts, backlash from fans,  networks blacklisted them for a time. which then prompted them to write this song:

Well the Dixie Chicks name is no more, from now on they will be known as The Chicks.

Apparently the word dixie” is a nostalgic nickname for the Civil War-era South.

The Chicks announced the change recently with a new music video, titled March March:

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