The Dixie Chicks Are Now The Chicks

It’s official – the Dixie Chicks are now The Chicks. The Grammy-winning trio revealed its name change on Thursday (June…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 25, 2020


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It’s official – the Dixie Chicks are now The Chicks.

The Grammy-winning trio revealed its name change on Thursday (June 25) and also dropped a brand new song from the band’s forthcoming album, Gaslighter, which will be released on July 17.

The Chicks did not release a statement addressing the name change, however, all of the group’s social media accounts have been rebranded to reflect the change.

The move comes after Lady Antebellum revealed they would be moving forward under the name Lady A due to the term antebellum and its relation to the time period before the Civil War. After Lady A’s announcement, many fans were left wondering if the Dixie Chicks would follow suit due to the term dixie.

According to, the word dixie is defined as “the southern states of the United States, especially those that were formerly part of the Confederacy” and is also referred to as “Dixieland or “Dixie Land.”

The trio’s official website has also been updated to reflect the change and can now be found at

“We want to meet this moment,” a message on the site reads, signed by members Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer.

The news came with a brand new song, “March March,” which was co-written by the trio alongside Dan Wilson, Jack Antonoff, Ross Golan and Ian Kirkpatrick. The track finds the band singing about difficult topics, like gun violence in schools and touches on abortion laws.

A video released to accompany the song features various protests over time and depicts people fighting for the rights of blacks, women and the LGBTQ community. The video also pays tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.