Dixie Chicks Change Their Name Amid Ongoing Protests for Racial Justice
Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire want to thank the New Zealand band “The Chicks” for letting them share the name. In a press statement, they wrote, “A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks’ of [New Zealand] for their gracious gesture in allowing us to share their name. We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters. Chicks Rock!”
“The Chicks” have already updated their website URL and their Instagram handle to accurately reflect the new band name. They have also released their first new song and music video in 14 years.
The new single is titled “March March.” It is a protest song with an electronic beat, a fiddle solo and lyrics that address everything from underpaid teachers to gun violence and protests.
The music video edits together footage from protests, and at the end of the video, in text over the video footage, one name after another is flashed on the screen. These are the names of black Americans who were killed by police officers.
At the very end of the video, The Chicks have written “use your VOICE, use your VOTE.” They are certainly using their voice in this video. Watch it below.
Fans are loving the new song and how The Chicks are using their voices to say what they believe.
“I love that these women speak what they know to be right no matter the consequence. You’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything and I am a fan until the end.”
“This song and visuals really hit home..love and peace to everyone. Stay safe, stay strong.🙏🇺🇸”
What do you think about The Chicks new name?