The Dixie Chicks have changed their name. The trio is now going forward as The Chicks.
The subtle name change took place Thursday as the band released a new video for their song “March March” featuring the new name. Their social media accounts have been updated to reflect the change as their handle is now @thechicks.
“We want to meet this moment,” a statement on their website read.
The group moved forth with the change amidst the ongoing nationwide protests spotlighting racial inequality. The band faced pressure to change their name over the use of the word Dixie, a word long associated with the South and Southern culture.
“As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge… inclusive of all,” they shared in a statement at the time. “We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed.”
Groups disassociating themselves with references to the Confederacy haven't been contained to musical acts as a group of Democrat senators introduced a bill this week that would require the Pentagon to remove all references honoring the Confederacy within a year.
The bill includes names of bases, installations, streets, buildings, facilities, aircraft, ships, planes, weapons, equipment "or any other property owned or controlled by" the Pentagon to be renamed. It would also prevent the Pentagon from displaying any name, symbol, or monument honoring the Confederacy in the future.