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'Dixie' Chicks no more: As Confederacy loses its luster, bands and brands rush to abandon its symbols

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'Dixie' Chicks no more: As Confederacy loses its luster, bands and brands rush to abandon its symbols

On Thursday, the Grammy Award-winning country trio the Dixie Chicks announced they had dropped the word “Dixie” from their name.

“We want to meet this moment,” the group, now known just as the Chicks, said in a message posted to its website that accompanied the release of a new song and video praising young protesters.

“Dixie” is the nickname for states south of the Mason-Dixon Line that seceded from the Union in 1861 over slavery.

The move by the band, which follows weeks of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, is the latest instance of a nationwide move to abandon symbols of the Confederacy, African slavery and Jim Crow.

Another popular country band, Lady Antebellum, shortened its name earlier this month, changing “Antebellum,” which refers to the era before the Civil War, to simply “A.”

In a statement to fans explaining the name change, the band said it was “regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery.”

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More democrats are in trouble, this band was against president Bush for years, and now they have to change their name.

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19 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

'Dixie' Chicks no more: As Confederacy loses its luster, bands and brands rush to abandon its symbols

“Dixie” is the nickname for states south of the Mason-Dixon Line that seceded from the Union in 1861 over slavery.

 

Dixie originally referred to the states south of the Mason-Dixon line, boundary between PA and MD.  MD was a slave state, as were other states that did not join the Confederacy. There are also references to the "Dix", $10 note from Bank of New Orleans prior to Civil War.  So, Dixie refers to more states than just those that seceded. https://www.history.com/news/why-is-the-south-known-as-dixie

However, in more modern times it has indeed referred primarily to states that were part of the Confederacy, but there is no definitive boundary.

The Dixie Highway runs from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to Miami, Florida.  Although parts of it have been superseded by newer highways.  Movements in FL to change parts going through some counties and cities.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixie_Highway#:~:text=The eastern portion from Jacksonville," or "Dixie Avenue".

As for Dixie Chicks, I thought they had disbanded years ago.  But I don't keep up with current bands and musicians.

Where will all this name changing end???????

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I love this group. These ladies really know how to sing/play country music.

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38 minutes ago, TheCid said:

 

As for Dixie Chicks, I thought they had disbanded years ago.  But I don't keep up with current bands and musicians.

Where will all this name changing end???????

I am drawing a red line at "Dixie Cups."

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1 hour ago, TheCid said:

 

Where will all this name changing end???????

It won't, this is the result of unchecked political correctness gone overboard.

Their band name was never taken that literally, and changing it is silly.  

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28 minutes ago, hamradio said:

It won't, this is the result of unchecked political correctness gone overboard.

Their band name was never taken that literally, and changing it is silly.  

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You still don't get it.    This was all about marketing.    In fact some folks here didn't know the 'Chicks' were still a band.

Clearly this PR stunt (not PC one!),   increased their profile.      Again,  just branding and marketing in a capitalize society. 

NOTE:  changing the names of the streets,,,  now that is a different matter.      Why do you white folks keep lumping them together?

 

 

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