American Country Band Drops Dixie From its Name
The Dixie Chicks changed its name last week, over concerns that it is offensive.
"We want to meet this moment" read a statement on the country music group's website.
Now known as The Chicks, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines and Emily Strayer are the best-selling female band in the United States. That information comes the Recording Industry Association of America. They have won the Recording Academy's top award – a Grammy -- 13 times.
Dixie is a traditional name for the southern part of the country, especially the rebel states during the Civil War. They fought to defend slavery and states' rights.
The band said it recognized that the new name was already in use by a band in New Zealand.
"A sincere and heartfelt thank you goes out to ‘The Chicks' of NZ" the newly named Chicks said in a statement. "We are honored to co-exist together in the world with these exceptionally talented sisters," the group added.
Next month, the Chicks are to release Gaslighter, their first new record album in 14 years. They just released a music video of their new song, March March. It includes video and images from the recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations.
The name change follows a decision by another group, Lady Antebellum, to change their name earlier this month. They are now known as Lady A. The word antebellum means existing before a war and is often used to describe things before the Civil War.
The former Dixie Chicks formed in Texas in 1989. They have sold more than 33 million albums. Some radio stations stopped playing their music because of an incident in 2003 when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized then-President George W. Bush for the Iraq War. The band was performing overseas at the time. They answered the criticism with the song Not Ready to Make Nice and had a big win at the 2007 Grammys, winning three of the top awards.
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Her distinctive soul voice won her plaudits galore, including five Grammys.
Some friends of his found the play horribly offensive.
I could not understand how someone with so many awards could be unknown to me.
Riot police broke up a demonstration by students.
5.when lead singer Natalie Maines criticized then-President George W. Bush for the Iraq War. The band was performing overseas at the time.
at the time 那时
I was just in grade school at the time, but I remember it perfectly.
She was taking uppers and downers at the time.
6.They answered the criticism with the song Not Ready to Make Nice and had a big win at the 2007 Grammys, winning three of the top awards.
a big win 大获全胜
We need a big win to boost our confidence.
They've had a big win on the football pools.
该乐队现在的名字是The Chicks，由玛蒂·马圭尔，娜塔丽·麦恩斯和艾米丽·罗宾逊三人组成，是美国最畅销的女子乐队 。该信息来自美国唱片业协会 。她们曾13次获得录音学院的最高奖项格莱美奖 。
“Dixie”是对美国南部地区的传统说法，尤指美国内战时期叛乱的各州 。他们为捍卫奴隶制和各州权利而战 。
该乐队表示，他们发现改后的名字The Chicks与新西兰某乐队重名 。
新更名的The Chicks乐队在一份声明中说：“由衷感谢新西兰的The Chicks乐队 。乐队补充说：“我们很荣幸，可以与这些才华横溢的姐妹们一起活动 。”
下个月，The Chicks乐队将发行唱片Gaslighter，这是她们时隔14年来的首张新唱片 。她们刚刚发行了新歌《三月三月》的MV 。MV中出现了很多近期“黑人命也是命”运动中的视频和照片 。
此前，本月初，乐队组合“战前女神”改名 。现在组合名字叫“Lady A” 。单词“antebellum” 指的是存在于战争前的，通常用来描述美国内战前的事物 。
1989年，Dixie Chicks乐队在德克萨斯州成立 。她们售出的专辑超过3300万张 。因为2003年的一次事件，一些广播电台停止播放她们的音乐，当时主唱娜塔丽·麦恩斯批评时任总统乔治·W·布什发动伊拉克战争 。当时乐队正在海外演出 。她们以《无意示好》来回应外界的批评，并在2007年格莱美颁奖典礼上大获全胜，获得了三个最高奖项 。