A trio of consecrated singers in American country took from the name a word that refers to the Confederate States, which fought to maintain slavery in the southern USA.

The trio of singers Dixie Chicks, famous in the country of the USA, took the term “dixie” from the name to support the anti-racist protests in the country.

The word refers to the Confederate States in the south of the country, which fought to maintain slavery in the southern USA in the Civil War of the 19th century. Confederate symbols are still used today with racist connotations.

“We wanted to connect with this moment,” the trio said on Thursday (25) on their social networks, all of which have already been changed to the new name The Chicks.

They had already released the song “March march”, in support of the protests against racism that took over the United States after the assassination of George Floyd.

‘Canceled’ by Republicans in 2003

The trio was the symbol of another protest in the US in the past decade, against the invasion of Iraq. In 2003, they said they were “ashamed” that the then president, Republican George W. Bush, was from their same state, Texas.

As a good part of the country music audience coincides with the white and conservative profile of the south of the country, which strongly supported the Bush administration, the rejection of the Dixie Chicks’ speech at the time was enormous. They were the target of protests and boycotts.

But they also ended up being embraced by the urban and liberal public, turned the corner and in 2007 took five Grammys and were the highlight of the award with the album “Taking the long way”.


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