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The new name of Lady Antebellum and that is Lady A, it makes the group feel more Awakened

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On Thursday as per the post on social media from the group winning Grammy Award it was posted that country trio Lady Antebellum from its name had dropped “Antebellum.”

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Dear Fans,⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge…inclusive of all. 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.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ After much personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest Black friends and colleagues, we have decided to drop the word “antebellum” from our name and move forward as Lady A, the nickname our fans gave us almost from the start.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern “antebellum” style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us…Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are 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. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ We feel like we have been Awakened, but this is just one step. There are countless more that need to be taken. We want to do better. We are committed to examining our individual and collective impact and making the necessary changes to practice antiracism. We will continue to educate ourselves, have hard conversations and search the parts of our hearts that need pruning—to grow into better humans, better neighbors. Our next outward step will be a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative through LadyAID. Our prayer is that if we lead by example…with humility, love, empathy and action…we can be better allies to those suffering from spoken and unspoken injustices, while influencing our children & generations to come.

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Behind the hits “Bartender” as well as “Need You Now”, the trio had now been identified as “Lady A” which is used for describing the existing formerly then American Civil war.

As per the statement, made on social media, the members of band Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott had said that when they had formed Lady A 14 years back. This group does not have any idea of pre-Civil war as well as ties with slavery, so this had weighed down to keep this word associated.

As per the statement, they are sorry if anyone had got hurt or have felt unsafe, unvalued, or unseen. They do not want to hurt anyone but unintentionally they did and now they are making a change in it. Further, they said that after so much time there is no excuse that why they still had not changed it. So, the band is acknowledging that they are late and they are writing for addressing the issue of systemic racism, it is just one step away.

In 2012 Lady A has launched a nonprofit organization by name of LADYAID and through that, they had donated the Equal Justice Initiative. In a statement, they said that we are examining the impact individually as well as collectively for practicing anti-racism.

When nationwide they are getting the call for racial equality then they decided to drop the name “Antebellum.” After the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a black man who is just 46 years old, there were demonstrations everywhere from late May due to racial inequality. He died due to a white police officer, Derek Chauvin had pressed his neck with a knee for more than 8 minutes.

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