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.”
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.