Lady Antebellum Changes Name To Honour Enslaved Africans

Published: Thursday 11th Jun 2020 by David

Members of the beloved group Lady Antebellum has shocked by fans revealing that they are to perform under a new name.

Find out why below…

The band was named after the Antebellum era…often romanticised and celebrated in Pop culture.

Alas, for many who lived within it, it was a dark, cold and evil time in American history marred by one of the largest human rights violations of all time…African-American chattel slavery.

Today, the group has revealed that is to change its name to honour those who suffered during that time.

See below…



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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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The band will now go by the name Lady A.



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  1. Doja minaje thee stallion June 11, 2020

    Who became who?

    • AJ June 11, 2020

      Biggest band in county music

      • I+love+big+black+c** June 12, 2020

        Need you know is a timeless masterpiece

  2. I+love+big+black+c** June 11, 2020

    That’s so unnecessary. Lady A??? Lady a-s-s? There’s nothing to sing about lady’s a-s-s-h-o-l-e

  3. Jackx June 11, 2020

    That’s stupid they’ll always be lady antebellum to me

  4. Hmmm… June 11, 2020

    It’s a nice gesture. But I don’t think anybody would’ve held it against them, so it probably wasn’t necessary. I do agree with everybody extracting all of the other many racist relics, icons, symbols, terms, sayings, statues, flags, etc. from American culture though. These are things that shouldn’t be memorialized or honored. Leave them in the history books to be remembered as the were, instruments of hatred and violence. Not standing or sitting proudly at parks and on our government and university buildings.

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