Lady Antebellum, one of the most popular trios in country music, has made the announcement to change their name.

They are saying it is because of the situation in the country and the name Antebellum is insensitive.

In a post on Facebook they said

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.
Lady Antebellum is no more, Lady A, is here.
They received both praise and anger from fans after the announcement with many people saying they will no longer listen to their music.
You can see the full announcement below.

 

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