Lady Antebellum is no more.
As far as as their band name.
The group announced that it will drop the word “Antebellum” it has used since 2006, said CNN Entertainment.
They went for the “Lady A” which is a nickname their fans have long used.
In a statement, the group said they came to realize the word Antebellum has an association with slavery.
“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,” the band said.
The change in name came after African-American George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown in Houston, Texas.
Floyd died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled over his neck for almost nine minutes.
The arrest was captured by cellphone camera by bystanders.
Later the video became viral and sparked a nationwide protest to demand justice for Floyd.
Which they also asked for the end to systemic racism.
Among their best hits was the song Need You Now.
What do you think about the new name for this band?
UPDATE: As foreshadowed by commenters of the Lady A announcement, The Dixie Chicks have also changed their name. Click here to read about the new name.