Blues singer Lady A criticises Lady Antebellum for name change and says 'I'm not about to stop using my name'

6/12/2020 11:42:00 PM

‘This is my life. Lady A is my brand,’ says Seattle singer

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Blues singer Lady A criticises Lady Antebellum for name change and says 'I'm not about to stop using my name'

‘This is my life. Lady A is my brand,’ says Seattle singer

Lady Antebellum change band name over slavery connotations “This is too much right now.Lady Antebellum, the trio who have topped the US country album charts five times, are to change their name to Lady A due to the slavery connotations held by the word “antebellum”.Lady Antebellum have changed their name in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.Lady A performing on The Voice (Image: Getty) 70s music quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on the 70s "We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued.

They’re using the name because of a Black Lives Matter incident that, for them, is just a moment in time. If it mattered, it would have mattered to them before. They added that they were “making the necessary changes to practice antiracism” and donating to Equal Justice Initiative. It shouldn’t have taken George Floyd to die for them to realise that their name had a slave reference to it. Singers Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott - who formed the band in 2006 - took to social media to reveal their new name.” A rep for the band told Rolling Stone that they had not been aware of the other Lady A, and that they had plans to get in touch with her. 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 Independent has contacted the group’s team for further comment." Bjork's label has changed its name (Image: Getty) Britpop quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on Britpop Lady A added:"We can make no excuse for our lateness to this realization.

The blues singer told the publication that she intends to consult a lawyer. They have won five Grammy awards from 10 nominations. "As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge … inclusive of all" the statement began. “I don’t know if [the band] are going to give me a cease-and-desist,” she said. “I don’t know how they’d react. The label’s original name is the title of a song that describes the death of “10 little Indian boys”, referring to indigenous Americans. But I’m not about to stop using my name. It also reminded them of Southern styles of music. For them to not even reach out is pure privilege. The label’s logo will also change. He wrote in a statement:" Following the receipt of an eye-opening letter from a Crass fan that detailed precisely why the logo and label name are offensive, as well as the violent history of the terminology, I felt equally appalled and grateful to them for making me understand what must be changed.

I’m not going to lay down and let this happen to me.” Lady Antebellum's name change is reflected on YouTube and Spotify, where the band – best known for the 2009 hit"Need You Now" is now identified as Lady A. Birkett made the change following a letter from someone who detailed the offensive connotations of the name: “I felt equally appalled and grateful to them,” he said." Lady A finished their statement with an apology to any fans who have ever been offended by their choice of name. White's music can also be found on Spotify under the name Lady A. Her most recent album, Doin' Fine , came out in 2018. She plans to release another album, Lady A: Live in New Orleans, in July. Hundreds of Twitter comments thanked Lady A for their apology and change of heart. Why can't we just be in pop?" Related articles.

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In other earthshattering news.... So let me get this straight. White country group makes millions with Civil War nostalgia, then decides to get on the BLM train by... appropriating the name of a black blues singer? Irony is dead. Who cares I stand with the REAL Lady A! RealLadyA

Country group Lady Antebellum change name to Lady A due to slavery connotationsBjörk label One Little Indian also changes name to One Little Independent to avoid links with minstrel song therealcpeace I’m thinking of changing my Surname by deed poll to Colston

Lady Antebellum apologise as they change name amid Black Lives Matter movementThe country-pop trio have admitted that they are 'embarrassed' and 'regretful' about the name they chose for their band because of it's slavery reference

Antebellum meaning: What does Antebellum mean? Why Lady A changed its nameANTEBELLUM is a word which as been used in the name of popular country group Lady A - but what does it mean and why has the band changed its name? I don't know the meaning of that word but the testimony of Jesus is true. Lord Antebellum wasn't a slave trader was he?

Antebellum meaning: What does Antebellum mean? Why Lady A changed its nameANTEBELLUM is a word which as been used in the name of popular country group Lady A - but what does it mean and why has the band changed its name? I don't know the meaning of that word but the testimony of Jesus is true. Lord Antebellum wasn't a slave trader was he?

Country group Lady Antebellum change name to Lady A due to slavery connotationsBjörk label One Little Indian also changes name to One Little Independent to avoid links with minstrel song therealcpeace I’m thinking of changing my Surname by deed poll to Colston

Lady Antebellum apologise as they change name amid Black Lives Matter movementThe country-pop trio have admitted that they are 'embarrassed' and 'regretful' about the name they chose for their band because of it's slavery reference

Lady Antebellum change band name over slavery connotations “This is too much right now.Lady Antebellum, the trio who have topped the US country album charts five times, are to change their name to Lady A due to the slavery connotations held by the word “antebellum”.Lady Antebellum have changed their name in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.Lady A performing on The Voice (Image: Getty) 70s music quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on the 70s "We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued.

They’re using the name because of a Black Lives Matter incident that, for them, is just a moment in time. If it mattered, it would have mattered to them before. They added that they were “making the necessary changes to practice antiracism” and donating to Equal Justice Initiative. It shouldn’t have taken George Floyd to die for them to realise that their name had a slave reference to it. Singers Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott - who formed the band in 2006 - took to social media to reveal their new name.” A rep for the band told Rolling Stone that they had not been aware of the other Lady A, and that they had plans to get in touch with her. 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 Independent has contacted the group’s team for further comment." Bjork's label has changed its name (Image: Getty) Britpop quiz questions and answers: Test your knowledge on Britpop Lady A added:"We can make no excuse for our lateness to this realization.

The blues singer told the publication that she intends to consult a lawyer. They have won five Grammy awards from 10 nominations. "As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge … inclusive of all" the statement began. “I don’t know if [the band] are going to give me a cease-and-desist,” she said. “I don’t know how they’d react. The label’s original name is the title of a song that describes the death of “10 little Indian boys”, referring to indigenous Americans. But I’m not about to stop using my name. It also reminded them of Southern styles of music. For them to not even reach out is pure privilege. The label’s logo will also change. He wrote in a statement:" Following the receipt of an eye-opening letter from a Crass fan that detailed precisely why the logo and label name are offensive, as well as the violent history of the terminology, I felt equally appalled and grateful to them for making me understand what must be changed.

I’m not going to lay down and let this happen to me.” Lady Antebellum's name change is reflected on YouTube and Spotify, where the band – best known for the 2009 hit"Need You Now" is now identified as Lady A. Birkett made the change following a letter from someone who detailed the offensive connotations of the name: “I felt equally appalled and grateful to them,” he said." Lady A finished their statement with an apology to any fans who have ever been offended by their choice of name. White's music can also be found on Spotify under the name Lady A. Her most recent album, Doin' Fine , came out in 2018. She plans to release another album, Lady A: Live in New Orleans, in July. Hundreds of Twitter comments thanked Lady A for their apology and change of heart. Why can't we just be in pop?" Related articles.

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