June 11th, 2020


Meet Lady A. Do they look familiar? Well, they should. They are one of Country Music’s most successful bands, but they have a name change. Formerly known as Lady Antebellum, the trio has decided to now go by Lady A. The country music superstars say they’ve had their eyes opened to the “injustices, inequality and biases” black people have faced, and they’re responding by changing their name. The band says they originally chose the name after taking their first group photos at an Antebellum-style home, and because the name reminded them of Southern-style music. Made sense, but in 2020, the trio had second thoughts. They say the choice of name demonstrates a major blind spot, and they’re “regretful and embarrassed” they didn’t take it into account. Just in case you didn’t know, “antebellum” means occurring before the war, but is commonly linked to the period of history before the Civil War which includes slavery. The trio added that the name Lady A has been their nickname with fans for a long time, so it was the obvious choice when they decided to drop “Antebellum.” Lady Antebellum or Lady A, the trio’s current single “Champagne Night” is doing quite well on the charts. The beat goes on.


  1. Butter Hayes says:

    I’m a little taken back by this. One of my favorite bands of all time is Confederate Railroad who is actually scheduled to be in Memphis at the Delta Fair in September. Of course with this virus running around, probably not going to happen. Does this mean they will change their name to what? C Rail? The Railroad? Will Keith Urban change his last name because I heard the Grammys were dropping the name Urban from their list of categories. Will he just be Keith? I support what is going on , but changing a name is not going to change things. It is bigger than that.

    Butter Hayes
    Memphis, TN

  2. D.J. Ward says:

    I never thought the word “antebellum” was racial because it is a word that means existing before a war. But if they feel better doing a name change, that’s fine. But what else are they going to do? Action speaks louder than. words. By the way, I do like their music.

    D.J. Ward
    Stillwater, OK

  3. Lola Lee Little says:

    So Lady Antebellum is now Lady A. Always wondered why they used that name because the trio is 2 guys and 1 girl.

    Lola Lee Little
    Tupelo, MS

  4. DeLisa Lambert says:

    “Champagne Night” is one of my favorite songs right now, so I don’t really care who sings it or what name they use.

    DeLisa Lambert
    Oklahoma City, OK

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