A clean slate.
The 2020 iHeartCountry Festival is this evening, however prior to super star imitates Lady A take the virtual phase, E!’s Carissa Culiner overtook the band to discuss their prepare for the program, and more significantly, why they chose to alter their name.
The trio that comprises the band—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood—made the statement that they’d be going from “Lady Antebellum” to “Lady A” in an open letter to fans on June 11.
Though the nation vocalists kept in mind that “Lady A” was a label fans had actually provided “almost from the start,” they likewise excused not formerly thinking about the “associations that weigh down this word referencing the period of history before the Civil War, which includes slavery.”
The bandmates assessed their choice on Friday, Oct. 23’s Daily Pop, with Hillary informing Carissa, “I think we’ve become much more aware of just the world around us and what’s going on.”
At the time, individuals throughout the U.S. were opposing the murder of George Floyd, shining a restored spotlight on bigotry, authorities cruelty and social oppression.