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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:21 PM

Country group Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A

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Source: AP

Country group Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A
2 hours ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum is changing its name to Lady A, with members saying they are regretful and embarrassed for not taking into consideration the word’s associations with slavery.

The band, made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, made the announcement Thursday on their social media.

The group’s first self-titled album came out in 2008, and included the Grammy-winning No. 1 country hit “I Run To You,” then it achieved crossover success on the pop charts with the nine-times platinum “Need You Now.” They won three Grammys for that song, including Record of the Year. They have also won numerous Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards during their nearly 14 year career.

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Reply Country group Lady Antebellum changes name to Lady A (Original post)
Tactical Peek Jun 2020 OP
mikeargo Jun 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 2020 #2
Jamastiene Jun 2020 #3
Blues Heron Jun 2020 #4
Frances Jun 2020 #9
eShirl Jun 2020 #5
LuvNewcastle Jun 2020 #6
Collimator Jun 2020 #21
Marcuse Jun 2020 #7
hlthe2b Jun 2020 #8
yellowcanine Jun 2020 #10
alp227 Jun 2020 #11
ForgoTheConsequence Jun 2020 #12
Tech Jun 2020 #13
Jose Garcia Jun 2020 #14
LudwigPastorius Jun 2020 #15
Crowman2009 Jun 2020 #16
Paladin Jun 2020 #17
Ford_Prefect Jun 2020 #19
Javaman Jun 2020 #18
Raine Jun 2020 #20
Baclava Jun 2020 #22
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Omaha Steve Jun 2020 #24

Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:26 PM

1. Wasn't it kinda obvious?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:27 PM

2. Lady A-hole would work too.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:29 PM

3. But the A will still stand for Antebellum, right?

I guess they are trying, but still....why not just completely change it instead of that?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:29 PM

4. what did they think it meant?

dumb and dumber. I mean "D" and Der"

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Response to Blues Heron (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:45 PM

9. Just pretend the A stands for Antifa

I grew up in the South and white people were taught that antebellum was a good word.
So I’m glad they are moving forward to some extent.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:35 PM

5. They just now found out.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:35 PM

6. I always thought that was an odd name for a band,

especially one with two guys in it. The word "antebellum" means " pre-war, " of course, and I always associate it with ladies in hoop skirts walking around sniffing magnolias. Life was not that romantic back then for about 95% of southerners, though. Most people worked their assets off just to be able to eat, even those who weren't slaves. Antebellum times are nothing to long for.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 08:36 PM

21. The hooped skirts comes to my mind at first.

And that fairly pretty image is probably why the group originally chose the word paired with the term, "Lady".

But I always knew what the word meant, and I did wonder about the appropriateness of the band name in this day and age.

In other ways, the word isn't good or bad in itself. One can write about "the work of abolitionists in the Antebellum period", or one can talk about "the gracious Antebellum mansions". The feeling a person brings to those phrases can certainly vary.

I think for some people the "bellum" part of the word is misleading, because "bell" sounds pretty even though the actual word is a cousin of the term, "bellicose".

Saw this online and it describes what I am saying. (And better than I am doing.)

www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/bellicose
Bellicose means eager for war. Bellicose is from Latin bellum "war." A near synonym is belligerent, from the same Latin noun. You may wonder if they're connected to the Latin bellus "pretty, handsome," which gives us the names Bella or Isabella, as well as belle "a beautiful woman." They're not.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:36 PM

7. "Ladies and gentlemen of the Antebellum South"

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:42 PM

8. "those who fail to learn (their) history" are destined to ...

become total a'holes--intentionally or not...

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:07 PM

10. I don't know, kind of like Washington R for the football team.

Everyone would still know what the R stood for. Sign me up as unimpressed. Why not Lady Justice?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:12 PM

11. At least they didn't use Lady G

(snicker)

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:21 PM

12. And Kentucky Fried Chicken changing their name to KFC made the food healthier.

Fucking hell.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:27 PM

13. I read that they got the name from when they were taking photos of antebellum

PLANTATIONS. Did that not clue them in to the connotation of the word? To be honest, I had never heard of them. But 3 white people naming their group after the era of slave owning plantations is not a group I would ever follow. No one mentioned it might be a bad name in the past 14 years? Nope, not buying it.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:30 PM

14. Are the Dixie Chicks and Confederate Railroad next?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 03:35 PM

15. Let's make a deal.


You can keep your name, just stop making shitty music, mmkay?

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:09 PM

16. Or change it to a Fonz tribute by calling themselves Lady Eehhh!

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 04:46 PM

17. The country-western establishment will be shitting blue flames over this.

Therefore, it meets with my approval.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:43 PM

19. Certainly Sinclair Broadcasting group will be.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 05:01 PM

18. didn't consider the words association...

I never heard of them before this, but I certainly will not listen to their music now.

such abject stupidity and inconsideration is just fucking disgusting.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:41 PM

20. I always thought that was a stupid and insensitve name to have chosen. nt 👎

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 08:40 PM

22. Nobody knew how to spell that word anyway, lol

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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 08:51 PM

23. This is probably a smart move

It would be even better if they start covering the Peter, Paul and Mary hits.

Just sayin'


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Response to Tactical Peek (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 08:58 PM

24. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

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