June 12, 2020
Country trio, Lady Antebellum, announced on Thursday that they have officially changed their name to “Lady A” citing the reason as the original name’s association to slavery.
14 years ago, the band’s name was chosen to represent the southern “Antebellum” style home where they took their first band photos. “It reminded us all of the music born in the south that influenced us,” Lady A said in their Instagram announcement.
Lady A also announced that they are planning on making a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative through their LadyAID program.
Their full statement can be read here.