Lady Antebellum make a change of name, calls Antebellum ‘slavery word’

During the cause of protests across the United States of America(USA), Lady Antebellum has officially changed their name after discovering the meaning of ‘Antebellum’ as a slavery word.

They finally find out the word’s Antebellum, which associated with slavery and despited to called it’s Springdale or something.

According to the group, said; “We named our band after the southern ‘antebellum’ style home where we took our first photos. 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 band said.

“But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before the civil war, which includes slavery.”

In the United States, the term antebellum, which comes from the Latin for “before the war,” is generally used to refer to the antebellum South, pre-Civil War, and can be seen as a way of romanticizing plantation life while overlooking centuries of black slavery, according to critics.

The band which includes the musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood, said it took the name when it formed in 2006, as a reference to the “‘antebellum’ style home where we took our first photos.”

“We were going to call ourselves something like Springdale, or something, but names are so hard to come up with,” Kelley said in an interview last year.

“I was like, ‘Man that’s a beautiful Antebellum house, and that’s cool, maybe there’s a haunted ghost or something in there like Lady Antebellum.’ We all thought it sounded cool, like southern rock, and there was a southern rock kind of song we had written, and the Beatles were taken.”

Source: CNN/NYT

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