Girl A Displays on Determination to Drop “Antebellum” From Band Identify

A recent begin.

The 2020 iHeartCountry Pageant is tonight, however earlier than famous person acts like Girl A take the digital stage, E!’s Carissa Culiner caught up with the band to debate their plans for the present, and extra importantly, why they determined to alter their title.

The trio that makes up the band—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood—made the announcement that they’d be going from “Girl Antebellum” to “Girl A” in an open letter to followers on June 11.

Although the nation singers famous that “Girl A” was a nickname followers had given them “virtually from the beginning,” in addition they apologized for not beforehand contemplating the “associations that crush this phrase referencing the interval of historical past earlier than the Civil Conflict, which incorporates slavery.”

The bandmates mirrored on their determination on Friday, Oct. 23’s Day by day Pop, with Hillary telling Carissa, “I feel we have change into far more conscious of simply the world round us and what is going on on.”

On the time, folks throughout the U.S. have been protesting the homicide of George Floyd, shining a renewed highlight on racism, police brutality and social injustice.

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