A founding member of the nation band The Chicks, previously referred to as The Dixie Chicks, has died on the age of 65.
“We’re shocked and saddened to study of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks,” a Saturday publish by the band on Instagram learn. “We maintain a particular place in our hearts for the time we spent enjoying music, laughing and touring collectively. Laura was a shiny mild…her infectious vitality and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band.”
Lynch was concerned in a head-on automotive crash Friday whereas going eastbound on U.S. 62, in line with the Texas Division of Public Security. A justice of the peace pronounced the musician lifeless on the scene.
“Laura had a present for design, a love of all issues Texas and was instrumental within the early success of the band. Her plain abilities helped propel us past busking on road corners to levels all throughout Texas and the mid-West,” The Chicks’ publish mentioned.
“Our ideas are together with her household and family members at this unhappy time,” the publish continued.
The Chicks eliminated the “Dixie” portion of their identify again in 2020. The phrase “Dixie” is steadily used as a nickname for the Southern U.S., “particularly those who belonged to the Accomplice States of America,” per the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The group has been recognized to get political prior to now. Within the early 2000s, the band confronted backlash when lead singer Natalie Maines spoke out towards the Iraq Battle and President Bush.
“Simply so you understand, we’re on the great aspect with y’all. We don’t need this conflict, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the president of america is from Texas,” Maines mentioned at a live performance in London on the time.
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