Lady Antebellum’s New Name, Lady A, Is Already Taken by a Black Blues Singer

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Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, playing in 2012. Photo Credit: zqvol

Yesterday, Digital Music News was first to report that Grammy-winning country band Lady Antebellum had changed its name to Lady A. However, it appears that the group failed to research the history of the title, which blues singer Anita White has been using for over two decades.

The original Lady A – a 61-year-old African American woman who works and lives in Seattle, Washington – said she learned of the Lady Antebellum name swap not while browsing the internet, but through frantic phone calls and text messages from friends and associates.

After confirming the switch for herself, Lady A voiced her disproval with the band’s failure to reach out before making the change, while also questioning the motive and timing of the shift. Lady Antebellum formed back in 2006.

More pressingly, White indicated that she doesn’t intend to part with the title and, on the contrary, plans to release another album on her 62nd birthday, which will arrive on July 18th.

At the time of this writing, the newer Lady A hadn’t yet taken to social media to address Anita White’s concerns. But reports are emerging that the three-piece Nashville, Tennessee, group is in the process of contacting White, and with any luck, both parties will come to an amicable agreement and understanding sooner rather than later.

For those who stand to benefit from a quick refresher on the precise meaning of antebellum – a number of social media users appear to be unfamiliar with the term’s nuances – Digital Music News took an in-depth look at its definition earlier today.

Yesterday, both YouTube and Apple announced that they will establish $100 million funds to support minority communities and, specifically, African Americans. And on Wednesday, an array of black music execs operating out of the UK issued a firmly worded list of demands to their industry associates.

13 Responses

  1. Tim

    Oops! An ounce of prevention…shoulda done a quick Google search on this.

  2. restless94110

    This development serves this groveling country group well. They deserve it. Lady Whatever: now you done spit on your brand. What fools you are.

    • Kevin

      My douche-ray is working overtime with every single comment you make. Always venomous bile that doesn’t contribute anything. It’s a reflection on how you were raised.

  3. Geronimo

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Pandering and virtue-signaling liberals take a shot to the knockers.

    All lives matter.

    • Thomas

      Pussy anonymously posting from his mom’s basement. Come out in the real world and get what’s coming to you.

  4. Trayvon

    Blacks commit over 50% of homicides in the US while only being 13% of the population. 93% of black homicide victims are killed by other blacks.

    Black lives do not really matter to blacks. But, pathetic and spineless white people are scared to speak the truth.

  5. Bill

    Geronimo, Angelito, Al Jolson and whatever other names you use:
    You’re a sad, little person whose comments are consistently revealing about your weak character. You’re not worth anyone’s time. Enjoy chatting with your other online names. Bye, loser.