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The country band Lady Antebellum has changed its name to Lady A, saying that its members are “regretful and embarrassed” that they had not previously considered the loaded history of the term.

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In social media post on Thursday, the trio wrote in part: “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. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued.”

Lady A’s members — Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood — wrote: “We’ve watched and listened more than ever over these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases black women and men have always faced and continue to face every day. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed.”

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