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Meet Lady A, the Black Singer Whose Name Got Taken by Lady Antebellum The Digital Music News Podcast

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When it comes to trainwrecks, this one takes the cake. Just a few weeks ago, the ultra-successful country-pop trio Lady Antebellum decided to change their name, citing newfound sensitivity towards racist overtones.  But Lady Antebellum's new name, Lady A, was already taken by Seattle-based black blues singer Anita White, who's been using the moniker since the late 1980s. Lady A met with the newly-named Lady A and things seemed to be ironed out. But White says that was far from the reality'.

When it comes to trainwrecks, this one takes the cake. Just a few weeks ago, the ultra-successful country-pop trio Lady Antebellum decided to change their name, citing newfound sensitivity towards racist overtones.  But Lady Antebellum's new name, Lady A, was already taken by Seattle-based black blues singer Anita White, who's been using the moniker since the late 1980s. Lady A met with the newly-named Lady A and things seemed to be ironed out. But White says that was far from the reality'.

1 hr 23 min

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