Dixie Chicks drop the Dixie from their name

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The Dixie Chicks have dropped the Dixie — and a very political new song.

The country trio is incredibly familiar with controversy, given that their criticism of former President George W. Bush and the Iraq War led to a very long pause in their careers back in the early 2000's. But they had no problem treading back into that territory on Thursday, with the release of song that touts a whole bunch of progressive causes and a big change to their name.

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Kathryn Krawczyk

Kathryn is a graduate of Syracuse University, with degrees in magazine journalism and information technology, along with hours to earn another degree after working at SU's independent paper The Daily Orange. She's currently recovering from a horse addiction while living in New York City, and likes to share her extremely dry sense of humor on Twitter.