Faith Hill Has A Message For Her Home State
This Mississippi Girl is not afraid to speak her mind when she believes that something is not right. Now more than ever, Faith Hill is pleading with her home state to change its flag.
In a thread of tweets on the country star's Twitter account, Faith is asking the state's legislature to turn over a new leaf and show who the State of Mississippi is during the 21st century, not the "Mississippi of 1894." In a tweet, Faith Hill writes, "I understand many view the current flag as a symbol of heritage and Southern pride, but we have to realize that this flag is a direct symbol of terror for our black brothers and sisters."
The call for change in the state of Mississippi comes on the heels of nationwide dialogue regarding acts of racial injustice spurred by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. However, Faith Hill is not the only country music star who has been expressing her thoughts and feelings about racial inequality. In fact, recently, country groups have even changed their names to show their support for change.
County Trio, Lady Antebellum (now "Lady A") changed their name in light of the true meaning behind the name "Antebellum." According to the group, "The change comes after the realization of the association of the word “antebellum” to slavery. They vowed that their name change is just the first of many steps they will take in a commitment to 'practice anti-racism.' " Needless to say, fans were shocked and puzzled by this announcement.
Another shocking announcement came just the other day from the Dixie Chicks' after they released a new track entitled "March." May I introduce you to...The Chicks.
For anyone who is not aware, “Dixie” is a reference to the southern states during the Civil War. The name actually came from a 1859 song title that was popular with the Confederate Army.
Should we expect other changes in the country music world?