Country music group Lady Antebellum on Thursday changed its name to Lady A, saying it regretted its blindspot over the name's association with a time of slavery in the United States.
The trio, one of the most successful in country music, said in an open letter that they took the name 14 years ago after the Southern antebellum style home where they took their first photos.
Antebellum is a term used to describe culture in the Southern United States before the American Civil War when slavery was an accepted practice.
The decision follows the withdrawal from the HBO Max streaming platform this week of Oscar-winning Civil War movie "Gone With the Wind."
Lady A is formed by singer Hillary Scott, guitarist Charles Kelley and guitar and piano player Dave Haywood.