Country singer Margo Price urges Grand Ole Opry to book ‘the real Lady A’

Margo Price is making her voice known in the “Lady A” musical title dispute.
The name attracted headlines following the news that Lady Antebellum ‘s country band will now be called Lady A because of the previous name ‘s reference to the South pre-abolition.

Nevertheless, the Black Blues singer named Anita White used the label for her own songs and pushed back against the name change.
The band recently filed a lawsuit against the trademarking of the name.

During Saturday’s televised appearance on “The Grand Ole Opry,” Price, 37, encouraged the legendary retailer to take a stand on the matter.

The singer sang Henson Cargill ‘s Country Classic Skip a Rope, which tackles sexism, violence and more.

“I ‘d also want to applaud the Opry for coming forward by saying ‘Black lives matter.’ I think it’s so necessary at this time,” Price said during the song. “And I hope we will keep it a step forward with so many of these Tennessee organizations so help the interests of our Black brothers to sisters when they need that most.”

He also noted that “Lady Antebellum had a forum” at the Opry in the past.
“I think it would be great if you all asked Anita White — the real Lady A — to come and sing,” she said. “You know, country music owes so much to what we have to Black artists and Black culture, so there’s no room in this genre for misogyny, bigotry.”

The singer got a flack about what she wrote, but was trapped on Twitter on Sunday.

“My opry performance re-appears at 10:30 tonight on WMTV channel 4 … Some people are ‘disappointed’ by my comments on overcoming racism in this country, but I will never be afraid to speak up for what’s right, “she said.

Anita White, 61, was outspoken about her disappointment with the band’s name change, as she’s been using the term for many decades now.

More recently, White issued a statement to Variety, alleging that the band “used their money and authority to threaten and shame [her] into submission without providing any meaningful compensation for appropriating [the] word.”

“I’ve worked too long and too hard to give away my reputation,” she said.

Lady Antebellum declared a change of name in June “after much personal reflection” and discussions with their “closest black friends.”

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