The Dixie Chicks’ original member Laura Lynch perished in a head-on collision near El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, according to authorities. She was sixty-five.

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Lynch was driving east on U.S. 62 when an automobile going the other way tried to pass a car on a two-way undivided section of the highway.

It happened on Friday at around 5:45 p.m. local time.

The band, which became The Chicks in 2020, expressed their sorrow and sadness at her passing.

In a statement, the band said, “We will always cherish the moments we shared laughing, traveling, and making music together.”

Laura was a ray of sunshine.Her contagious enthusiasm and sense of humor ignited our band’s early days,” the statement read. “Laura was crucial to the band’s early success because she had a knack for design and a passion for anything Texas. Her indisputable skills enabled us to go from street corner busking to performing on venues around Texas and the mid-West.

Lynch was declared dead at the spot, according to the police. She was not using a seatbelt, according to the authorities. The driver of the second car was brought to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after it caught fire.

According to Billboard, Lynch co-founded the group in 1989 with Robin Lynn Macy, Martie Erwin, and Emily Erwin. She began as the upright bass player and ultimately transitioned into vocals.

Before departing, she collaborated with the group on three albums. She was replaced in the band by Natalie Maines.

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Laura Lynch, a founding member of the Dixie Chicks, lost her life in an automobile accident in West Texas on Friday night, her cousin Michael Lynch told News.

Not all the details of the collision were revealed right away.

As per the band’s bio on Country Music television, Lynch, who plays upright bass, formed the band in 1989 with three other women, including sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer. Before Lynch departed the group and Natalie Maines took her place, the quartet recorded three albums together, forming the present trio of Maines, Maguire, and Strayer.

Laura Lynch expressed to director Jim Ruddy in a 1992 interview with Entertainment Tonight that the band was a team effort and that she “hopes female harmony” makes a significant return. The trio was driving around listening to Little Feat and saw that the lyrics had references to Dixie Chicken, so they decided to call the all-female country music group that is well-known for its powerful harmonies and guitar skills. Lynch elaborated on this.

Laura Lynch claims that once the band’s name was proposed, everyone replied, “Ooh, I don’t know about being called chickens,” so the girls decided to abbreviate it to “Dixie Chicks.”

In June 2020, the group rebranded themselves as simply “The Chicks.” After George Floyd was killed, the United States had to face its past of racial injustice, which led to the decision to change its name. The word “Dixie” has frequently connoted the time of slavery.

Laura Lynch was a “bright light,” the band said in a statement they released on Saturday afternoon, adding that “her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band.” Laura was a major contributor to the band’s early success since she had a knack for design and a passion for all things Texas.

The declaration, bearing Maines’ signature, said, “Her indisputable skills enabled us to go from street corner busking to performing on venues around Texas and the mid-West.


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