The Band Lady A which was formerly known as Lady Antebellum has taken Anita White to court. Anita White has been using the title Lady A for two decades. The matter is quite complicated but in order to get an insight into the complications and arguments between Lady Antebellum and Anita White!!!
Lady Antebellum changed its name officially on June 15 this year, while the protests regarding Black Lives Matter is going on. The band shared this news on its official twitter account informing their fans about the rebranding. The band explained the reason that the name Antebellum was dropped because of its connections with slavery. They said that they are regretful for not considering it for years. But they did not know that the name has already been in use by Anita White for more than two decades.
Formed in the year 2006, the American group consisting of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood has also won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
Anita White is a popular singer who works under the name Lady A. The 61 years old singer has been using this name for more than two decades. According to reports, the singer has been using this name for Karaoke performances since the 1980s.
When the band found that Anita White has been using the name Lady A as a trademark, they contacted Anita White regarding the same name. Both sides went through negotiations and the band offered White to work with them. Both Lady A shared their pictures on Instagram showing that everything will go smoothly and they would soon work together.
But back on 8 July, Lady Antebellum filed a lawsuit against Anita White. In the lawsuit, it was mentioned that White and her team demanded a $10 million of money so that they can use the name.