December 24, 2023


Laura Lynch, founding member of ‘The Chicks’ dies at 65

The Chicks band mourned founding member, Laurah Lynch’s death via lengthy Instagram post

By Javeria Shahid December 24, 2023
Laura Lynch left the Dixie Chicks in 1995 and the band was renamed to The Chicks in 2020
Laura Lynch left the Dixie Chicks in 1995 and the band was renamed to The Chicks in 2020

Laura Lynch passed away at the age of 65 following a tragic car crash.

The BBC News on Saturday, December 23, confirmed the death news of the founding member of the US country music band, Dixie Chicks – later renamed The Chicks.

As per the news publication, the Texas Department of Public Safety stated that she succumbed to injuries sustained in a car crash involving two vehicles near the city of El Paso on Friday, December 22.

Shortly after the news surfaced on social media, her former group members released a joint statement on Instagram.

They shared an old video clip of one of their old performance and penned a lengthy paragraph that began as, "We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks".

The post shared on the official Instagram account continued, "We hold a special place in our hearts for the time we spent playing music, laughing and traveling together".

Referring to the passing soul as a bright light they gushed over her infectious energy and sense of humor before admitting that her passion and love for music "was instrumental in the early success of the band".

"Her undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West," the statement revealed.

The three concluded, "Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones at this sad time. - Emily, Martie & Natalie".

The band was founded in Dallas Texas in 1989 by Lynch, Robin Lynn Macy and sisters; Martie and Emily Erwin.

Lynch later left the band in 1995 and was replaced by Natalie Maines.

When the band was founded, it was named Dixie Chicks, a short form for dixie chickens. However, later in June 2020 the band was renamed to The Chicks in the wake of a racist controversy.