Blues Singer Lady A Suss The Former Lady Antebellum

Seattle blues singer Anita White, who starred as Lady A, led the country band formerly known as Lady Antebellum, Rolling stone Report. White is seeking unspecified damages and music royalties in trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuits. The complaint cites “lost sales, declining brand recognition, and price declines and goodwill associated with the mark.” Find the full lawsuit below.

On July 8, the band sued White, claiming that he had demanded $ 10 million from them and that “Lady A. White responded in an interview Vulture, Stating that the band had rejected several of her other offers to compromise and hoped to split the $ 10 million evenly between her own rebranding efforts and funding to support other black artists Had.

On June 11, a trio of countries announced that they were dropping “antebellum” from their names due to the word’s engagement with slavery in the United States, instead going by Lady A. He had not consulted White, a black woman who has performed and recorded as Lady A for more than 20 years. “They are using the name because of a Black Lives Matter incident, which, for them, is a moment in time. If it matters, it would have mattered to them earlier as well,” she said.