The winds of change are continuing to sweep through the cultural as well as the political landscape in the wake of George Floyd's death.

With statues of slave traders and racists being pulled down across the globe, country band Lady Antebellum have now decided to change their name.

The 'Need You Now' band said that they will now be known as 'Lady A'.

The band had previously said that the 'Antebellum' in their name was a reference to the architecture of the era, but the Antebellum South' was also the period of time from the late 18th century to the Civil War in 1861, when slavery was legal in the Southern United States.

The trio released a statement on Twitter explaining that the name change had come after “personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest black friends and colleagues.”

They said that they had chosen the word 'antebellum' as their first-ever band photos were taken in front of a Southern 'antebellum' style-home but had not realised the negative connotations of the word.

It's not the first time that a band has changed their name due to a sudden realisation; several years ago, Irish trad-folk band Lynched also changed their name to 'Lankum' (without being asked) because of the "ongoing systemic persecution and murder of black people in the USA."