Just weeks after Lady A dropped the "Antebellum" from their name in favor of a more aware band title in support of social justice reform across the country, the group is now at odds with singer Anita "Lady A" White.
Back in June, the band, comprised of Hilary Scott, Charles Kelley, and David Haywood, had revealed that they had connected with the blues songstress in hopes of having an open and honest conversation about moving forward with the name Lady A, a name the singer has also been using for years.
Both Lady A and White posted snapshots from their "transparent, honest, and authentic" conversation, seemingly celebrating a newfound friendship.
Unfortunately, things took a turn when White's team demanded $10 million from the country group. Lady A released a statement surrounding the issue, Billboard reports.
"Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended," the statement begins.
The band goes on to say that they are disappointed that they won't be able to work with White in the future, stating, "We felt we had been brought together for a reason and saw this as living out the calling that brought us to make this change in the first place. We're disappointed that we won't be able to work together with Anita for that greater purpose."
They conclude their statement, sharing, "We hope Anita and the advisers she is now listening to will change their minds about their approach. We can do so much more together than in this dispute."
Lady A has held the trademark to the name for "many years," according to their statement.