Dixie Chicks Founding Member ‘Laura Lynch’ Passes Away at 65

Laura Lynch passes away at 65
Laura Lynch passes away at 65

Laura Lynch passes away at 65 in a car crash. The Chicks addressed Laura’s death, writing, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Laura Lynch, founding member of The Chicks. We hold her dear in our hearts for the time we spent playing music and laughing together. hold a special place. And traveling together. Laura was a bright light… Her infectious energy and humor gave a spark to the early days of our band. Laura had a gift for design. She loved all things jazz and was instrumental in the band’s early success. His undeniable talent helped take us from busking on street corners to stages throughout Texas and the Midwest.”

He adds, “Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this sad time.”

The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed Lynch’s death, and the details so far regarding how he died are absolutely tragic. Law enforcement say their preliminary investigation shows Laura was traveling eastbound on Highway 62, and another car traveling westbound crossed another vehicle in front of her on a two-way undivided portion of the highway. Tried to do.

As the car tried to swerve, it hit Laura’s vehicle head-on, and she died. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Laura was pronounced dead at the scene, and a full investigation has been launched.

Founding member of The Dixie Chicks, Laura Lynch, has died after being involved in a car accident, TMZ has learned.

The musician’s cousin Mick Lynch tells us Laura died just after sunset Friday outside El Paso, Texas, while she was driving from there to nearby Del City—aabout an hour and a half to the east. . We were told she was traveling on a highway and was involved in a collision.

No other details about the exact circumstances of the accident were immediately available.

Lynch co-founded the famous music group, now known as The Chicks, in 1989 with Robin Lynn Massey, Marty Irwin, and Emily Irwin, serving as upright bassists and eventually taking on the role of lead singer. Played. Band.

At first, they had a bluegrass/traditional country sound, and early in their career, they were mostly a local Texas act that toured the area and surrounding states.

After all, they released their debut album, “Thank Heavens for Dale Evans,” in 1990, which produced no charting singles. Ditto for their second album, 1992’s “Little Ol’ Cowgirl,”  although there was one song on it that got covered and got some play, “Past the Point of Rescue.” Another OG member, Robin Lynn Massey, exited during the same period.

In ’93, it was just the 3 Dixie Chicks, and they released another album, “Shouldn’t Someone Tell You That?”  which also didn’t have much commercial success. This was the last album to which Lynch contributed before leaving the band in ’95, when Natalie Maines replaced her.

Various reasons have been given for Lynch’s departure, but it appears she was moving in a different direction, wanting to focus on family and personal matters. At any rate, in interviews since then, LL has expressed no regrets over her decision and has gone on to live a relatively private life. Of course, in the following years, the Dixie Chicks caught fire.

With Mains, the band’s sound became somewhat more modern, and Mains took over lead vocals, accompanied by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer. They broke into the mainstream in ’98 with “Wide Open Spaces.”

Of course, the Dixie Chicks were at the center of a lot of controversies in the 2000s, including their comments on George W. Bush and the Iraq War, and eventually, they even changed the name of their band due to racism. Southern Enterprises is affiliated with OG.

As for Laura, she married Mac Tull and had a daughter, both of whom survived her. She was 65 years old.

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