Authorities have reported that on Friday, Laura Lynch, a founding member of the country music group the Dixie Chicks, passed away as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident. 65 was her age.
An someone named Nikol Endres, who is a justice of the peace in the region, has verified both the death and the identification of Lynch.
Lynch, a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, was driving east on Route 62 near Cornudas, Texas, approximately 70 miles east of El Paso, when a pickup truck that had been traveling west jumped into her lane and collided head-on with her pickup vehicle, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Dixie Chicks, was killed in a head-on crash in El Paso, according to multiple reports. https://t.co/0eL6TAqBhS
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In 1988, Lynch, a bassist, along with Robin Lynn Macy, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire, established the Dixie Chicks, which are now known as the Chicks, in Dallas. Lynch had spent her childhood on the ranch that her grandpa owned in Texas.
Thank Heavens for Dale Evans, the band’s debut album, was released in 1990, and Little Ol’ Cowgirl was released in 1992. The original lineup only released two albums together.
During an interview that was conducted by National Public Radio and broadcast in the year 1992, Lynch referred to the music of the band as “cowgirl music.”
According to her, “Our brand of cowgirl music is a mixture of old-time country music, bluegrass music, and acoustic music,” and she explained this. All of us sing harmony in three-part and four-part arrangements. There are some instrumentals and some country swing included in the mix. Our version of cowgirl music is just like that.
In the year 1992, Macy departed the band. Shouldn’t A Told You That was released the next year by the surviving three members of the band, and it was met with a considerable amount of success. When President Bill Clinton was inaugurated in 1993, the band performed at an inauguration gala for him.
On the other hand, Lynch was kicked out of the band in 1995, and Natalie Maines immediately took her place.
Maguire provided the following statement to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram in the year 1996: “We were facing going on our seventh year, and we were beginning to reevaluate things.” In the future, we were going to make a decision.
Lynch has been referred to as a “bright light” by the Chicks on social media. They have stated that Lynch’s contagious enthusiasm and humor were the spark that ignited the early days of their band.
In a statement, the Chicks stated that Laura possessed a talent for design, a deep affection for all things Texas, and played a significant role in the band’s early success. We went from busking on street corners to performing on venues all around Texas and the mid-West because to her unquestionable talents, which helped catapult us to further places.
In the early aftermath, there was a lack of information regarding survival.
Following his departure from the Dixie Chicks, Lynch moved on to seek employment as a public relations officer at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, as reported by The Star-Telegram.
According to a statement that Lynch made to the Associated Press in 2003, she began painting with oil and spent a significant portion of her time raising her kid.
When asked about her time spent in the band, Lynch stated, “It was worth it.” To do it would cause me to become anemic all over again.