Laura Lynch, Founding Member of The Chicks, Dead at 65 After Texas Car Crash: ‘Special Place in Our Hearts’
Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Chicks (formerly Dixie Chicks), passed away at 65 in a car crash in El Paso, Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed her death. Lynch played a significant role in the all-women country music band from its inception in 1989 until 1993. She co-founded the group with sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, contributing as a bass player and vocalist. Lynch left after three albums, replaced by Natalie Maines. The fatal incident occurred when Lynch’s car was struck head-on while traveling on US 62.
Chicks members expressed shock and sadness, describing Lynch as a “bright light” whose energy and humor impacted the early days of the band. The investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Lynch’s legacy involves transitioning from bass player to vocalist, following the departure of the original vocalist in 1992. The Chicks’ tribute and NPR’s attempt to reach their representatives for comment are noted. The article briefly touches on other news and popular NPR stories.
In 200 words, the summary encapsulates Laura Lynch’s role, the circumstances of her tragic death, and the reactions from The Chicks, highlighting her impact on the band’s early days.
#LauraLynch #TheChicks #MusicLegacy #InMemoriam #CountryMusicIcon”