Laura Lynch, one of the original members of the Dixie Chicks, has passed away at the age of 65 in a tragic car accident near El Paso, Texas. Local authorities have confirmed that Lynch was driving when another vehicle attempted to overtake and collided with her car.
Sadly, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The Dixie Chicks, who dropped “Dixie” from their name in 2020, expressed shock and sorrow in an Instagram statement, highlighting the special place Laura held in their hearts. They reminisced about the joyful times spent making music, sharing laughter, and traveling together. The statement described Laura as a bright light, acknowledging her infectious energy and humor that added a spark to the early days of the band.
Lynch played a pivotal role in founding the band but left in the early 1990s. She contributed lead and backing vocals and played upright bass on the band’s first three albums before Natalie Maines took her place. The Dixie Chicks emphasized Laura’s talents in design, her love for all things Texas, and her crucial role in the band’s early success.
“Laura’s undeniable talents helped propel us beyond busking on street corners to stages all across Texas and the mid-West,” the group reflected. They expressed condolences to her family and loved ones during this difficult time.