11:42 AM PT — The Texas Dept. of Public Security has confirmed Lynch’s loss of life, and the main points to date about how she died are completely tragic. Regulation enforcement says their preliminary investigation exhibits that Laura was heading east on Freeway 62, and that one other automobile heading west tried to move one other car in entrance of it on a two-way undivided portion of the freeway.
As that automobile tried going round, it ended up hitting Laura’s car head on … and killed her. The motive force of the opposite car was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening accidents. Laura was declared lifeless on the scene … and a full probe has been launched.
Laura Lynch, a founding member of The Dixie Chicks, has died after being concerned in a automobile crash … TMZ has realized.
The musician’s cousin, Mick Lynch, tells us Laura handed away Friday outdoors of El Paso, TX simply after sundown whereas driving from there to close by Dell Metropolis — which is about an hour and a half away going east. We’re instructed she was touring on a freeway and acquired right into a collision.
No different particulars in regards to the precise circumstances of the accident have been instantly accessible.
Lynch co-founded the well-known music group — now identified simply as The Chicks — alongside Robin Lynn Macy, Martie Erwin and Emily Erwin again in 1989 … serving because the upright bassist and ultimately taking up the position of lead vocalist for the band.
At first, they’d a bluegrass/conventional nation sound … and towards the start of their profession, they have been principally an area Texas act that toured the world and surrounding states.
Finally, they launched their first album, “Thank Heavens for Dale Evans,” in 1990 … which did not produce any charting singles. Ditto for his or her 2nd album, “Little Ol’ Cowgirl,” from 1992 — though that one featured a track that acquired lined and acquired some play, “Previous the Level of Rescue.” It was throughout this era that one other OG member, Robin Lynn Macy, exited.
Come ’93, it was simply 3 Dixie Chicks and so they launched one more album, ‘Should not a Informed You That,’ which did not obtain a lot industrial success both. This was the final album Lynch contributed to earlier than leaving the band in ’95 … when Natalie Maines changed her.
There’s totally different causes cited for why Lynch left … nevertheless it seems she was heading in a distinct course huge image — desirous to give attention to household and private issues. At any price, in interviews since — LL expressed no regrets about her resolution, and went on to reside a comparatively non-public life. In fact, within the following years … the Dixie Chicks caught fireplace.
With Maines, the sound of the band modified to turn into a bit extra trendy … and Maines took up lead vocal duties — with sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer staying on too. They broke by way of into the mainstream in ’98 with ‘Huge Open Areas,’ and took off.
In fact, the Dixie Chicks have been on the heart of a whole lot of controversy heading into the 2000s — together with their remarks on George W. Bush and the Iraq Warfare — and ultimately … they modified their band title too because of the racist southern undertones affiliated with the OG.
As for Laura, she married Mac Tull and had a daughter, each of whom she’s survived by. She was 65.
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