Singer, bassist and founder of the Dixie Chicks, Laura Lynch died at the age of 65 following a car accident.
Laura Lynch, founding member of the Dixie Chicks (now Chicks) and who played on the group’s first three albums, has died at the age of 65.
The musician died of injuries caused by a car accident on a highway near El Paso, Texas. TMZ was the first to report the news, which was later confirmed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Chicks musicians then confirmed his death via a press release on social networks.
Laura Lynch, along with Robin Lynn Macy and sisters Martie and Emily Erwin (now known as Maguire and Strayer), founded the Dixie Chicks in the late 1980s. The late musician served as bassist and vocalist. The quartet released two albums: Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (1990) and Little Ol’ Cowgirl (1992), before the departure of Robin Lynn Macy.
Now a trio, the Dixie Chicks recorded another album together: SCouldn’t a Told You That (1993). There we find guitarist Lloyd Maines, who introduces the Erwin sisters to his daughter Natalie, who will eventually replace Laura Lynch within the trio. Five years later, the Dixie Chicks released their hit album Wide Open Spaces.