Laura Lynch, Founding Member of The Chicks, Dies in Tragic Car Accident
Laura Lynch, a founding member of the iconic country music group The Chicks (formerly known as Dixie Chicks), tragically passed away at the age of 65 after being involved in a fatal car accident in Texas. The musician’s life was cut short on Friday (Dec. 22) when another vehicle collided head-on with her car on Highway 62 outside of El Paso, Texas, as reported by TMZ. Lynch was declared dead at the scene, while the driver of the other vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital.
Laura Lynch’s Legacy with The Chicks
Lynch was a co-founder of The Chicks, alongside members Robin Lynn Macy, Martie Erwin, and Emily Erwin in 1989. The group took to Instagram to express their shock and grief over Lynch’s passing. Describing her as a “bright light” with an infectious energy and humor, they highlighted her instrumental role in the early success of the band. Lynch’s undeniable talents as a musician and designer helped propel The Chicks from busking on street corners to performing on stages across Texas and the mid-West.
The Chicks concluded their statement with a heartfelt message, expressing that their thoughts are with Lynch’s family and loved ones during this difficult time.
Laura Lynch’s Musical Journey
Originally serving as the upright bass player for The Chicks, Lynch later transitioned into the role of singer. She contributed to the recording of three albums with the country music group — Thank Heavens for Dale Evans (1990), Little Ol’ Cowgirl (1992), and Shouldn’t a Told You That (1993) — before departing from the act in 1993. She was later replaced by Natalie Maines, marking a significant shift in the group’s lineup.
Laura Lynch’s Personal Life
Laura Lynch is survived by her husband, Mac Tull, and their daughter, according to TMZ. Her untimely demise has left a void in the hearts of her loved ones and the music community.
Through her role as a founding member of The Chicks and her significant contributions to the band’s early success, Laura Lynch will be remembered for her infectious energy, undeniable talent, and enduring legacy in the world of country music.