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Natalie Maines' Ex-Husband Attempting to Hold Unreleased Dixie Chicks Songs, Citing Confidentiality Agreement

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Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines' divorce from actor Adrian Pasdar took another nasty turn when Pasdar asked a court to grant him access to Maines' unreleased music, just in case any lyrics violate a confidentiality clause in their prenuptial agreement.

Per court documents cited by The Blast, Pasdar seeks to "protect his rights" just in case any of Maines' recent Dixie Chicks recordings or any other project addresses the divorce.

What was a private family matter now impacts country music fans itching for new music from the Dixie Chicks. Speculation about a new album began last year when Maines began dropping hints on social media that the trio's been logging hours in the studio with producer Jack Antonoff. From the sound of things, at least one person's legal team thinks that at least some songs will reflect Maines' personal experiences.

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Maines met Pasdar in May 1999 at the wedding of Dixie Chicks bandmate Emily Strayer to country singer Charlie Robison. Maines and Pasdar wed on June 24, 2000 at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. They have two sons together: Jackson Slade Pasdar and Beckett Finn Pasdar.

Pasdar is a celebrity in his own right as a film and television actor and voice artist for several animated series. His best-known roles came in the film Carlito's Way and the TV shows Profit, Heroes and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The couple filed for divorce in July 2017 after 17 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. Ongoing legal matters beyond diving their wealth include Pasdar's claim that Maines owes over $450,000 in child support and that she received a huge advance on a new recording project.

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