Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines files for divorce from Adrian Pasdar

This Dixie Chick needs her wide open space.

Natalie Maines, the popular country outfit’s lead singer, has filed for divorce from Adrian Pasdar, her husband of 17 years, TMZ reports.

The 42-year-old “Wide Open Spaces” singer reportedly cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, and has requested joint custody of their two sons, Jackson Slade, 16, and Beckett Finn, 13.

The pair married in 2000 after Maines met the “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Heroes” actor at the wedding of her bandmate, Emily Robison Strayer. Pasdar, 52, appeared in the music video for the Dixie Chicks’ single “Goodbye Earl.”

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The split is reportedly amicable, and will be the second for Maines, who was previously married to Michael Tarabay from 1997 to 1999.

The Texas native has largely remained out of the spotlight over the past few years, and released “Mother,” her debut solo album, in 2013. That same year, the Dixie Chicks rejoined forces for their first tour since 2007. They followed that tour with another in 2016.

The pair share two sons, Jackson and Beckett.

The pair share two sons, Jackson and Beckett.

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The band took an extended hiatus in 2007, nearly five years after being essentially shunned from the country music industry for a negative comment about then-President George W. Bush. Maines infamously told a London crowd at the beginning of the Iraq War that she was ashamed to be from the same state as the commander-in-chief.

Despite intense backlash and boycotts from the country music world, the band parlayed its criticism into a hit 2006 album, “Taking the Long Way,” that earned five Grammys.

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A representative for Maines did not immediately respond to the Daily News’ request for comment.

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