The lawsuit against the singer, filed by Terry Hobbs for defamation, has been dismissed!
In a letter on her website, Natalie accused Hobbs of being involved in the death of his son and two other 8-year boys that took place in Arkansas 15 years ago.
Three teenagers were convicted of the deaths, yet many, including Maines, believe that they are innocent.
U.S. District Judge Brian Miller threw out the case because Hobbs could not prove "actual malice" as she did not believe the statements to be false nor did she make them with "reckless disregard" for the truth.
Lead singer Natalie Maines is being sued for defamation by the stepdad of one of three 8-year-old boys killed back in 1993.
The incident involved the death of three kids and their three suspected murderers, Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelley.
One of the boys' step-dads, Terry Hobbs, is apparently upset with a comment Natalie made about him.
Maines was at a rally in Little Rock last December when she claimed the three "suspected murderers" were innocent and that new evidence showed step-dad Hobbs was the killer.
Before that she wrote a letter on her site in November 2007 in which she claimed new DNA testing of hair from the crime scene linked Hobbs to the killings, adding that his behavior after the murders showed his guilt.
But the lawsuit claims her remarks are false and Hobbs is seeking compensatory and punitive damages as he claims he's suffered from emotional distress, loss of income, and injury to his reputation.
According to the lawsuit, Maines' statements were "so extreme in degree as to be beyond the pale of decency and to be regarded as atrocious and utterly intolerable in civilized society."
Hobbs said earlier this year that "I want people to know I haven't done nothing wrong. I want them to hear it from me."
The Lucky Ones from The Dixie Chicks was originally written as the theme song to the recently released, Neil Burger film of the same name starring Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena, but was pulled from the film when no agreement was reached on licensing fees.
As a result, the ladies have decided to release the song on the Internets as a gift to their fans while they are in between songs.
Now, she's remembering what she thought when he first told her:
"I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. When my family and I first visited the Duggar home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn't know why he was sharing it. For Josh, he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was – even very difficult past mistakes."
The 26-year-old explains that Josh had been in counseling as a result of his actions, and that she feels it has helped him change who he is: