The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour Live" audio and DVD packages has been moved up in order to meet demand and thwart Internet piracy, according to Columbia Records. Origi

The release of the Dixie Chicks' separate "Top of the World Tour Live" audio and DVD packages has been moved up in order to meet demand and thwart Internet piracy, according to Columbia Records. Originally due Nov. 25, both items will be released on Friday (Nov. 21).

As previously reported, the two-disc audio set documenting the country trio's 2003 tour features 22 tracks, while the DVD boasts 18. The latter also includes the bonus video for "Top of the World."

"Top of the World Tour Live" will be second DVD release for the Dixie Chicks in 2003. In February, Sony Music Video released "An Evening With The Dixie Chicks," with performances of seven additional songs not seen on the 2002 NBC concert special of the same name.

The same day as the set's release, the group -- Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire -- will be interviewed on NBC's "Today." The Dixie Chicks will return three days later to perform a concert outside of the morning show's studios in New York's Rockefeller Center.

In other news, last week the Chicks were awarded the Country Music Association's International Artist Achievement Award. The honor recognizes outstanding achievement contributing to the awareness and development of country music outside North America.