Dixie Chicks Set New York Press Conference

The Dixie Chicks will hold a Thursday (Feb. 20) press conference in New York City to make what publicists term “an eagerly-anticipated major announcement.” The event will also provide a “special formal acknowledgement of the Dixie Chicks record-shattering achievements.” The Chicks are the only female group in history to have earned two RIAA Diamond Award certifications (presented for sales in excess of 10 millions copies). The Chicks will be in New York to perform at the 45th annual Grammy Awards, set for Sunday (Feb. 23). The trio and their current album, Home, are nominated for seven Grammys. Several special guests will join the Chicks for Thursday’s press conference at the Central Park Boathouse. The press conference airs live on CMT at 4 p.m. ET. 02/18/03