After the groups Number 1 Fan, Wendy the Retard, called in and sang part of a Dixie Chick song, Howard admitted he was one of the many people who criticized the women for the anti-President Bush remarks Natalie made at a concert overseas following the start of the war in Iraq. Natalie told Howard she's been a listener of his for years and remembered that he not only spoke out against the band at the time, but also said some things about her as well. Howard replied by acknowledging he was wrong on all counts when he made his remarks, so he apologized and took back what he had said. Howard pointed out a number of people have still been giving the Dixie Chicks crap, even though he felt they were heroes because they knew their comments would cause their record sales to take a hit, yet they made them anyway. Natalie told Howard he was right and backed up her statement by mentioning commercials they recorded got pulled from television and that the Red Cross turned down a $1 million donation they offered to the organization as well. When Emily noted the band doesn't pay attention to people who still support Bush, Natalie added their fans who support Bush never understood what the Dixie Chicks were about in the first place. Natalie told Howard she and the other women never considered themselves typical country artists and this, coupled with the backlash they faced, has caused many radio stations to stop playing their music, even to this day. Howard then commented that he had his own issues with Clear Channel, so he understood why they might think the company was the reason the band's radio play was affected after the remarks Natalie made about the president. Martie then mentioned that while they had no proof of that being the case, she added Clear Channel has never had a problem making money off the Dixie Chicks when they play at Clear Channel venue.