We caught up with her backstage, where she told One Country and other media outlets what her full speech included.
“I had a lot of people I was going to thank,” Parton said. “I had a few more corny jokes. I said what I needed to say.”
She also commented on Reba McEntire’s flub on “9 to 5” during the tribute.
“I’m always missing that song, Reba ain’t the only one, and I wrote it!” she said.
And we can expect more from Dolly in the future.
“I hope they don’t think because they gave me a lifetime achievement award they think I’m done,” Parton added. “That’s not gonna happen. [laughs]”