“My sister is my plus one, and I said, ‘Maybe you should hold my clutch.’ And then they had announced that Carly and I had won, and I was like, ‘Huh?’ And my sister was like, ‘Do I hold this? Do I hug you?’
“And then it’s such a long walk!” she recalled. “Then halfway down I was like, ‘You should jog.’ No, you shouldn’t. You’re in a gown. I took two jog steps and was like, ‘That’s the end of that.’
“I had idea no idea what I was going to say,” said Ashley. It was when she saw her collaborator and took her hand that the jitters started to go away. “We giggled together and that calmed us down,” she said.
“It was fully on fire,” the country singer recalled. “I grabbed it and took it outside.”
Thankfully, Dolly wasn’t upset. “Dolly is such a sweet person, when she found out about it, she gave me the microwave,” said Ashley. “Because she knew I just moved to town and I was broke. I didn’t have a microwave. I used it for another year and a half!”
Ashley is a Grammy-winning storyteller, and it’s clear to see why she’s found such success. She showed off her improvised storytelling chops by making up a song based on a studio audience member’s story of accidentally being set up with their cousin!