Yet again Carrie Underwood stunned on the ACM Awards red carpet. Her gown made ToC's Best Dressed list in 2016, but the star says getting there isn't easy.

Underwood's Elie Madi gown and complementary glam was a team effort. She tells Taste of Country she likes dressing up, but performing is her favorite part.

“There’s a lot of work that goes into it," Underwood says of pre-show prepping and primping. “And the red carpet, there’s always a lot of people and people are yelling at you to take photos and stuff. The pictures look so glamorous afterwards, but it’s kind of a mess to get there.”

Underwood talked to Taste of Country during the pre-show Westwood One radio and media remotes at the MGM.

Her performance of "Church Bells" Sunday night (April 3) was another collaborative effort. The set design was among the most unique of the 2016 ACM Awards, and it was certainly the most dramatic. Underwood sings about a woman who gets revenge on an abusive husband. Her body count continues to rise.

"I had to kill somebody off," she says, smiling.

Look for the singer to return to the road in the fall. The second leg of the Storyteller Tour will begin in September and run through November. She sings in the round, meaning fans from all sides of the stage have a clear view. At first she was nervous about a concept George Strait made famous, but the results have been impressive.

“It takes a lot to make sure everybody is getting a great show, but the production is fantastic," she shares. "I’m really proud of it.”

See Pics of Carrie Underwood From the 2016 ACM Awards

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