Carrie Underwood is filled with gratitude. After winning the award for best roots gospel album at the 64th annual Grammy Awards

on Sunday evening for her 2021 LP My Savior, the singer, 39, reflected on her win,

calling the project "the greatest" that she has ever taken part in creating.

"I'm going to try not to cry," Underwood told PEOPLE backstage in the press room at the awards ceremony.

"This has been the greatest project that I've ever been a part of, been able to do."

"This is one thing that I've wanted to do," she continued. "Literally, my whole career,

I've wanted to make this album, and I got to. This just means the world to me."

"Man, I didn't last any length of time, did I?" she added, getting emotional speaking of the album.

During the 2022 Grammys, Underwood stepped out on the red carpet in a gold ombré Dolce and Gabbana ballgown with a sashed crystal bodice.

She was accompanied by her husband Mike Fisher, who looked dapper in a Dolce and Gabbana tux.

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