Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert took the ACM Top New Male Vocalist trophy last year, but you won’t find that award or any other industry honor displayed at his Georgia home.

Brantley tells ABC News Radio, “It’s not that I don’t appreciate those things, and they’re up in places of business. If you walk into my house, none of that stuff’s up.”

Instead, Brantley collects memorabilia from fans that represents the strong connection he’s built with his audience.

Brantley explains, “There’s a framed picture sitting on my coffee table right now. This little girl takes my song lyrics, and she draws pictures with ’em. That’s the kind of stuff I frame. That’s the most rewarding part of my job.”

The 49th Annual ACM Awards will be out handed out live Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

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