When Nashville drummer Fred Eltringham shows up for a session with Brett Eldredge, Carrie Underwood or Miranda Lambert, his equipment includes over a dozen tambourines, chains, pots, a broiler pan — everything, you might say, but the kitchen sink.

And since his traveling junkyard includes a metal wash tub, you could argue that he brings the sink, too.

That oddball collection of makeshift instruments paid off this year with a trophy. The Academy of Country Music will name him drummer of the year at the ACM Awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Aug. 22.

“I was kind of in shock,” says Eltringham, recalling that he was notified of the victory prior to a Sheryl Crow show in England. “I don’t win awards and stuff like that.”

Source : Billboard