Chris Stapleton is picking up a major honor. He’ll be presented with the ASCAP’s Vanguard Award at the 54th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on October 31st. The ceremony will be held at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The Vanguard Award “recognizes the impact of outstanding ASCAP members on musical genres that will help shape the future of American music.” Previous winners include Walk the Moon, St. Vincent, Fun, The Civil Wars, Third Day, Band of Horses and Sara Bareilles.