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Bluegrass Music's Pete Kuykendall Passes

Pete KuykendallBluegrass contributor and co-founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine, Pete Kuykendall has passed away. He was 79 years old. Pete passed away in his sleep Wednesday night in his sleep at a nursing care home where he has been for a while. Born January 15th, 1938 in Washington, D.C., Pete was a significant figure in the Bluegrass Music Community. Beyond his recognition with his magazine, he was also an instrumentalist, archivist, songwriter, radio announcer, band mate, recording engineer, producer, businessman, festival producer, and a major influence in bringing Bluegrass into the public's view in a positive manner. He was also instrumental in the creation of both the International Bluegrass Music Association and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

2013 Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Lester FlattThe 6th Annual Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony is this Saturday, June 8th, in North Wilkesboro, NC at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6pm, Dinner at 6:30pm and Ceremony at 7:15pm. This year's inductees are Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Founder and Banjo Player, Pete Kuykendall...Lester Flatt, Andy Griffith, Norman Blake, The Stoneman Family and Kyle Creed. Terry and Cindy Baucom have been invited to be the presenters for Mr. Pete Kuykendall and they are honored to do so.

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