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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.

Gibson Brothers Set #1 On Bluegrass Unlimited Album Chart Record

 BrotherhoodNashville, TN -- Beloved bluegrass group the Gibson Brothers is celebrating a previously unprecedented feat: with the ascent of their album Brotherhood to the number one spot on Bluegrass Unlimited’s album chart, they become the first band in the chart’s history to reach the top spot over eight consecutive albums.

Dave Adkins' Tops Charts with "Pike County Jail"

Dave AdkinsNashville, TN -- Dave Adkins has not only been gaining attention for his powerful live performances and one of a kind lead vocals, but he's also acheiving great chart success with numerous tracks from his Mountain Fever Records' album, Nothing To Lose. "Pike County Jail" was the biggest chart mover on this month’s Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song chart climbing to #19 from its debut at #30 last month. The album moved up on the magazine’s Top 15 Album chart to #12 from its debut at #15 last month.

Ricky Skaggs on Bluegrass Unlimited Cover and 2 New Projects

Bluegrass Unlimited with Ricky SkaggsNashville, TN -- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) readers will find the iconic Ricky Skaggs gracing the cover of the June 2013 edition of the national publication. Skaggs recently spent some time with BU's Bill Conger to chat all about his 50+ years of making music and his most recent release, Music To My Ears (Skaggs Family Records). The June 2013 edition of BU, featuring Skaggs, is available on newsstands now.

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.

The Spinney Brothers Score First Bluegrass Unlimited #1 Song

MemoriesNova Scotia, Canada -- The Spinney Brothers, "Canada's International Bluegrass Band," are proud to announce that Memories, the first single from their latest Mountain Fever Records CD of the same title, has reached #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 30 Songs chart for February. This is the band's first time in the top spot of the National Bluegrass Survey. In addition, the complete project has moved up to #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top 15 Albums chart.

“Martha and Mary” by Nu-Blu Debuts On Bluegrass Unlimited’s Top 30 Songs Chart

Nu-BluNashville, TN -- Nu-Blu’s thought provoking new single, “Martha and Mary” made its debut this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's Top 30 Songs chart. The song appears on Nu-Blu’s Nail by Nail album on Pinecastle Records. “One of the best tracks on the album is Martha and Mary, a powerful, banjo-driven tune written by Becky Buller and Nancy Cardwell... It’s the kind of song that you can’t help listening to without nodding your head in agreement… in rhythm,” says Parchbench in a recent review.

Carrie Hassler Debuts on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top 30 Song Chart

Carrie HasslerNashville, TN -- Rural Rhythm Records is proud to announce Carrie Hassler’s “Luxury Liner” makes its debut on the December 2012 Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine Top 30 Song chart. The song has appeared on other charts this year including reaching #1 on the SiriusXM Radio Bluegrass Junction Most Played Tracks chart, numerous weeks on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Songs chart and Power Source Magazine’s Top 35 Bluegrass Songs chart. “Luxury Liner” appears on her current album, The Distance, which made its debut earlier this year at #10 on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart.

The Farm Hands Join with Bluegrass Unlimited for Monthly Newsletter

The Farm HandsNashville, TN -- Beginning with the November 2012 issue, the Nashville based bluegrass quartet, The Farm Hands, will feature a monthly newsletter within the pages of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. It’s a unique idea for both the magazine and the band.left

Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road Reach #1 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart

Lorraine Jordon & Carolina RoadNashville, TN -- Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road began work on a new video and photo shoot in Garner and Raleigh, North Carolina last week to help celebrate reaching the top spot on the Bluegrass Unlimited Singles Chart with A Light in the Window, Again. The single hits the #1 spot for the month of September. The photo and video shoot, produced and developed by Anthony Ladd (KneelinDesign and AnthonySP) in conjunction with Mountain Music Entertainment and Hope River Entertainment, will be complete in the next few weeks and available to the general public for viewing on the Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road website. alt=

Charlie Sizemore Featured on Cover of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

BU Cover with Charlie SizemoreCharlie Sizemore is featured on the cover of the February 2012 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine that includes a rare interview with the acclaimed, singer-songwriter. Sizemore uncharacteristically opens up about his music, his career as a lawyer, his hit album Heartache Looking for a Home, and single "No Lawyers in Heaven."

Bluegrass Artist Charlie Sizemore is #1 with 'No Lawyers in Heaven'

Charlie SizemoreAcclaimed bluegrass songwriter/vocalist Charlie Sizemore is celebrating the #1 single this month on Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles chart for "No Lawyers in Heaven." The song is from his current album, Heartache Looking for a Home (Rounder Records) that appears at #3 this month on the Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine (BU) Top 15 Albums with the single at #4 on the BU Top 30 Singles.

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