Hall of Honor Inductees
Peter V Kuykendall - Born January 15, 1938
As one of bluegrass music's earliest historians, a music publisher, festival promoter and multi-instrumentalist, "Pete" Kuykendall helped create and nurture the growth of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine from humble beginnings in 1966 as a regional newsletter, to later become a publication affectionately referred to as the "bible of bluegrass music." Known by virtually everyone in the bluegrass music industry as a friend and for his fair-handedness and integrity, Kuykendall introduced the music throughout the world via the magazine's international circulation. His commitment to its mission, the "furtherance of bluegrass music," motivated the publication's growth to become one of the primary sources of news, feature articles and artist personal appearance dates. His keen insight, longstanding dedication to the music and generous support provided invaluable leadership in guiding the creation of the IBMA in the mid-1980s, having served more than once as its chairperson and in various capacities with the Bluegrass Music Trust and the International Bluegrass Music Museum.
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