Bil VornDick

Bil VornDick

The successful musical career of Bil VornDick spans well over three decades. When Bil was a teenager he enjoyed recording his songs in the studio and that passion led him to record and produce other groups in his region. Signing his songs to a publisher in Nashville at the age of nineteen, Bil was able to meet the leading heads of the music industry in Nashville, who encouraged him to attend Belmont University where he gained a B.B.A. in Music Business.

Directly after graduation Bil was hired by Country Music Legend and Country Music Hall of Fame member Marty Robbins to be his Chief Recording Engineer. This position offered him the opportunity to work with the leading stars in Country Music. Over the years in Nashville, Bil became known internationally as one of the leading Engineer/Producers in his field.

Bil has worked with a list of artists in the studio that reads like a who's who of the Bluegrass and Americana Music world including Alison Krauss, Bob Dylan Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, T.Bone Burnett, Maura O'Connel, Mark O'Connor and Ralph Stanley, to name a few. Recently, he has produced an album called, Clinch Mountain Country that was released in May 1998, and is one of the largest collaborative recorded projects in Nashville, with thirty-six songs, thirty-two artists. The Collaboration won Album and Recorded Event of the year at IBMA in1999, plus #1 Country Album of the year in 1998 from Rolling Stone. The album Sweethearts by Ralph Stanley was a GRAMMY finalist for the year 2001. Over the years, Bil's work with other artists has resulted in forty-two GRAMMY finalists, of which eight were GRAMMY winners. He has around 500 albums to his credit, a number of which have gone Gold and/or Platinum. Bil's accomplishments have lead to #1 records in five different styles of music. When it comes to awards in acoustic music, Bil has received every one that can be won and in most instances he has many duplicates.

Bil's dedication to the music industry led him to serve on the Board of Directors of Belmont University's Advisory Board. He is also a “Producer & Engineer Wing” committee member of NARAS, which sets the delivery and archival standard for digital recorded media. He also gives back by giving his time to lecture at Middle Tennessee State University, the International Blugrass Music Association, MerleFest, South Plains College, Telluride Music Festival, and is an adjunct professor at Belmont University.

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