July 6, 2022 … Very sad news today … BIL VORNDICK has passed away unexpectedly… RIP my friend …
Bil VornDick’s artistry as a producer and engineer has helped earn his clients 40 Grammy nominations that encompass 7 that won (among them Alison Krauss’ very first Grammy). He has worked on many albums during his 40 years in music. These include projects for such other Grammy recipients as Ralph Stanley, Marty Robbins, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas,  Mark O’Connor and jazz bassist Charlie Haden, as well as for legendary troubadour Jesse Winchester and bluegrass empress Rhonda Vincent. His credits appear on No. 1 albums in 5 different musical genres.
One of VornDick’s most ambitious undertakings came in 1998 when Rebel Records tapped him to produce and coordinate the guest talent for Ralph Stanley’s groundbreaking 2-CD album, CLINCH MOUNTAIN COUNTRY.  In this capacity, he recorded Stanley’s duets with Bob Dylan, George Jones, Porter Wagoner, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea and a host of other notables.   Rolling Stone proclaimed CLINCH MOUNTAIN COUNTRY its top country album of the year and the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awarded it both album of the year and recorded event of the year trophies. The 36-song, 32-artist set was also a Grammy finalist.