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Songwriter looks to promote Southern WV artists


Jay Hill, who works as a principal at Brookview Elementary School in Boone County, has established a studio in his home that will serve as a platform for the artists he works with.

“This isn’t something I look to make a dime on,” he said. “It just comes from passion and love for people and music. Whatever funding is generated, it will go back into promotions.”

Hill, an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with various songwriting credits from other artists, sees his role as one of a “guide” of sorts. He said his experience can help other artists avoid the typical mistakes he has made and that are common within the entertainment business.

“I just want to help people,” he said. “For every major artist you may say that you like, I’ll take you into the hills and hollows of Southern West Virginia and show you someone better.”