Since then, Hunter says he comes to the states for a couple of trips a year, spending at least three weeks here each time.
Hunter said while he used to have a "monopoly" on songwriting and arranging, he turns more now to his band.
"The songs are still all mine," he said. "But they have much more of a hand in the arrangements, and I've come to depend on them for it."
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
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If you go
What: Mountain Stage
When: 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: State Culture Center Theater
Tickets: $15 in advance, $25 at the door
Info:www.mountainstage.org or 800-594-8499
FYI: Sunday's lineup includes Brett Dennen, Joy Kills Sorrow, The James Hunter Six, The Bobs and Dominique Pruitt