MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WBOY) — A successful singer and songwriter, whose tunes you might recognize from “Paw Patrol,” “Veggie Tales in the House” and “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” has returned to his home state of West Virginia and will perform in Morgantown on Jan. 6.

Scott Simons began his music career at a young age, despite being born with hearing loss in both ears, he wrote the news theme jingle for “News 12” WBOY in the early 1990s at only 15 years old. (It is not the jingle that is currently used on WBOY.)

“Well my dad was the weatherman on WBOY, Mike Simons, for many years, and when I was 15 I was showing a lot of interest in composing music so my dad said, ‘if you write a news theme song I’ll see if I can put it on the air,'” said Scott Simons. “It was a neat first try, my dad was like really um, both my parents are really supportive and encouraging of my music career and my dad tried everything he could, used any he could, to try and help me um make it. So, yeah that was a weird experience to have a credit for the news theme on the bottom of the local news but it was awesome.”

His resume includes work on “America’s Got Talent,” “The X Factor” and “Little Big Shots,” and he wrote music for Drake Bell who starred in “Drake & Josh” and Brandon and Leah (Jenner) who were featured on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.”

Simons and his drummer, under the name TeamMate, have also been heard on ESPN’s Wimbledon coverage and NBC’s Sunday Night Football as well as various shows and commercials on Freeform and the CW.

Simons grew up in north central West Virginia while his father was a weatherman for WBOY-TV, and he attended West Virginia University before moving to Los Angeles to further his music career.

“I think a lot of people ask, a lot of young people like when I talk at WVU or when I talk at high schools or middle schools in the area a lot of people just don’t know where to start and I wish I could tell you where to start,” Simons said. “There is like really not a path, you just have to dedicate yourself to being a creative person and just like go for it and try and use your talent and use your drive to really make some happen, I know that cheesy, it really does, but I mean that’s the truth, you just kind of have to dedicate to being a creative person and see what happens.”

He performed at Gibbie’s in Morgantown at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. More coverage of the performance and an interview with Simons will be on 12 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7.

Two years ago, Simons raised funds for COVID aid by singing personalized music videos to bring joy to children during the pandemic. You can watch the video of WBOY’s coverage of that effort below.