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Darden Smith is the creative director of Songwriting With: Soldiers, pairing award-winning songwriters with veterans to craft songs about combat and the return home." About his new record: "[His] songs are medicine for a world gone wrong.” - Mary Gauthier
Kim Richey: The multifaceted singer-songwriter has seen her work recorded by mainstream heavyweights like Trisha Yearwood and Dixie Chicks, and featured on the hit series Nashville.
Susan Gibson won Songwriter of CMA Single of the Year for "Wide Open Spaces” released by the Dixie Chicks. Her life is spent on an open road with a van full of happy dogs and a heart full of songs to share — and all the room in the world to "make the big mistakes" that a gal could ever ask for.
Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. Daughter Grace Pettis won the prestigious Kerrville New Folk award and performs with a voice described as a “wide open prairie, full of golden grains and menacing, dark thunder clouds.”