Some very nice arco upright on this tune, and whoever it is even gets a solo. It is some serious classical cat, only those guys have that much bow together. Maybe Edgar Meyer? I don't know where she recorded it, but if it was in Nashville maybe it was him. Or it could just be some other monster bad ass with a bow.
She won 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition with this tune.
And here she is discussing her creative process and how she goes about writing. She has a very interesting story. She has only been playing guitar and writing songs for about 6 years, because before that she was in an apprentice program for...chainsaw carving. No kidding.
The video is about 45 minutes long, but if you are interested into hearing about how others unwind their creative process, check it out.