RJ Cowdery was the Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2008, and the 2012 winner of the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at Oregons prestigious Sisters Folks Festival. Her most recent CD features special appearances by Pierce Pettis and Jonathan Byrd. She performs Far Away.Jared Mahone has been touring nationally for nearly a decade, impressing audiences with his blend of Ohio soul, storytelling poetry, pop melodies, and even classic hip hop. Jareds Everyman persona connects what are often... [see more] disconnected American cultures. He sings She Makes Me.Keith Larsen was a finalist in the CMT/NSAI Song Contest, winning the Listeners Choice Award. A frequent participant in Nashville songwriter rounds, he merges a straightforward vocal style with lyrics that resonate with simplicity, honesty, and humility. He performs Hold On.Scenes from the Scene Segment: Nashville Songwriters Association International is the largest songwriting organization in the world. Columbus Chapter leaders Gene Castelli and Terry Keith discuss the groups mission and opportunities open to participants.