Made using Band-in-a-box, Finale 2009, and Adobe Soundbooth CS4.
The original melody was a style made in Band-in-a-box, an accompiament-generation program. I then decided a chord structure that went well, exported the .midi, brought it into Finale, where I started writing the violin solo and replaced the midi instruments with Garrian VST. After that, I exported it, brought it into Adobe Soundbooth, added a few reverb bits and filters, then exported the .mp3 that you are listening. :)
It's a nice song... sort of high-seas sailing... sort of country.