Northeast Florida Musicians Rocking The Players
Fans can vote through Feb. 22 for finalists Billy Buchanan, Flagship Romance, The Embraced and Stephen Carey in PGA Tour's song contest
Four local music acts are competing for a chance to perform during the tournament and $5,000 in the Rock The Players contest.
The competition was open to musicians in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, but the four finalists all have Northeast Florida roots.
Fans will have the opportunity to vote for Flagship Romance’s “Hit the Ground,” The Embraced’s “Let in the Light,” Stephen Carey’s “Love the Way You Love” or Billy Buchanan’s “Rock The Players” in voting Feb. 13-22.
"My co-writer, Michele Howe, and I are so honored to be chosen as finalists for the Rock The Players songwriting contest. We’re so thankful that The PGA Tour would give aspiring songwriters an opportunity like this,” Buchanan said, in a statement after the announcement Feb. 13.
In addition to the cash prize and opportunity to play before and during The Players Championship, the winning musicians’ song will become the unofficial “Song of The Players” and be featured in The Players’ excitement video.
A PGA Tour panel chose the finalists, and the tour announced them on Feb. 13.
Fans can watch the four music videos and vote via through the tour’s website at pgatour.com/rocktheplayers.