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    • THE PLAYERS selects winner for ROCK THE PLAYERS competition

    • (Courtesy of Stephen Carey)(Courtesy of Stephen Carey)

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – In December, THE PLAYERS Championship launched ROCK THE PLAYERS, a competition giving bands from Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina the chance to have their song named the unofficial song of THE PLAYERS 2014. Fans were given the chance to vote on songs by four finalists – Flagship Romance, Stephen Carey, Billy Buchanan and The Embraced – and today, tournament officials announced that Carey’s “Love the Way You Love” has been named the “Unofficial song of THE PLAYERS.”

    Quick Facts

    Bands had the opportunity to submit a video and/or audio recording of an original song to be named the “Unofficial Song of THE PLAYERS 2014.” The four finalists were selected by a PGA TOUR panel.

    “Love the Way You Love” will be featured in THE PLAYERS 2014 excitement video.

    Stephen Carey won $5,000, VIP tickets to the tournament and the opportunity to perform at a venue leading up to and during THE PLAYERS.


    THE PLAYERS returns to THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass from May 6-11. Tickets are on sale now at PGATOUR.COM/THEPLAYERS.

    Stephen Carey – “Love the Way You Love”

    Stephen Carey specializes in country music and has over a decade of experience performing for fans all over the southeast. His undeniably catchy Southern Rock singles “Dirty” and “Favorite Place to Hide” have been receiving regular air play on Jacksonville’s 99.1 WQIK and Tifton’s 107.5 WTIF. Carey has been building momentum by opening for national acts such as Styx, Kip Moore, Parmalee, Josh Thompson and Brian Davis.


    “ROCK THE PLAYERS surpassed all of our expectations,” said Matt Rapp, executive director of THE PLAYERS. “There were a lot of great songs submitted, and we are thrilled with the final result. Stephen’s song reflects the fun atmosphere our fans expect to see during the tournament. It’s going to be an incredible week at THE PLAYERS 2014, and ‘Love The Way You Love’ is the perfect anthem.”

    “This is an extremely proud moment for me, and I am thrilled to have written the unofficial song of THE PLAYERS,” said Stephen Carey, winner of ROCK THE PLAYERS. “I’d like to thank my fans for their support in voting, sharing, tweeting and regramming. Without them, this win wouldn’t have been possible.”  

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