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Our Destination Anthem

“Feels Like Home To Me”

Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods presents “Feels Like Home To Me”, produced in collaboration with BMI and songwriters Brian Sutherland and Clint Daniels. Created to help residents move forward and imbue a sense of community pride following the destruction of Category 5 Hurricane Ian in September 2022 and to give visitors a sense of place, the song invites visitors to “come as you are” in a place where “everybody's your friend.”

To create the anthem, BMI, who co-produces the annual Island Hopper Songwriter Festival with the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and iHeartMedia, tapped festival alumni Brian Sutherland (a Fort Myers native) and Clint Daniels to create the song, both of whom have a special connection to the destination.

Click here to download the audio file. 

Watch the music video

The music video was shot on Captiva Island and takes viewers on a journey through the destination.

Meet the songwriters

Brian Sutherland holding guitar

Brian Sutherland

Sutherland is an acoustic songwriter living in Nashville, TN. His brand of Americana has a certain pop and jazz influence that makes his music both timeless and relevant. 

Clint Daniels

Clint Daniels

As a BMI award-winning songwriter, Daniels has co-written Number One singles for Joe Nichols, Montgomery Gentry (Roll With Me) and most recently, Eric Church (Some Of It).