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Kretschmar® Sends Sweepstakes Winner to Nashville for CMA Music Festival®

Fans Experience Country Music Trip of a Lifetime

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| Source: Smithfield Foods

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses partnered with the Country Music Association (CMA) and Easton Corbin, country music star and Kretschmar brand ambassador, to deliver a legendary experience for the winner of its 2017 CMA Music Festival® Sweepstakes. A grand prize winner and their guests were treated to an exclusive four-night stay in Music City to enjoy the best of country music.

The winner, Jenny D. enjoyed a trip filled with talented artists, impressive performances, and lasting memories at the CMA Music Festival. The prize package included hotel accommodations, spending cash, concert tickets, and a meet and greet with Corbin.

In addition to Corbin, brand ambassadors for the Kretschmar Country campaign include rising country music artists Ruthie Collins, Kelleigh Bannen, and Natalie Stovall.

"We are thrilled with the number of people who registered for the Kretschmar CMA Sweepstakes, and are so excited to bring the grand prize winner to Music City this weekend,” said Michael Baughman, Smithfield Foods director of marketing. “Kretschmar has a long history of creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for deli shoppers, and we look forward to continuing to provide exciting experiences that consumers can only find with us.”

Additionally, fans that entered the Sweepstakes had the opportunity to play an Instant Win Game. The Instant Win Game gave fans the chance to win prizes like a Kretschmar-branded guitar, a Kretschmar YETI® Cooler, and a Kretschmar Country Music gift pack that includes Kretschmar coupons, guitar picks, and Kretschmar Country artist hero cards.

For more information about Kretschmar Deli visit www.kretschmardeli.com or www.facebook.com/kretschmardeli.

Kretschmar is a brand of Smithfield Foods. CMA Music Festival is a registered trademark of Country Music Association, Inc.

About Kretschmar
Kretschmar® Premium Deli Meats & Cheeses has meant quality since 1883. Our hams are made with a unique hardwood smoking process. Kretschmar poultry and beef are hand-trimmed using the finest cuts. Our full line of Off-The-Bone deli meats are delicately sliced from the leanest, most tender cuts. And our premium Wisconsin cheeses repeatedly win in competitions world-wide. Try the Legendary Taste of Kretschmar today. For great recipes and more, like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kretschmardeli or visit our website at www.kretschmardeli.com.

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly’s®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit www.smithfieldfoods.com.

About CMA
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association was the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,400 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards®, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; the CMA Music Festival®, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour TV special; and “CMA Country Christmas™,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties will air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

About Easton Corbin
With two No. 1 singles, multiple awards and nominations, plus performances on some of the biggest stages in the world, Mercury Nashville’s Easton Corbin has made a lasting impression on the country music landscape. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, "Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.” His self-titled debut album released in 2010 and spawned back-to-back hits “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It;” making him the first country male artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles reach No. 1. In 2012 the Gilchrist County Florida native released his sophomore album, All Over The Road, which included the Top 5 hits “Lovin’ You Is Fun” and “All Over The Road.” Corbin set a career-best debut on Country Airplay with his top 5 hit single, “Baby Be My Love Song," from his No. 1 debuting album About To Get Real. His latest single, “Are You With Me,” was most added song at country radio the day it was released. “Are You With Me” first appeared on All Over The Road and was such a special song to Corbin he carried it over to About To Get Real in hopes it would be a radio single. Corbin spent 2016 on one of the biggest tours in country music - Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour. Corbin is currently in the studio working on new music for his fourth studio album.

Contact:
Leah Rubertino
Breaking Limits for Kretschmar
2137 South Blvd., Suite 200
Charlotte, N.C. 28203
Cell: 626-676-3735
lrubertino@breakinglimits.net