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Randy Houser & Eckrich Surprise Military Family with Free Groceries

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Powerhouse country music vocalist Randy Houser and Eckrich® surprised James Jackson and his family with a special meet-and-greet opportunity and $1,000 in groceries prior to Houser’s performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Tuesday, Feb. 10th. The show was the first stop for the 2015 leg of Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour, on which Houser is direct support.

Jackson and his family were greeted by Houser’s management before the show and escorted backstage to meet the country singer who surprised the family with a gift card for $1,000 towards the purchase of groceries, courtesy of Eckrich. Houser then took the stage and wowed the crowd with a hit-filled set that included the No.1 smashes “How Country Feels,” “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” as well as his current Top 5-and-climbing single, “Like A Cowboy.”

The gift of groceries and the opportunity to meet one of country music’s most popular entertainers are part of the Eckrich “Operation Inspiration” campaign, which honors, thanks and supports military families through its partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Since last year, Houser has been helping Eckrich pay tribute to military families by hosting and honoring them at his concerts. Houser has long supported the military and their families, and has performed for service members stationed in Iraq and most recently at an Operation Homefront Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“Any time I can spend some of my time with a military family is special for me,” commented Houser. “These families have sacrificed so much so I can go out and perform and do what I love. It was great to meet the Jackson family, hear their story and have them enjoy the concert courtesy of my partner, Eckrich.”

Now in its fourth year of partnership with Operation Homefront, Eckrich has donated more than $750,000 to the charity.

“Like Eckrich, Randy is a great supporter of our military families,” said Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for John Morrell Food Group. “We are thankful for their service and are honored to surprise them with an exciting experience backstage with Randy Houser and $1,000 in free groceries.”

For more information about Eckrich and “Operation Inspiration” please visit www.facebook.com/EckrichMeats.

Randy Houser Surpasses 3 Million in Singles Sales with ‘How Country Feels’

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With an inimitable voice that the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser has racked up three consecutive No. 1 singles and now more than three million in singles sales with his most recent Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. His current single and fourth off the album, “Like A Cowboy,” continues its steady climb up the charts as it nears the Top 5 on both Billboard and Mediabase charts this week.

A born-and-bred road warrior who performs well over 150 dates a year, Houser recently announced that he will hit the road with Luke Bryan for remaining dates on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour and will start on Bryan’s highly-anticipated Kick The Dust Up Tour in May. He will continue to play headlining dates and several major festivals throughout the year as well, including New York City’s first-ever Farmborough Festival on June 28th.

“Luke and I have been running around Nashville since before we both had record deals, and I’ve had a blast watching him accomplish what he’s accomplished; it’s been an amazing experience to see,” Houser said of joining Bryan on the road. “To be able to join him on tour and meet his fans – they’re really passionate fans, there’s lots of energy at his shows. I’ve been to a couple shows of his over the last few years and it’s so fun, and this was a tour I was just completely excited about. It’s sort of the dream tour for me, and then you throw Dustin Lynch in the mix and… you know, it’s probably going to get a little crazy. But we look forward to it and we can’t wait to see everybody out there.”

Announced 2015 tour dates for Randy Houser are as follows:

Jan. 30 – Harris, Mich. – Island Resort & Casino
Jan. 31 – Harris, Mich. – Island Resort & Casino
Feb. 6 – Columbus, Ohio – WCOL 21st Birthday @ Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Feb. 7 – Charles Town, W.V. – Hollywood Casino – The Event Center
Feb. 10 – Grand Rapids, Mich. – Van Andel Arena*
Feb. 11 – Evansville, Ind. – Ford Center*
Feb. 12 – Louisville, Ky. – KFC Yum! Center*
Feb. 18 – Estero, Fla. – Germain Arena*
Feb. 19 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center*
Feb. 21 – Orlando, Fla. – Amway Center*
March 7 – Fort Pierce, Fla. – St Lucie County Fair
March 26 – Scottsdale, Ariz. – Westworld
March 27 – Winchester, Calif. – Temecula Valley Family Fair
April 25 – Dothan, Ala. – Toad Lick Festival (with Alabama)
May 1 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre*
May 2 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre*
May 3 – London, ON – Budweiser Gardens*
May 6 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre*
May 7 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Centre*
May 8 – Grand Forks, N.D. – Alerus Center**
May 9 – Sioux Falls, S.D. – Denny Sanford Premier Center**
May 14 – Boise, Idaho – Taco Bell Pavilion**
May 15 – Spokane, Wash. – Spokane Arena**
May 16 – Tacoma, Wash. – Tacoma Dome**
May 30 – Hot Springs, Ark. – Timberwood Amphitheater
June 4 – Albuquerque, N.M. – Isleta Amphitheater**
June 6 – Denver, Colo. – Sports Authority Field at Mile High**
June 18 – Tulsa, Okla. – BOK Center**
June 19 – Bonner Springs, Kans. – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater**
June 20 – Minneapolis, Minn. – TCF Bank Stadium**
June 21 – Chicago, Ill. – Big Windy LakeShake Festival (with Florida Georgia Line)
June 25 – Virginia Beach, Va. – Farm Bureau Live**
June 26 – Washington, D.C. – Jiffy Lube Live**
June 27 – Washington, D.C. – Jiffy Lube Live**
June 28 – New York, N.Y. – FarmBorough Festival (with Luke Bryan)
July 11 – Nashville, Tenn. – Vanderbilt Stadium**
July 16 – St. Louis, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater**
July 17 – St. Louis, Mo. – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater**
July 18 – Cincinnati, Oh. – Paul Brown Stadium**
July 24 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center**
July 25 – Indianapolis, Ind. – Klipsch Music Center**
July 30 – Scranton, Pa. – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain**
July 31 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion**
Aug. 1 – Pittsburgh, Pa. – First Niagara Pavilion**
Aug. 8 – Prairie Du Chien, Wis. – Country on the River (with Dierks Bentley)
Aug. 9 – Norfolk, Neb. – Divots Concert and Events Series
Aug. 21 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena**
Aug. 22 – Atlanta, Ga. – Philips Arena**
Aug. 26 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre**
Aug. 27 – Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre**
Aug. 29 – San Francisco, Calif. – Levi’s Stadium**
Sept. 3 – Darien Center, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center**
Sept. 4 – Darien Center, N.Y. – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center**
Sept. 5 – Cleveland, Ohio – FirstEnergy Stadium**
Sept. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Susquehanna Bank Center**
Sept. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Susquehanna Bank Center**
Sept. 18 – Tampa, Fla. – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre**
Sept. 19 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Cruzan Amphitheater**
Sept. 20 – West Palm Beach, Fla. – Cruzan Amphitheater**
Sept. 24 – Charlotte, N.C. – PNC Music Pavilion**
Sept. 25 – Raleigh, N.C. – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre**
Sept. 26 – Raleigh, N.C. – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre**
Oct. 15 – Sacramento, Calif. – Sleep Train Arena**
Oct. 16 – San Diego, Calif. – Sleep Train Amphitheatre**
Oct. 17 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre**
Oct. 18 – Los Angeles, Calif. – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre**
Oct. 22 – San Antonio, Texas – Alamodome**
Oct. 23 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion**
Oct. 24 – Dallas, Texas – Gexa Energy Pavilion**
Oct. 28 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center**
Oct. 29 – Chicago, Ill. – United Center**
Oct. 30 – Detroit, Mich. – Ford Field**
*Denotes That’s My Kind of Night Tour dates with Luke Bryan
**Denotes Kick The Dust Up Tour dates with Luke Bryan

For more information and the latest updates, visit www.RandyHouser.com

Country Music is Heading to the Windy City this June!

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Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival.  Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21.  Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago’s city skyline.

With the festival’s scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts.  Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT.  Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.  For more information visit: www.lakeshakefestival.com.

“Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment.  “The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one.  No one has more fun than Chicago’s music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages.”

Follow further Windy City LakeShake updates on Facebook: facebook.com/windy-city-lakeshake-festival, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.

Randy Houser and Eckrich Invite Military Family to be “Like A Cowboy”

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Randy Houser partnered with Eckrich to honor a military family with a night of surprises on November 22nd, during Houser’s appearance at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. as part of Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour. The special event began with Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Solso and wife, Clare, being escorted backstage for a surprise meeting with Houser, during which he and GIANT Foods presented the family with a year of free groceries on behalf of Eckrich and invited the Solsos on an all-expenses paid getaway to Tucson, Ariz., where they will enjoy a VIP experience at a Randy Houser concert and visit the historic site of his hit music video, “Like A Cowboy.”

During the VIP trip to Tucson, Ariz., the Solsos will have an action-packed weekend including a tour of the film studio and site of the epic “Like A Cowboy” music video, which was shot at the same studio where classic Western sagas including Joe Kidd, The Frisco Kid, and Tombstone were filmed. They will also be treated to a VIP experience at Houser’s concert on December 14, including another opportunity to spend time with Houser before the show.

This is Houser’s first year supporting Operation Homefront families and partnering with Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Throughout the year, Houser has hosted many military families at his concerts and provided them with a variety of special experiences and surprises from Eckrich, which has already provided more than $50,000 in free groceries to military families this year.

“I’m excited for the Solso family to experience the trip to beautiful Tucson,” said Houser. “They’re going to have such a great time exploring the scenic region, touring the sets of the music video, and seeing the show at the historic Fox Theatre. Being a part of ‘Operation Inspiration’ and getting to meet with military families like Christopher and Clare Solso is such an honor. I am proud to have been a part of this surprise and can’t wait to see them again in December.”

Houser also presented the family with an autographed guitar from Eckrich as a keepsake to remember the special night.

“The Eckrich ‘Operation Inspiration’ campaign has been a great opportunity to give back to our military families,” stated Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. “Supporting and honoring military families who sacrifice for us every day to keep us safe, is important to us. We’re proud to have partners like Randy Houser and GIANT who are great partners.”

The surprise trip, year of free groceries, and guitar are all part of the Eckrich “Operation Inspiration” campaign, which supports and honors military families with nonprofit partner Operation Homefront. In its third year of partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, Eckrich has already donated more than $750,000 to the organization.

In addition to headlining his own dates, Houser will continue his trek on Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour through the end of the year and will join Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour in early 2015. For more information on Houser’s partnership with Eckrich and “Operation Inspiration,” please visit www.facebook.com/EckrichMeats.

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