Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 4:45pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 21, 2016) – Before taking the stage in front of more than 40,000 country music fans at the Buckeye Country Superfestat Ohio Stadium on Sunday, June 19, Randy Houser celebrated Father’s Day by teaming up with Operation Homefront and Eckrich to honor one U.S. military veteran with a special “thank you” gift, surprising Jon Fearnow and his family with a brand new truck outfitted with more than $50,000 in tailgating and grilling items. Houser, who has partnered with Operation Homefront and Eckrich to honor U.S. military families since 2014, presented the Fearnow family with a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado packed with a new grill, a cooler full of Eckrich products and other grilling accessories to honor them for their service and sacrifices. They were also gifted with free groceries for one year at Kroger, courtesy of Eckrich.
“Our military families make such tremendous sacrifices so that we have the freedom to go out every day and do what we love,” said Houser. “The Fearnow family has given this country so much, and I’m grateful and very humbled to have this opportunity through Eckrich to give something back to them and let them know how much we appreciate their service and the sacrifices they’ve made.”  
Click here to download broll from the event.
Houser, who has been called “the Pavarotti of mainstream country music” (The Plain Dealer), continues on his trek with Dierks Bentley’sSomewhere On A Beach Tour this weekend. For more information and upcoming tour dates, visit www.RandyHouser.com or follow on Twitter@RandyHouser and www.Facebook.com/RandyHouser.
About Randy Houser
With an inimitable voice the New York Times describes as “wholly different, thicker and more throbbing, a caldron bubbling over,” Randy Houser racked up three consecutive No. 1 hits and more than four million in singles sales to date with his Stoney Creek Records album, How Country Feels. He topped the charts with the title track, “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “Goodnight Kiss” (also his first No. 1 as a songwriter) and earned critical acclaim for his powerful delivery of the Top 5 smash and CMA Song of the Year-nominated "Like A Cowboy." Houser added a fourth No. 1 to his catalogue with “We Went,” the lead single from his new album, Fired Up, and is currently on the Somewhere On A Beach Tour with Dierks Bentley.
About Eckrich  
Founded by Peter Eckrich in 1894, Eckrich has a rich heritage starting from a small meat market in Fort Wayne, Ind. Through it all, Eckrich meats have been recognized for their great taste and supreme quality, craftsmanship, care and pride. For more information, visitwww.eckrich.com.
About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 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®, Farmland®, Armour®, Cook's®, John Morrell®, Gwaltney®, Nathan's Famous®, Kretschmar®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Carando® and Healthy Ones®. 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 Operation Homefront
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 2,500 volunteers with nationwide presence who provide emergency and other financial assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. Operation Homefront has provided assistance to thousands of military families since its inception in 2002. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity watchdog groups, nationally, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.operationhomefront.net.