Photo Release -- Eckrich Encourages Fans to Get "Cold in Miami"

LISLE, Ill., Sept. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eckrich, the makers of naturally hardwood smoked sausage and savory deli meats, is supporting up-and-coming country music star Sammy Arriaga by helping him garner national attention for his latest song, "Cold in Miami." Arriaga, a South Florida native, has the opportunity to become part of the regular song rotation on The Highway channel on SiriusXM® satellite radio, an extraordinary accomplishment for a new artist of the genre, with the support of fans and loyal Eckrich customers.

Sammy Arriaga

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Arriaga's current song is playing on The Highway's On the Horizon show, alongside songs from other new artists. The song that generates the most fan excitement and digital downloads will be put into the channel's regular song rotation. With the help of his fans, Arriaga can achieve this monumental step in his growing career.

Fans at home can help in two easy ways, either by downloading "Cold in Miami" on iTunes®, or by requesting the song through The Highway's Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag #onthehorizon. Eckrich is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

"We want to support Sammy Arriaga and his current rising hit, "Cold in Miami" by asking everyone to download this song on iTunes," said Chuck Gitkin, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Smithfield Foods. "We know Sammy as a breakout artist whose new song is gaining popularity daily. He is talented and has been a great partner of Eckrich. We hope to be hearing his song more on SiriusXM radio and other stations across the nation soon."

"Cold in Miami" is available for download at

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, visit

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®, 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

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Source:Smithfield Foods, Inc.