About Hormel Foods – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company with over $9 billion in annual revenues across 75 countries worldwide. Its brands include SKIPPY®, SPAM®, Hormel® Natural Choice®, Applegate®, Justin’s®, Columbus®, Wholly® guacamole, Hormel® Black Label® and more than 30 other beloved brands. The company is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats, was named one of “The 100 Best Corporate Citizens” by Corporate Responsibility Magazine for the 11th year in a row, and has received numerous other awards and accolades for its corporate responsibility and community service efforts. In 2016, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and announced its new vision for the future – Inspired People. Inspired Food.™ – focusing on its legacy of innovation. For more information, visit www.hormelfoods.com and https://csr.hormelfoods.com/.
Chris Kroeze’s combination of vocal and guitar skills, along with his humility and small-town country-boy persona, have captured the hearts of millions. The runner-up on Season 15 of NBC’s “The Voice” performs throughout the United States and internationally, including multiple overseas tours each year for U.S. armed forces. Along with headlining the majority of his shows, he’s shared the spotlight with Montgomery Gentry, the Doobie Brothers, Travis Tritt, Blake Shelton and many others stars. A native of Barron, Wisconsin, Kroeze is a longtime friend of Jennie-O Turkey Store and Hormel Foods.
“It’s not fair to the rest of us that you get to sing like that!” – Blake Shelton
Natalie Murphy is a self-proclaimed city girl from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a classically trained violinist destined to rock out for thousands. With a unique fiddle style described as melodic and passionate with an edge that cuts like an electric guitar, she has appeared at the Grand Ole Opry – with some of the biggest names in country music – close to a dozen times. In 2018, Murphy debuted her solo album, “Water the Flowers,” and continues to flourish as an individual performer.
Nick Hoffman is an American singer, songwriter, fiddle player, producer, and television personality. He is also the host of the Outdoor Channel television series “Nick’s Wild Ride”, which airs on Outdoor Channel and is also co-founder of the Elektra Records/Warner Music Nashville Recording Artists The Farm. He co-produced their self-titled debut album alongside hit songwriter and producer Danny Myrick. This Album produced two Top 40 radio hits: “Home Sweet Home” which hit #19 on the Country Charts and “Be Grateful” which hit #39. Hoffman has collaborated and performed alongside many notable musical acts including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Brooks & Dunn, and more.
Kat appeared on The Voice Season 6 and advanced to the show’s finals. She has opened for Bon Jovi and travelled to the Middle East to entertain American military troops. Kat has released five albums since The Voice with two of her singles charting inside #20 on the iTunes Charts. Her latest single is called Animal and can be found at all major outlets! Along with full time touring, Kat founded The Rising Star Foundation in 2017 and runs her own music camp in the badlands of North Dakota! Music and education is her passion and she tries to combine them whenever possible!
Kennedi is a Minnesota and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has penned hits for some of today’s biggest musical acts including Ariana Grande and Jonas Brothers. Her song “better” was premiered on Arjan Timmermanns’ Beats 1 show and placed it on Apple Music’s “A-List Pop” playlist, and E! included it on The MixtapE! and claimed “after reveling in this delicious little slice of pop, we won’t soon forget her.” She kicked off 2020 with the single “apology” and debut EP, self.