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Hostess Partners with CMA, Sony Music Nashville & Superstar Brad Paisley to Unlock Sweet Sounds of Summer

For Immediate Release


Hostess Brands offers access to exclusive, Brad Paisley-curated playlist on Spotify and invites fans to enter 51st Annual CMA Awards Sweepstakes

Kansas City, MO – July 6, 2017 – Hostess Brands, LLC announced today that the company has teamed up with the Country Music Association (CMA), Sony Music Nashville & Brad Paisley for a sweet summertime collaboration. This summer, select Hostess® Twinkies® and Donettes® items — including new Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies hitting store shelves this month — will include a code providing access to a Spotify playlist curated by the country music super star and featuring tracks from his #1 album Love And War. Hostess fans also have the chance to enter a Sweepstakes to win a grand prize trip to the 51st Annual CMA Awards on November 8 in Nashville.

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The special code will be available in multipacks of Twinkies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies, Chocolate Cake Twinkies, Fudge Covered Twinkies and Banana Twinkies, as well as in bags of select Donettes flavors – Frosted, Powdered and Double Chocolate. The code provides access to a 42 song Spotify playlist curated by Brad Paisley, featuring songs that serve as a soundtrack to a summer of fun.

“Hostess Brands is delighted to partner with Brad Paisley on this exciting summer initiative – a move which is sure to delight Hostess enthusiasts and music lovers alike,” said Keith Peterfeso, Brand Director of Twinkies, Hostess Brands. “The collaboration also provides a great opportunity to highlight the innovative, new Twinkie flavors Hostess has rolled out in recent months – such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Twinkies, which only recently landed on store shelves.”

Consumers will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to attend the 51st Annual CMA Awards. One grand prize winner will win a three-day/two-night trip for two to the Awards. The trip includes roundtrip transportation, two nights’ hotel accommodations and two tickets to the 51st Annual CMA Awards on November 8, 2017.

“CMA is thrilled to bring partners together to create compelling programs that reach new fans while supporting an artist,” said Damon Whiteside, Chief Marketing Officer, CMA. “This partnership also offers a unique opportunity to introduce streaming platforms such as Spotify to more Country fans who may not yet be exposed to them.”

“This partnership is a perfect example of four brands working together to deliver a surprise-and-delight opportunity for the consumer,” said John Zarling, Executive Vice President, Marketing & New Business, Sony Music Nashville. “By aligning Sony Music Nashville’s Brad Paisley, Hostess, Spotify and the Country Music Association into the marketing mix, all parties win. We are excited about this collaboration to promote Love And War, the Hostess Summer Playlist and an opportunity to attend the CMA Awards to Hostess enthusiasts.”

Hostess kicked off the campaign at CMA Music Festival last month, where consumers had the chance to enjoy new and classic Hostess snacks. Fans lined up, often 100 deep, for the chance to play games and take selfies with Twinkie the Kid®, Hostess’ mascot.

Full sweepstakes rules and guidelines and can be found at

Hostess Brands, LLC

An icon of American ingenuity, Hostess® treats have been some of the world’s best known sweet baked goods for nearly a century. The category pioneer continues to lead the way in innovation, quality and creativity that captures the imagination of snack cake enthusiasts generation after generation.

Hostess Brands, LLC is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and operates bakeries in Emporia, Kansas, Columbus, Georgia and Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits including his most recent smash, “Today.” “Last Time For Everything” is his current single from his 11th studio album, LOVE AND WAR, which was released April 21. It is his 9th consecutive studio album to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. On April 28 LOVE AND WAR was released as country music’s first ever visual album for a limited time exclusively on Apple Music. Paisley will return for his 10th year as co-host, with Carrie Underwood, for “The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” airing live on Nov. 8 (8:00 – 11:00pm/et) on the ABC Television Network. Connect with Brad at,, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at

Country Music Association

More than 7,800 music industry professionals and companies around the globe are members of CMA. Formed in 1958 as the first trade association for a single genre of music, the organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry while advancing the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s numerous initiatives including CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education programs across the U.S., and the companion television special, “CMA Fest”; the CMA Awards, recognized as Country Music’s Biggest Night™; and “CMA Country Christmas,” which airs during the holidays. All of CMA’s television properties air on ABC through 2021. For information about CMA visit

Sony Music Nashville

Sony Music Nashville includes its three country label operations – Arista Nashville, Columbia Nashville and RCA Nashville – and Provident Music Group, one of the world’s leading Christian music companies.  Sony Music Nashville is a division of Sony Music Entertainment.