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The Mystery Men Usher In New Era with Name Change and Re-branding

Written by SGN Scoops on September 19, 2011 – 10:33 am -

 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (September 14, 2011) – The Mystery Men are excited to usher in a new era for the group with a new name and branding! The group announced their new name today in Louisville, Kentucky during the National Quartet Convention. Fans and industry personnel alike were on hand when the group announced their new name as Mark209!
 
Jym Howe, owner of the group, is excited about this fresh start for Mark209. “We have put a lot of time and prayer into this new name. We appreciate the input from our fans, one of whom gave us this idea for a name.  Mark209 is not only a Biblical reference, but it also has symbolic meaning for the group.”
 
In addition to Howe, Mark209 consists of Nathaniel Justice, Joe Armstrong, and newest member Jimmy Reno.
 
The brand new Mark209 website will be launched later this month. You can find the group on Facebook for the time being at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark209/237230182980352  .
 
Mark209 will be entering the studio soon to record their debut album under the new name. More information will be released on that at a later date.
 
The group will be giving away a set of four previously released recordings (Grassroots, Blue Collar Gospel, Biblically Correct, and Sing It Again) every week through the end of the year. To be entered into the drawing, text “Mark209” to 90210. When individuals have entered the drawing once, they will be included in every subsequent drawing afterwards.
 
About Mark209
Mark209 is one of the most exciting Gospel quartets touring the country today. The intricate harmonies, detailed arrangements, energy, and versatility place this group in a league of its own. In a time when mediocrity is widely accepted, this group has raised the bar and exceeds everyone’s expectations. The group consists of Jym Howe, Nathaniel Justice, Joe Armstrong, and Jimmy Reno.


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Ed Crawford and Jym Howe Announce Retirement of ‘The Mystery Men’ Name

Written by Staff on August 21, 2011 – 12:46 pm -

The owners of the name The Mystery Men have decided to retire the name of the popular quartet.

Ed Crawford and Jym Howe have announced that after October 2011, neither owner will use the name The Mystery Men or The Mystery Men Quartet to identify their respective musical groups.

The name ‘The Mystery Men’ has been in use in the gospel music industry since 2002.


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The Mystery Men Announce Jimmy Reno as New Baritone

Written by SGN Scoops on August 10, 2011 – 10:41 am -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 8, 2011) – The Mystery Men are proud to announce the addition of Jimmy Reno to the group. Jimmy will fill the baritone position with the group.
 
Jym Howe, lead singer of The Mystery Men said, “The audition process was extensive for The Mystery Men.  We had people who came in from all over the country to audition for the position, even as far away as Los Angeles.  And all the applicants were superb, so the decision was difficult and we refused to rush into anything, asking God to make it obvious who our new baritone should be. Jimmy came to us with the sound we needed and attitude we wanted. As J.D. Sumner told my dad, ‘Singing is only 40% of it’.  So we took Jimmy out with us for several weeks to see how he handled being on the road with us and how our fans liked him.  It has turned out to be a great fit.  The people love him and though he is ‘green’ as new cut grass, he shows willingness to work, and he has a Christ-like spirit.”
 
Jimmy and his wife of 18 years Christa reside in Cleveland, Alabama where they have raised their three children – Kaleb, Kristen, and Aaron. Jimmy has been singing since the age of four and joined his first group, a barbershop quartet, at the age of 18. He has since sang with many of Alabama’s most popular regional groups like Trinity, To the End, and MercyRain. Jimmy has been on the road with the Mystery Men for the last four weeks traveling through Missouri and Florida. Read more »


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