The Mystery Men Announce Jimmy Reno as New Baritone

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.
“I’m excited about joining The Mystery Men,” said Jimmy. “They are not only a very talented group of men, but are strong in their convictions and committed to sharing Christ through music.  I have always believed the Lord had great things in store for me, but to join a group like The Mystery Men is beyond my expectations. I am thrilled at the opportunity.”
Jimmy and his family plan to relocate to Nashville, Tennessee in the coming months.
Jimmy’s first official date with The Mystery Men is this coming Thursday evening, August 11, 2011 in Springfield, Tennessee as a part of Thom Rawl’s American Top Gospel concert series.
Greg Justice has temporarily been filling in for the group until a new baritone could be found.
“Greg has been vital to our group over the last few months,” mentioned Jym Howe. “He is one of the best singers in this business, and we can’t thank him enough for this contributions to the group. We are so grateful for his time with us!”
The Mystery Men have been at the forefront of Gospel music over the last couple of years with the release of two critically acclaimed albums – Blue Collar Gospel and this year’s Grassroots. The group is currently preparing to record their new mainline studio release. Fans and friends all across the country are encouraged to call and request The Mystery Men’s latest single – “He’s Already On the Phone.”
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About The Mystery Men
The Mystery Men are one of the most exciting gospel quartets in America today. The group began its journey in April of 2002. 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.