10 Things You Should Know About Jonathan McReynolds


  • Jonathan McReynolds hails from Chicago’s Southside, where he was able to observe different walks of life. “I grew up part time in the hood, part time in the church and part time in the nicer neighborhood, so I had a chance to see many different sides of life at an early age,” recalled Jonathan.
  • Jonathan McReynolds attended Chicago’s Columbia College, where he pursued a degree in urban and popular music.
  • While attending Columbia College in Chicago, Jonathan McReynolds created a studio in his dorm room where he would record in between classes. Some of those recordings wound up being on his debut EP, The Very Unofficial EP of Jonathan McReynolds. His First EP Came Out of a Dorm Room.
  • Before he was commanding crowds on stage, Jonathan McReynolds was the reserved type. He learned to play the piano at age 8 and was strumming tunes on a guitar at 18. Music quickly became an outlet and the once shy kid was spreading the gospel through song. The newest addition to the Music Matters family, McReynolds performed at BET’s Celebration of Gospel. 
  • Before he was traveling the country spreading the word of God through song, Jonathan McReynolds’s first radio single, “No Gray,” was leaked and wound up being played on a Chicago radio station. His First Single Made It to Radio.
  • Before launching his successful solo career, Jonathan McReynolds was a member of a group called Mind Over Matter.
  • Now that he’s had some success, Jonathan McReynolds makes sure to give back to the community that helped raise him. “I have a non-profit organization that awards college scholarships. People can learn more about that at my website,
  • Jonathan McReynolds has cited John Mayer as one of the artists he’d most want to do a song with. But one thing which he and Mayer disagree? “He wrote a song called ‘Don’t Stop This Train’ but that’s not what I’m trying to do. This is God’s train and I’m on it,” exclaimed Jonathan. He’s a Big John Mayer Fan.
  • He may be a Christian artist but Jonathan McReynolds also draws influence from some of the all-time great secular artists as well. “India Arie, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Bruno Mars are all people that did it how they felt it and it shows in their live shows,” said Jonathan. 
  • Jonathan McReynolds plans on collaborating with India Arie and Mali Music. As for the rest, Jonathan says, “I don’t want to completely spill the beans until it happens.


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