Kevin Renick is a singer-songwriter from Missouri. His song "Up in the Air" appeared in the closing credits in the film of the same name Renick is the unemployed fellow who had the courage to hand director Jason Reitman an unsolicited cassette tape of the song. which he wrote shortly before the movie went into production. Reitman listened to the tape, thought the song fit the movie’s theme of in-betweenness and included it over the end credits. Renick was born and raised in St.