Ron Wynn is a music critic, author, and AllMusic editor. Wynn was the editor of the first edition of The All Music Guide to Jazz (1994), and from 1993 to 1994 served as the jazz and rap editor of the All Music Guide.[1][2] Wynn is the former editor of New Memphis Star and the former chief jazz and pop music critic for Bridgeport Post-Telegram and Memphis Commercial Appeal.[1]: back cover [2] Wynn has contributed to publications such as Billboard, The Village Voice, Creem, Rock & Roll Disc, Living Blues, The Boston Phoenix, and Rejoice.[1]: back cover [2] He is the author of The Tina Turner Story.[2] Wynn has contributed liner notes for numerous albums.[3] His liner notes for The Soul of Country Music received a 1998 Grammy nomination.[4]

Ron Wynn
OccupationMusic critic, author, editor
NationalityUnited States
Notable works
  • AllMusic
  • The All Music Guide to Jazz
  • The Tina Turner Story

Ron Wynn was fired from "The Commercial Appeal" Newspaper in June of 1991 for reviewing a May 22, 1991 Cinderella, Nelson and Lynch Mob concert. He critiqued Lynch Mob's performance comparing it to Nelson and Cinderella's. Lynch Mob however did not appear at the concert date which he stated he had attended and reviewed Lynch Mob's live performance from. The publisher stated "The publishing of fictitious information is not acceptable."[5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1998 From Where I Stand: The Black Experience In Country Music Grammy Award for Best Album Notes Nominated [6]


  1. ^ a b c Wynn, Ron (1994), All Music Guide to Jazz, San Francisco: Miller Freeman, ISBN 0-87930-308-5
  2. ^ a b c d "Ron Wynn: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  3. ^ "Ron Wynn: Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  4. ^ Wynn, Ron (1999). "A Felicidade (Celebration)". All 'n All (CD booklet). Earth, Wind & Fire. Sony Music Entertainment. CK 65738.
  5. ^ "cindernelson". ImgBB. Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  6. ^ "GRAMMY Award Results for Ron Wynn". September 15, 2020.

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