Don’t Rock the Inbox is a newsletter about country music.
Marissa Moss and Natalie Weiner founded Don’t Rock The Inbox, in part, out of annoyance with the way that most national (and let’s be honest, Nashville) media covered — or didn’t — country music and Americana. Together, they wanted to create a space for all the different kinds of stories wrapped up in these genres — especially the stories that might not have clicky-enough headlines or recognizable-enough subjects to get an editor’s attention. Looking at the good, the bad, and the deeply ugly, Marissa and Natalie are fighting for a sharper critical discourse around this (and all) music that pushes the genre forward and outward. Inclusivity and creativity just sound better, at least to our ears.
Marissa R. Moss is a freelance journalist currently residing in East Nashville, Tennessee, and the author of Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be. She contributes frequently to Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Billboard, NPR and the Nashville Scene and has had bylines in FADER, NYLON, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Politico, Teen Vogue and more. She is the 2018 recipient of the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism.
Natalie Weiner is a freelance journalist living in Dallas. She’s covered music and sports for publications including the New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Texas Monthly and more.