Five Things You Need To Know About Priscilla Block
In a matter of days, Priscilla Block went from a viral star on TikTok to one of the most buzzed-about…
Priscilla Block; Photo by Victoria Blalock
In a matter of days, Priscilla Block went from a viral star on TikTok to one of the most buzzed-about artists in country music.
Her song, “Just About Over You,” shot to the top of the charts on iTunes, surpassing the likes of Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Dan + Shay, and Block quickly found herself featured in nearly every music publication on the web and with a guest appearance on The Bobby Bones Show.
The seemingly overnight success shocked the rising star, who admitted she was brought to tears over fans’ response to the song.
“I’m still crying. It’s honestly overwhelming,” she told Country Now after her single hit No.1 on iTunes. “I’m really, really thankful. I don’t think I’ve ever charted on iTunes, ever, so I’m feeling extremely grateful.”
As Block continues to make her mark on country music, she’s sharing five fun facts about herself with Country Now readers so that fans can get to know her better. Here’s what’s you need to know about Priscilla Block:
1. She was bitten by the music bug when she was quite young.
I got into music at a young age, the normal talent shows and singing in church. My dad had a church and my mom and I would sing worship. I also played the piano and started writing my own music when I was 15 or 16. Once I started writing songs I knew I wanted to move to Nashville. I packed my after high school and moved to Nashville and haven’t looked back.
2. Her first TikTok was inspired by spending time with family during the holidays.
My first TikTok was Christmas last year when I literally thought it was just a dancing app. I had no clue about TikTok. It was like a song about the holidays and being thankful that there was alcohol to get me through.
3. Her musical influences include a few heavy-hitters.
This question is always hard because I have so many and it’s hard to narrow them down. I love Miranda Lambert, Dolly Parton, Kacey Musgraves and Chris Stapleton specifically because he’s been one that stuck it out. I’ve been in Nashville for six years and seen people come and go so it’s super inspiring to look at people like him that kept pursuing their dreams and found success.
4. She’s ready to take her music on the road.
I don’t even know what my plan for today is honestly. I’m just rolling with it. My plan is to continue putting out music and to ultimately not really have a plan. Originally, I thought I was going to release a different song soon but then I threw this song up and the world loved it. It’s good to have something in place to work towards but you have to shift gears fast. Hopefully new music and getting on the road – that’s what I really want to do.
5. She’s a dog person.
I’m obsessed with dogs – I have two rescues.
Fans can keep up with Priscilla Block on Instagram.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.