Watch Priscilla Block Get Swarmed By Puppies On The ‘Pupdate’
The rising star opens up about her new deluxe album and working with Justin Moore while playing with puppies.
Priscilla Block; Photo by Anna Clary
The Country Now Pupdate returns with Priscilla Block!
The songstress took a break from her busy touring schedule to play with adoptable puppies from Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue and answer a few questions about her latest project, working with Justin Moore, life on the road, and much more.
On a rare day at home in Nashville, Tennessee, Block arrived at the Country Now studio and was first surprised with her Country Now Award for Favorite Debut Project for her album, Welcome To The Block Party.
Deluxe Album Out Now
After receiving her shiny new award, Block opened up about her decision to release a deluxe version of her debut album.
“I feel like the Block Party era has been so special and I wanted to continue just to give the fans a little bit more and let them in on some other songs that I wrote during that time of my life,” she shared.
Her latest release, Welcome To The Block Party Deluxe, features four additional tracks, including the super personal “Me Pt. 2” written solely by Block.
While four puppies caused a ruckus around her, Block went on to share how she manages to be so open and honest with fans.
“Honestly, I’ve never really been hesitant about just being myself. I think that’s why my music kind of resonates with people. It’s like, whether I’m singing about gaining weight or some guy that broke my heart, it’s just, that’s me. I like just keeping it, keeping it real.”
Justin Moore Collab
In addition to the release of her deluxe album, Block is also climbing the charts with “You, Me, And Whiskey,” her smoldering duet with country hitmaker Justin Moore.
Recalling how the duet came about, Block shared, “So Justin, I’m a huge Justin Moore fan. I’ve always been a big fan of his. We met each other at a show and he told me, he is like, ‘Hey, if there’s anything that I can do to help you, like please just let me know.’”
Fast forward a few months, and Block received an unexpected text message.
“He got that song and he was like, ‘let’s ask Priscilla if she wants to do it.’ I’m like, ‘how’d you get my number?’ Also, ‘who else did you ask?’ He said, ‘I just asked you’. I said ‘alright, sweet.’ But no, I love the song. I listened to it and immediately was like, ‘this feels so right and it feels like me,’ you know?”
Together, the artists recently brought the song to life in a steamy music video, which was a career-first for Priscilla Block.
“So the music video for ‘You, Me, And Whiskey’ was like so much fun to make because that was the first time that we ever had hired outside actors to do a full scene together. And it was amazing watching them work, you know what I mean? Like, they were immediately like in their roles and I’m sitting there, I’m like, this is steamy. Put some fans on in here. But it was really cool just watching them do what they do and I’m obsessed.”
For more with Priscilla Block, including the strangest place she’s ever played a show, the inspiration behind her gas station outfits, and more click above to watch the Pupdate.
About Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue
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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.