Who is Priscilla Block? What You Need To Know About The Viral Sensation
There’s a new country singer on the block and she’s going viral on TikTok.
Priscilla Block; Photo by Victoria Blalock
Meet Priscilla Block. Her song “Thick Thighs” caught the attention of millions thanks to the popular social media app TikTok and her fanbase has grown exponentially seemingly overnight. But who is Priscilla Block and why should she be on your radar? Here’s what you need to know.
Drawing comparisons to the likes of Miranda Lambert, Block’s music embodies everything there is to love about country music: honesty, storytelling and emotion.
Exuding confidence, “Thick Thighs” is an unapologetic anthem about women embracing their bodies, no matter their shape or size. And it’s totally relatable.
“I can’t be the only one who likes extra fries over exercise/ I never eat the produce that I buy, so why even try/ You can’t spell diet without die/ I’ve been eating carbs since ’95/ And I’ve heard thick thighs save lives,” she sings on the chorus.
In an effort to show fans a different side of her personality, the up-and-coming singer shared “Just About Over You,” with fans this week. The emotional song about the aftermath of a breakup shot to the No.1 spot on the all-genre iTunes chart on Wednesday (Aug. 5), surpassing superstars such as Billie Eilish, Harry Styles and Dan + Shay.
The heartfelt was inspired by her personal life and she’s thrilled that fans are resonating with it.
“This is a song I’ve wanted to write for a long time. It’s real life,” she tells Country Now. “I’ve been through a time when I thought that I was over somebody and then you see them or their mom reaches out to you. Anything that sets you back a little bit. I think everyone can relate in some way.”
The immediate success of “Just About Over You” is something Block can’t seem to wrap her head around.
“I’m still crying. It’s honestly overwhelming,” she admits. “I’m really, really thankful. I don’t think I’ve ever charted on iTunes, ever, so I’m feeling extremely grateful.”
With fans flocking to hear her music without a major label backing, it’s only a matter of time before a label scoops her up.
Click below to listen to “Just About Over You.” Fans can also follow 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.