Mercury Nashville recording artist and ACM New Female Artist of the Year Nominee, Priscilla Block, hit another milestone in her thriving young career on Friday (Feb. 18) while joining SiriusXM’s Buzz Brainard for The Highway’s Music Row Happy Hour. In the studio to surprise Priscilla, RIAA’s Jackie Jones popped into the live broadcast saying, “I am here to do one of my favorite things – to give an artist their very first certification. I’d like to congratulate you on your first Gold record!” and presented Priscilla with a “Just About Over You” Gold Certification plaque for the hit single.
“I’m at a loss for words!” shared a stunned Priscilla. “This is because of y’all [family, friends, supporters, and fans] MY FIRST CERTIFIED GOLD SINGLE. Thank y’all for keeping music alive and continuing to buy and stream my music and letting me have a dang career doing what I love!”
Making it all the sweeter was getting to share the moment with her friends at SiriusXM, who pegged Priscilla as one of its Highway Finds back before she had fully caught the attention of Music Row.
I am at a loss for words…. This is because of y’all… MY FIRST CERTIFIED GOLD SINGLE. Thank y’all for keeping music alive and continuing to buy and stream my music and letting me have a dang career doing what I love. 💙 @SXMTheHighway thanks for surprising me with this moment. pic.twitter.com/nFcOdvf45O
— Priscilla Block (@priscillablock) February 21, 2022
Since exploding onto the Country music scene in 2020 and building a fanbase via TikTok with hit viral songs like “Thick Thighs,” “PMS” and “Just About Over You,” Priscilla has landed on numerous Artist to Watch lists including Amazon Music, CMT, MusicRow, Spotify, Sounds Like Nashville, Pandora and more. Her major label debut album, Welcome to the Block Party, is available now, her brand-new single “My Bar” is currently playing on country radio, and fans can find Priscilla on the road headlining her first-ever Welcome to the Block Party Tour.
Priscilla Block (Just About Over You) 2 OC: …how it happened. 1:07
“It is so crazy how real this happened. Honestly, I had gone to the bar, I was with my sister. I was moving out of my apartment that weekend. It was the weekend I was moving out, I basically got kicked out; I couldn’t afford my rent. We were like, ‘Let’s just go get a drink. This weekend has been too much. Let’s just go.’ Go to Losers, see my ex as soon as I walk in, and you know, it was just kind of one of those moments that I walked in, and I was like, ‘You know what? I’m good. Like I really am good.’ And then as the night goes on, the drinks start hitting a little bit, and I was like, ‘Dang, maybe I’m not.’ (laughs) The whole song is like a mental mindgame. You’re like is it the alcohol? Do I really miss them? Am I just putting a band-aid over it? What is it? How am I actually feeling about this? You know, I had written that idea down, went back home, we talked to my mom about it and whatever, and a couple of days later, we ended up writing that song over Facetime with two of my girlfriends, just exactly how it happened.”