Priscilla Block paid tribute to her musical influence, Taylor Swift, as the 2021 National Music Publishers’ Association honored the global superstar with the Songwriter Icon Award on Wednesday.
Priscilla turned in a perfect medley of a few of Taylor’s early hits, including “Tim McGraw,” “Teardrops On My Guitar” and “Sparks Fly.” Check it out below.
During Taylor’s virtual acceptance speech, she spoke about why the acknowledgement from the NMPA is so meaningful to her.
“It honors the part of my job that is so magical and mystifying to me still,” she said of the award. “I love songwriting so much because there’s an element to it that’s still really mysterious.”
“I think any songwriter will tell you when you get an idea, you’re not quite sure where it floated down from,” she continued. “But if you can grab onto that idea and turn it into something — a piece of music — that’s where craftsmanship comes in. And that’s where you have the opportunity to learn and to nurture that craft.”
Priscilla is currently making her way up the country charts with “Just About Over You.”