Priscilla Block: Her Lucky Meeting With Taylor Swift Changed Her Life
Once upon a time there was a young girl who loved Taylor Swift. She would blast Taylor’s music, stare at herself in the mirror and sing into her hairbrush. She would imagine herself on stage just like Taylor.
Wait. That sounds like every girl.
It is. And that’s what’s so great about country music. Even the artists we play are just like us. They grew up idolizing artists. And they dreamed of what it would be like to be on stage singing to thousands of people.
Dolly Parton has a quote on the wall outside the Country Music Hall of Fame that states: “Country music is music with a lot of class. It’s just ordinary stories told by ordinary people in an extraordinary way.”
And that’s what makes it so relatable. It’s not just about the music or the lyrics, it all starts with the artist. The ordinary person, like you and me, who remarkably documents our thoughts, our feelings, and our experiences.
How She Met Taylor
So, when Priscilla Block tells the story of working her tail off to make ends meet while putting herself through night school, we can relate. Today you can find Priscilla on stage, but back then she was serving fro-yo during the day and getting her degree at night. She was tired and overworked and questioned every decision she ever made. She was so disgruntled she called her sister: “I was like, ‘Hey, I just don’t know if, Nashville’s it, I’m drowning out here.’”
That same day, when Priscilla was leaving work, wearing her favorite Taylor Swift t-shirt (undoubtedly splattered with chocolate, vanilla, and/or strawberry), a car pulled over. A woman got out. And Priscilla took that as the sign she was looking for to quit it all and put all of her effort into her dream.
Watch Priscilla tell the story of how Taylor Swift changed her life below.