Priscilla Block at the 2022 Academy of Country Music Awards

Rising country star Priscilla Bullock was eagerly awaiting the release of her new album, ‘Welcome to the Bullock Party,’ when she received career-changing news: she had been nominated for New Female Artist of the Year. year of ACM.

Bullock was attending her live concert in Las Vegas to coincide with her new album when she woke up to a deluge of messages on her phone.

“I see the lyrics on my phone…I don’t read the lyrics,” she told Taste of Country. “I don’t want to spoil anything…if next time we still love you, they’ll apologize or they’ll fucking say congratulations.”

Thankfully, those are happy words, but they won’t pass until Block finds the contestant’s Instagram post. And then the emotions of that moment began.

“It took a second,” Bullock explained. “It was so unreal and I was like, ‘Oh my God, what is this? And then five minutes later I was like [crying].'”

Block was nominated along with Lily Rose, Lainey Wilson, Caitlyn Smith and Tenille Arts, while New Female Artist of the Year was nominated for Lainey Wilson in a first win announced on Friday March 4.

In the “Country Taste” interview, Bullock recalled what it was like after his nomination.

“I cried all day – still crying,” she added. “Especially on the night of the album release, such a whirlwind day filled with emotions.”

From TikTok sensation to major hashtag artist, Block is starting the new year off with big things. The singer’s 12-track album, released Feb. 11, exudes the authenticity of what Bullock has been through in her life.

“I tell people it’s funky and trashy and sad,” she told Taste of Country. “It’s like a girl trying to get through life, and that’s the vibe of this album. You’ve got your heartbreak songs, your party songs, your sad girl songs…those emotions can take you through more than 20 years, 30 years, whatever.

The 2022 ACM Awards will take place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on March 7 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will air on Amazon Prime rather than live on a television network for the very first time. The two-hour show will air without commercial breaks, but will follow its usual performance and awards schedule.

The best dressed on the red carpet at the 2021 ACM Awards brings color to what promises to be an awards show celebration — color galore. Photos show stars like Carly Pearce, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Kane Brown in the most fashionable and often expensive designer clothes, or Jimmie Allen in his own suit.

Check out the full gallery of country music’s hottest stars on the ACM Awards red carpet. Who do you think is the best dressed and who is the worst?

The 2021 ACM Awards took place Sunday, April 18 at the Bluebird Cafe, Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.