Nation music stars Priscilla Block and Russell Dickerson will hit the stage to conclude the 2023 Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour on Thursday, August 31 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The summer time live performance sequence helps Ladies In Music whereas bringing previous and new artist pairings to the stage for a enjoyable, memorable occasion.
Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour Concludes On Thursday With Priscilla Block And Russell Dickerson
Each Block and Dickerson had time earlier than hitting the street to gear up for his or her huge present on Thursday and sat down to speak in regards to the present and their careers solely with The Blast.
The present helps Ladies In Music, a non-profit group “dedicated to advancing equality, visibility and alternatives for girls within the musical arts by training, assist, empowerment and recognition,” in response to their website.
Block was excited to be requested to be part of the Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour to assist profit Ladies In Music. She stated it’s going to be a extremely nice night time.
“Followers can anticipate a extremely enjoyable time. We placed on a really energetic present. It’s only a actually good time. Songs that make you chuckle, cry, wanna hang around all night time, it’s an excellent time,” she instructed The Blast. “I feel that anyway that we can provide again to Ladies In Music and provides them alternatives, it’s actually necessary. I do assume giving girls a possibility to shine, or no matter, I feel it’s superior. There’s been a variety of girls who’ve helped me alongside the way in which so anytime we can provide again to assist girls in music is basically necessary.”
Block moved to Nashville from North Carolina, so being part of this present is like going dwelling for her.
“I used to be proper out of highschool, packed up all my stuff in my Chevy Malibu and simply was holding on for pricey life and issues are form of understanding nice,” she stated about shifting to Nashville. “I simply had my first primary and it’s the second that I’m like wow, this factor is definitely understanding, it’s fairly cool.”
Block almost stop making an attempt to make it in music, however she credit an opportunity assembly with Taylor Swift for getting her to keep it up and provides it her all. A 12 months into dwelling in Nashville and dealing a 9 to five at a yogurt store and going to varsity, she received fairly depressed.
However then that one second that modified all the things occurred. As she was leaving work at some point, carrying a Taylor Swift shirt, Swift noticed her as she was driving by and instructed her she liked her shirt. That was the day she determined she thought it could be time to surrender and return dwelling to determine her life, however that one second was all the things she wanted to maintain going.
“It was the second I stop my job, I stop faculty and I used to be like I’m actually going to go take an opportunity on myself and determine this out and right here we’re,” she defined.
Block has recommendation for anybody simply beginning out within the trade.
“I feel it’s simply, be straightforward on your self and don’t’ put something off the desk. It’s straightforward to get in your head as an artist, however who cares, simply put all of it on the market. I’d have by no means anticipated that I’d have blown up on the web,” she stated.
“I believed perhaps I’d get found in a bar and that’s why I moved to Nashville and began singing all over the place and doing something that I may. After which TikTok got here round and is began posting tons of movies a day and I feel that if you need it, you gotta work and check out something that you simply presumably can.”
Russell Block Is Excited To Be A Half Of The Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour
For Dickerson, supporting Ladies In Music is necessary and one thing he tries to do as a lot as potential.
“I’ve at all times felt like all of the women, particularly in nation music, they’re my little sisters. I watched Priscilla Block, who we’re doing this present with, watched her from the start and watched her pop off on TikTok, and her having her first primary in nation has been so superior to observe,” Dickerson instructed The Blast solely.
“I’m only a fan. I like to assist these girls and that’s what this entire factor is all about, supporting them, in a style that’s closely male centered. I like to assist and pay attention and convey on tour, no matter it means to assist them as a lot as I can.”
Dickerson stated music is one thing he’s at all times wished to do. With dad and mom who had been each in music, he had an early begin.
“Each my dad and mom had been in music. My dad was the choir director in church. My mother performed piano in church, taught piano classes. It wasn’t till I used to be 16 that I picked up a guitar and began studying. I actually began with worship songs as a result of my dad and mom had been in church and that led to Nirvana,” he stated.
“I suppose I began writing songs round 20, 21. I simply wished to carry out. I wished to be on stage just like the individuals of the concert events that we went to. I wished to jot down songs so I may maintain the microphone out and listen to the gang scream each phrase. That’s been the motivation issue this entire time.”
After the Smirnoff ICE Relaunch present, the nation singer is gearing as much as hit the street for his “Large Wheels and Again Roads” tour, in addition to on the point of welcome a child along with his spouse in early October.
For tickets to the Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour, go to their website.