Ahead of her headlining North American tour in September, Ashley McBryde made her debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform her latest single, “American Scandal.”
Performing with her four-piece band Deadhorse, the rising country star brought the house down with her stunning vocal chops. The song, taken off her debut album Girl Going Nowhere, describes a secret romance akin to the scandalous affair between John F Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. “Oh love me baby, love me like Kennedy and Monroe,” the singer belted out on the infectious chorus.
“I was complaining about love songs, and how I haven’t heard one in a long time that I believed,” the Arkansas native explained the story behind the song. “All I wanted to say is something that I would believe in if you said it to me and if you said it in a way that’s not so feathery and crap. I would want it to feel almost scandalous.”
Check out her performance below: