Ashley McBryde Gives Passionate Performance Of 'American Scandal' On 'Tonight Show': Watch

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Ashley McBryde performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on July 24, 2018.

Rising country artist Ashley McBryde made her The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon debut on Tuesday night (July 24) with a performance of her hit single "American Scandal," from her album Girl Going Nowhere.

“American Scandal” is an impassioned love song, simple in its message and powerful in sentiment. McBryde sings of forbidden love with the example of J.F.K. and Marilyn Monroe as the titular scandal. The Arkansas native and her band performed the song with high energy and passion, making the lyrics, which plead for McBryde's secret lover to go public, all the more vulnerable and honest.

In the past, McBryde has opened for artists like Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, and Eric Church, but this fall, the singer will be heading out on her first headlining tour across the U.S. and Europe starting on Sept. 5 in Atlanta, Ga.

Check out the full performance of Ashley McBryde's "American Scandal" on Fallon below.