Ashley McBryde Brings Fiery Performance Of “The Devil I Know” To Late-Night TV

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Now that is how you bring it for late-night TV.

Ashley McBryde performed her single “The Devil I Know” on The Tonight Show last night, which is the title track to her 2023 album and was written by Ashley along with Bobby Pinson and Jeremy Stover.

The subject matter of the song is right in her usual wheelhouse, as she sings about doing what she wants and not worrying about what anyone else thinks.

She encourages the listener to “learn how to like” their brand of hurting, which is a neat little line that caught my ear immediately and I really love:

“A little outside of Elizabethtown
There’s a little bar where I’d sit down
And trade a couple country songs for Kentucky Bourbon
A little ol’ gal in the middle of the night
Learning how to love and learning how to fight
And learning how to like my brand of hurting”

Production-wise, it also has some really interesting and fun tempo changes, and a super catchy melody too. And it goes without saying at this point, but Ashley has such a unique and strong voice that I really don’t think she’s capable of producing a bad song.

And let me tell you, the production choices make even more sense when you see her perfrom it live.

Ashley also had a Lizzie McGuire movie moment on The Tonight Show (if you know, you know) when she ripped off the top beige-colored cape to reveal a gorgeous red jumpsuit, which was everything.

Later in the performance, Ashley even lets her hair down, quite literally, and it’s a fun evolution that matches the sentiment and energy of the song.

You can watch the full performance below, and I highly recommend doing so:

And if you wanna see all of this live in concert for yourself (and why wouldn’t you?), Ashley is gearing up for her The Devil I Know headlining 2024 tour  that will be in full-force next year.

 The Devil I Know Tour dates:
* Previously announced

Dec. 8 Webster Hall^* New York, NY
Dec. 9 Orpheum Theatre^* Boston, MA
Dec. 10 Keswick Theatre^* Glenside, PA
Dec. 14 Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences#* Charleston, WV
Dec. 15 The Fillmore Charlotte#* Charlotte, NC
Dec. 16 Rams Head Live#* Baltimore, MD
Jan. 17 O2 Guildhall<=* Southampton, UK
Jan. 19 O2 Academy<=* Bristol, UK
Jan. 20 Eventim Apollo<=* London, UK
Jan. 21 O2 Institute<=* Birmingham, UK
Jan. 23 Albert Hall<=* Manchester, UK
Jan. 24 Barrowlands<=* Glasgow, UK
Jan. 25 Barrowlands<=* Glasgow, UK
Jan. 27 Waterfront Auditorium<=* Belfast, NI
Jan. 28 3Olympia Theatre<=* Dublin, Ireland
Feb. 22 North Charleston Performing Arts Center~ Charleston, SC
Feb. 23 The Tabernacle~ Atlanta, GA
Feb. 24 IP Casino Resort Spa – Studio A Biloxi, MS
March 1 Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts# Boone, NC
March 2 Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium# Chattanooga, TN
March 15 The Van Buren^ Phoenix, AZ
March 16 Brooklyn Bowl^ Las Vegas, NV
March 17 The Magnolia^ El Cajon, CA
March 19 The Theatre at Ace Hotel^ Los Angeles, CA
March 20 The Fillmore^ San Francisco, CA
March 22 Hult Center for the Performing Arts^ Eugene, OR
March 23 Roseland Theater^ Portland, OR
March 25 The Commodore Ballroom^ Vancouver, BC
March 27 Stephens Performing Arts Center Pocatello, ID
March 28 Ogden Theatre ^ Denver, CO
April 3 Florida Theatre~ Jacksonville, FL
April 4 House of Blues Orlando~ Orlando, FL
April 19 Palace Theatre+ Louisville, KY
April 20 Tennessee Theatre+ Knoxville, TN
April 25 Rialto Square Theatre% Joliet, IL
April 26 The Factory% St. Louis, MO
May 2 House of Blues Houston+ Houston, TX
May 3 Billy Bob’s Texas Fort Worth, TX
May 9 Uptown Theater# Kansas City, MO
May 10 Choctaw Grand Theater Durant, OK
May 11 Stiefel Center for the Performing Arts# Salina, KS
May 30 Murat Theatre< Indianapolis, IN
May 31 The Fillmore< Detroit, MI
June 1 Goodyear Theater< Akron, OH
June 13 Paramount Theatre< Cedar Rapids, IA
June 15 The Astro< La Vista, NE

^ Kasey Tyndall
< Harper O’Neill
= Corey Kent
~ Meg McRee
# Will Jones
+ Bella White
% JD Clayton

“The Devil I Know”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock