Devin Dawson recently gave a romantic performance of his song "Asking for a Friend" as part of Taste of Country's RISERS series. Readers can press play above to watch.

Dawson's sweet song is the third track on his debut album, Dark Horse"Asking for a Friend" broaches the sensitive subject of rekindling a relationship, and taps into a level of vulnerability that Dawson says doesn't come naturally to him.

"I’m not a great communicator. I’m not great at saying I’m sorry. I’m not great at letting my walls and my pride down," Dawson tells Taste of Country. "So that song definitely embodies who I am in love sometimes."

Also one of The Boot's Artists to Watch for 2018, Dawson was recently announced as Taste of Country's first RISER of 2018. The up-and-coming singer-songwriter released Dark Horse in January and earned a New Male Vocalist of the Year nomination at the 2018 ACM Awards; meanwhile, his debut single, "All on Me," is making a push to the top of the charts.

Later this year, Dawson will be opening shows for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The country power couple recruited Dawson to open the second half of the 2018 leg of their Soul2Soul Tour, beginning in June.

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