Don's first release, "The Lonestar Hitchhiker," was recorded for Universal Records shortly after his move to New York. Featured musicians included Jay Bennett (ex-Wilco), Gregg Williams (Sheryl Crow, Wallflowers), and Paul Garisto (Jesse Malin, Ryan Adams). Since then, he has toured extensively in support of all three of his releases, slowly building national recognition as a touring artist. He has opened for the likes of Norah Jones, Graham Parker, Jackson Browne, Duran Duran, Roger Clyne, and many more. His songs have been featured in both film and tv (MTV, VH1, Disney, Discovery, E!...), and he just recently wrote the score for the feature-length film, “Ranchero.” His latest work had recently been added to regular rotation on the increasingly popular XM Satellite Radio. Radio stations such as the influential KCRW and WXPN have also begun to feature songs from the record, so too NPR’s “All Songs Considered.” For his first album, Hear Music selected Don for their “Emerging Artist” campaign, and Rolling Stone would state that “New York City's emerging folk-twang songsmith, Don DiLego, is alt-country's next poster boy."