Regional Mexican/tejano artist El Coyote (born José Angel Ledezma Quintero) decided to go on his own in 1997 after participating in bands such as La Costeña, La Banda el Limón, and Los Recoditos. Tierra Santa was formed that same year, soon recording El Coyote y Su Banda Tierra Santa’s debut album, Aquí Me Quedaré, followed by 1998’s Concedeme. To promote 1999’s El Amo and Profundamente, the group started touring Mexico and the U.S., successfully performing live for thousands of Mexican music fans. Culiacán-born El Coyote and his ensemble returned with 2000’s Te Soñé, 2001’s Cuando Regreso a Tus Brazos, and 2002’s Puras Ranchera and El Amor No Tiene Edad. The band’s rural sensibility continued throughout the reminder of its EMI tenure, which included the albums El Rancho Grande (2003), with its widely acclaimed video for the single “Alla el Rancho Grande,” and Si Te Vuelves a Enamorar (2004).