Los Rieleros del Norte, one of the world’s most acclaimed traditional Mexican bands, are often credited with popularizing traditional Mexican music with international audiences. The band specializes in norteno or conjunto music, a genre that was actually invented north of the Mexican border in the state of Texas. The band's most recent album, Ayer, Hoy y Siempre, was released in 2012 and reached the No. 5 spot on the Regional Mexican Albums Chart and the No. 11 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart. Their most recent single, "Desde La Otra Mesa," was released in 2013 and peaked at No. 28 on the Latin Regional Mexican Airplay chart. Los Rieleros del Norte favors the look of the vacaro, or Mexican cowboy, and its members wear shiny, well-polished cowboy boots and hats onstage during their tours. Los Rieleros del Norte feature a repertoire of primarly upbeat and energetic norteno tunes, and during their concerts, audience members rise to their feet and dance in the aisles.
Los Rieleros del Norte, founded in Pecos, Texas, in 1979, is one of the world’s oldest norteno bands. The group released their first record in 1980, and have recorded dozens more since, including Ven Y Dime, which reached No. 193 on The Billboard 200 in 2007 (as well as No. 6 on the Regional Mexican chart and No. 11 on the Top Latin Albums chart.) In its decades-long existence, Los Rieleros del Norte has produced countless radio hits, including “Amor Prohibido,” “Una Aventura” and their biggest hit, “Te Quiero Mucho” which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks chart in 1999 and became their ticket to even greater international stardom.