The large band signed to Fonovisa in 2005 and issued Suspiros, whose title track was a hit single. Gradually, as their career progressed, they began playing more narcocorridos, which had become fashionable in Sinaloa, though their approach remained strictly traditional. Albums such as 2006's Prohibido and 2008's El Polo Norte reinforced this, though alternate recordings continued to focus on love songs and party anthems. They left Fonovisa after 2009's Levanta Tu Vuelo.
In 2011, while performing in the state of Nayarit in support of Escuela de la Vida, their debut for ISA Music, El Coyote y Su Banda Tierra Santa's stage was firebombed. Three members were injured, prompting El Coyote to relocate with his family to the United States. Cultural commentators assumed that the incident was prompted by drug kingpins in retaliation for the group's celebration of competitors' exploits. No suspects were apprehended, leaving that theory unconfirmed. The band didn't issue another recording until 2014's widely celebrated Alucine. In 2015, EMI Latin issued the compilation 20 Corridos Bien Perrones, which ran up the Mexican regional charts, underscoring the group's continued popularity. ~ Drago Bonacich