When the group was first founded in the early 60's, it mainly played at weddings and parties. The group name was actually named by the locals of Linares, knowing that Homero had a passion for the military (Cadetes in English translates to Cadet, which is a trainee in the military). After a few years, the original accordianist left the group due to personal problems. Next stepped in Samuel, who with Homero, recorded an album with the famous Texas label, Del Valle. under the name "Los Cadetes de Homero y Samuel. That album is rare in any case. Samuel then left the group a few years later. Then finally, in 1974, Lupe Tijerina joined Los Cadetes de Linares. WIth the help of Emilio Garza and his newborn record label Ramex, he helped them kickstart one of the most prolific careers for the norteña music.
In 1982, Homero Guerrero tragically past away in a car accident. The following year, Rosendo Cantu stepped in to replace Homero. Rosendu already had experience with the norteña music and had released music years before hand.
The is famous all across Mexico and the Southern United States with their Corridos and Rancheras. Some of these famous songs include "Los Dos Amigos", "Vuelve Prenda Querida", "El Asesino" and "El Palomito"