Galy Galiano is one of the most popular and multifaceted singers in Latin America. With more than 11 million albums sold around the world, he has conquered the hearts of the public through ballads, Rancheras and his Salsa hits. But everybody knows that, what people don’t know is that he became a musician without even trying to be one and it was his young romantic heart who took him to compose the most romantic love songs becoming the first Colombian to make it to the Billboard list in the United States.
This story starts 70 years ago in a town of the coast, a town located far away from civilization where the radio station operated out of a high speaker. People gathered around the only television in town to see the boxing matches and the only music heard was the Vallenato. In this environment grew Galy, a simple young man that finds in ballads the best way to express his unconditional love towards Lorena Serrani, the most beautiful and prestigious girl in town but a true enemy of Galy’s family thanks to problems of the past. With the intention of taking her a serenade, the same day Lorena returns from boarding school after being away for five years, Galy without trying puts together his first musical group “the diamond of el Cesar” and what started as a simple serenade slowly takes them to become the most important ballad band of the region.
With time, Galy discovers he is in love with the wrong woman. Yamile Cantillo, the ugly girl in town who has been secretly in love with the singer since she was a little girl is really the one who has been writing the romantic letters he has believed all along were from Lorena. After many mistakes and misunderstandings Galy discovers Yamile’s interior beauty and decides to live his first romance with her. With his band of friends of “The Diamonds of el Cesar” he tours nearby towns giving serenades healing the hearts of the people who have suffered a love sorrow and without even trying and thanks to good luck, Galy ends up recording in Bogota his first song “Absence chill” which catapults him into fame all of the sudden and without anyone expecting it.
With things the way they are, Galy has to move to Bogota in company of his best friend and adventure companion “Chacara” and even though Galy is already famous, thanks to an unfair contract signed with his record label he doesn’t receive a penny from his fame and is forced to find alternative ways to survive in the capital. During this struggle he separates from Yamile and meets Carmencita, the woman who will support him blindly in his musical dream. Together they are able to gain independence from the record label and succeed but they will be separated by a trip to Los Angeles in which the singer seeks to conquer the Latin American market as a solo singer, a challenge very little people thought possible.
In this search, Galy loses faith in Carmencita, having to stay away longer than he had promised. Things don’t turn out as well as he thought they would and he is forced to start from scratch and build his fame again: singing on the streets, keeping track of every cent of a dollar struggling to survive like so many other immigrants there are in other countries until he achieves international success which at the same time allows him to regain confidence in himself and in his talent to reinvent himself.