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Dick Flood began his professional career in the music business shortly after he was discharged from the U. S. Army. He teamed up with an army buddy by the name of Billy Graves, and they landed a job as duet on the Jimmy Dean CBS's morning TV show. They called themselves "The Country Lads", and they both received vast amounts of fan mail from all over the country! That job lasted about two years until CBS took Jimmy Dean to New York for a show with less of a cast. The Country Lads split up, and Dick eventually moved to Nashville so that he could pitch his songs to the many country music artists he had met while on the Dean show. He also recorded several noteworthy records, and was booked on road shows with the hottest country acts of the era. Among them: Red Foley, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Don Gibson, Tex Ritter, Ferlin Huskey, Jim Reeves, Faron Young, just to mention a few. He was also invited to perform on the Grand Ole Opry almost every Saturday Night for several years.*
* See our AKA Dick Flood Early years page for more details.