Gene Sisco

   Old age is 'Just a State of Mind,'
Gene Sisco releases new album
Reprinted courtesy of: The Mountain Citizen

   BY GARY BALL
   CITIZEN EDITOR                         
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   TOMAHAWK An off the cuff
   remark during a conversation between  county music legend Hylo Brown and  Martin County's own entertainer Gene Sisco was the inspiration for a new  song, the title cut of Sisco's new album: Just a State of Mind.  "Hylo and I were talking on the phone  and he was feeling a little under the weather," Sisco said Thursday. "He was talking about the little ills and  aches associated with old age, and I made the comment that old age was  simply a state of mind. He thought about it, said it sounded like a song and we put our heads together and came up with a new song."  Sisco, a former news journalist and Mountain Citizen columnist, is well known in country music circles. As host of "Raw Country," a half-hour radio show on WSAC "on the river in  Louisa" (92.3 FM), he spotlights local talent each Monday morning at 11 a.m. "I've had Annalyse McCoy, Gretta Ward, Roger Goble and others on my show," he  said. "I believe we have some of the best musicians and singers in the country right  around here. It really isn't any wonder why U.S. Route 23 is called the country music highway. There are still a lot of good countrymusic entertainers here."  The Tomahawk native credits a new sound for his latest album, saying it is mixture between traditional country and bluegrass. "I believe folks will appreciate it," he noted. "I am honored to have written one of  these songs with Hylo. I've known him for about 45 years, and although we're good  friends, I'm also one his biggest fans. He is truly one of the finest guys I've ever  known."

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Just A State of Mind
Legend of Tom and Puss

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