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DJ  O. J. Sikes

historian and nationally syndicated reviewer of Western music whose work appears regularly in "Western Clippings", "Rope Burns", "The Western Way" and on a number of web sites. Beginning in 1982 and continuing into the 1990s, he reviewed Western music, first for "Under Western Skies", a film magazine, and then for "Song of the West" magazine. His articles on Western music and its history, and other Western topics, have also been published in all of these periodicals and in "Cowboy" magazine, "American Cowboy" magazine and "Classic Country & Western" magazine.
He has written liner notes for a number of CDs, including Gene Autry's "25 Cowboy Classics", Rex Allen's "The Voice of the West", the Cass County Boys' "Ride Ranger Ride", Monte Hale's "The Real Monte" and others. He is also a frequent panelist at Western music and film festivals.
O.J. enjoyed both western and country music as a small boy in N.C., and later, in 1960, became a Sons of the Pioneers fan when he saw the group perform in Colorado. In college in Nashville, he visited the Grand Ole Opry frequently, where he was introduced to the music of Patsy Cline, Flatt & Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins, and other legendary country performers.  These experiences became the roots of what became a life-long hobby. 
In 2001, he began a radio show, "Western Music Time",  which features music and stories "from the days of the silver screen cowboys," and includes contemporary Western music as well. The show reaches  a wide range of listeners, from office workers to truck drivers, from members of the armed forces on duty overseas to wranglers gathered around a computer in the bunkhouse. In 2010, “Western Music Time” was voted Show of the Year by the members of the Western Music Association (www.WesternMusic.org). He is currently serving with Johnny Western, Rex Allen, Jr., Roy Rogers, Jr. and others on the Western Music Association's Advisory Board, and is a member of the WMA's Hall of Fame selection committee.