FOR over twenty years local songwriter,
O'Jaye Armstrong has been writing songs and to date has penned
over 200 and has been pitching them to anyone who would listen.
Recently O'Jaye, who lives in the Boardmills
area of Lisburn, sent some of his songs to top American
recording artist Buddy Lewis.
Buddy was so impressed with the Lisburn man's
songs that he decided to publish three of them. Buddy Lewis may
be a new name to country music fans on this side of Atlantic but
in the States he is rated among the top ten traditional country
Talking about O'Jaye and his songs, Buddy
said: "O'Jaye is a master songwriter who captures the words and
feelings for his songs from our life's highs and lows.
"O'Jaye takes a slice of life and turns it
into a warm, beautiful lyric and melody. Most of us who have
lived a little can relate to the ideas expressed in O'Jaye's
songs and somehow feel better when we hear that others have gone
through the same thing.
I am in the process of recording three of
O'Jaye Armstrong's songs: 'If My Heart Were Made Of Wood',
'Talking To The Man In The Moon' and 'Lucy's Got Diamonds'.
"All three of these songs are of the finest
quality of lyric and melody; simple yet powerful. I know that
O'Jaye has many more songs that I will be recording for my fans
and fans of O'Jaye Armstrong."