• 50°

Natchez High grad vying for Mississippi music award

 

NATCHEZ — A Natchez musician is getting ready to walk the red carpet at a Mississippi Music Foundation ceremony Saturday, where he has been nominated for the C.L. Shaddock Award for his original instrumental piece, “I would Not Be Here,” — however, he needs support from local fans to win.

Cyantai Woods, formerly known as Edwin Green II, a student of the Los Angeles Recording School and a 2016 graduate of Natchez High School, is asking people to vote for him in the online contest at www.mississippimusicfoundation.org.

Woods has had a long-time passion for music and film production, he said.

“I’ve been producing music for a good while,” Woods said, adding that he’d studied music as a member of the Technology Student Association at NHS, where he won district and state competitions for musical production.

Woods has also practiced the art of script writing with his mother, Vickie Green, who is a known local playwright for Natchez stage and church production, Woods said.

Woods is one of two nominees for the C.L. Shaddock Award, he said, which would be presented during the 2019 Mississippi Music Awards ceremony Saturday at the Landers Center in Southaven.

Woods said he needs as many votes as he can get to receive the award.

“I’ll be graduating (from LARS) later this year, in October,” Woods said. “I hope to be more involved in music and continue to strive to be a better artist. I love pop and dance music — basically any kind of music really. … and I love making new friends and meeting new people.”

The awards ceremony starts at 3 p.m. and is open to public attendees with a $20 donation at the door an $18 donation paid online in advance.

Votes can be submitted and tickets purchased at www.mississippimusicfoundation.org.

Listen to “I Would Not Be Here” at soundcloud.com/user-860620713/i-would-not-be-here.

News

Season of Wishes: Seeds of Change has a mission to help people

News

African-Cuban dance and drum celebration is this weekend

News

State Health Officer urges people to avoid public events

Business

Natchez mayor: Titan Tire plant to remain open to industrial prospects

News

Natchez interviews 3 fire chief candidates

News

State reaches new one-day high in COVID-19 case numbers

News

Natchez firefighters battle Tuesday night house fire

News

Season of Wishes: Christmas Tree fund in need of donations

News

Trinity Medical cuts ribbon, hopes to be open in January

News

Adams County included in Gov. Reeves’ mask mandate

News

$20.7M contract awarded for new Natchez High School building

News

Natchez mayor elaborates on Christmas parade COVID-19 plans

News

Mississippi reports record number of virus hospitalizations

News

Vidalia pastor sets up GoFundMe account for niece who lost 3 children in Thanksgiving fire

News

Adams County records another COVID-19 death

News

Kyzar blends work, home life

News

Rep. Sam C. Mims, V, Awarded State Legislator of the Year by Rural Health Association

DEVELOPING NEWS

Natchez mayor announces change in Christmas parade plans after COVID-19 numbers spike

News

Bird’s-eye view: Artist with Natchez roots gives creations new perspective

News

Hundreds turnout for Natchez Christmas tree lighting Saturday night

BREAKING NEWS

Natchez-Adams schools to continue virtual learning only through December

News

E-911: Seconds can seem like minutes in emergencies (with audio)

COVID-19

Hospital CEO tests positive for COVID-19 as local cases rise

BREAKING NEWS

Flash flood warning issued for parts of Natchez