A CARA Award is the a cappella equivalent to the Grammy Award, and Lubbock Christian University’s a cappella group, Best Friends, are up for nomination. The Best Friends album “All For You” was nominated for “Best Religious Album” by the Contemporary A Cappela Recording Society. Winners will be announced in Boston at the Boston Sings A Cappella (BOSS) Festival on April 12.
“This entire project was a particularly special collaboration,” comments Windy Babcock, director of Best Friends. “Not only were we able to do a double album of our contemporary Christian favorites and praise and worship with Josh Kasinger, but we actually recorded our LCU Blur Worship Experience live for the second part. This makes the nomination extra special because it’s not only a Best Friends celebration, but our LCU family!”
LCU’s Blur Worship Experience is a student led night of worship that occurs twice a semester on the LCU campus. Josh Kasinger, the worship minister at Bammel Church of Christ in Houston, often joins Best Friends to lead worship at Blur and similar events. Worship at the November 2012 Blur was recorded for the “All For You” album.
Best Friends is the only collegiate group in its category, competing against A.K.A. Pella, Higher Ground, and Just6. Other a cappella groups who will be recognized at the BOSS Festival include winners from NBC’s talent show the “Sing Off.”
Best Friends was nominated for a “Best Religious Song” CARA last year for their song “Move” from their album “Where I Belong.”