Rescuer, the 2020 album for LCU’s premiere a cappella group Best Friends, has been nominated for “Best Religious Album,” by the Contemporary A Cappella Society, which represents professional and amateur a capella groups across the globe.
The group has been nominated for seven Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARA) since 2013, and the group won Best Religious Album award for their 2018 release, Risen.
“It’s always an honor to see the hard work of these students rewarded with something tangible,” shared Best Friends co-director Nathan Anderson. “God continues to bless the ministry with talent and a growing audience.”
Best Friends is a group comprised of LCU students from disciplines across the spectrum that performs a cappella arrangements of contemporary Christian and secular music. Industry veteran Gary Moyers, who sang for years in the group Acappella, directed the winning 2017-18 ensemble alongside Anderson; the current group is co-directed by Dr. Philip Camp, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Programs at LCU.
“The students that make up Best Friends are not only strong musicians, but also outstanding individuals, serving as leaders on campus in social clubs, service and professional organizations, and in other music ensembles at LCU,” Dr. Camp shared. “They are not only of high talent and character, but also are just a lot of fun to be around.”
Other previous nominations of Best Friends’ music included “Move” for best song in 2013, All For You for best album in 2014, best album for Every Good Thing in 2015, The Change in 2016, and That Was Then, This Is Now in 2017.