Last Friday, the official list of Contemporary A cappella Recording Award (CARA) winners was released to the public, and several A Cappella Records (ACR) clients were recognized for their immense talent and hard work.
The House Jacks won for Best Pop/Rock Album with their latest release, “level.” Two songs off the album received special recognition, namely “Red Dress” for Best Pop/Rock Song, and “You Were Everything” for Best Professional Original Song.
ACR Clients the Red States swept the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL) categories, winning Best CAL Album for “No Political Affiliation,” and Best CAL Song for their rendition of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World.”
Several collegiate ACR clients also garnered recognition in this year’s CARAs.
In the category of Best Scholastic Original Song, ACR clients On The Rocks and Voices in Your Head from the University of Chicago were named runner up and winner respectively, for their songs “Lighthouse” (by On the Rocks’ Josh Heying) and “Boomerang” (by Voices in Your Head’s Chris Rishel).
Best Male Collegiate Album was awarded to On The Rocks for “A Fifth,” with fellow ACR clients the Duke Pitchforks receiving runner up for “All In.” Columbia’s Nonsequitur took home a Best Mixed Collegiate Solo award for Chris Silverberg’s take on “A Song for You.” And ACR was also represented in the Best Male Collegiate Song and Arrangement categories as well, thanks to “Fireflies” by the Duke Pitchforks (arranged by KC Steedle).
Congratulations to all of the CARA winners and runners up!