Rick Cua (born December 3, 1948 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Christian rock singer, songwriter, bassist, author, and ordained minister. He is a former member of the southern rock band, Outlaws, whom he joined in 1980, but left in 1983 to pursue a full-time career in Christian contemporary music, the year after, wherein he gained popularity throughout most the 1980s as a leather-jacket-wearing rocker with an arena rock sound featuring big, shout-along choruses. Upon signing to Reunion in 1988, his works began to take on a softer, more radio-friendly tone that included "sentimental ballads and pop-rock anthems in the style of Michael Bolton." Cua left Reunion in 1992, creating his own label, UCA Records, on which he recorded three studio albums in the 1990s but received little radio play. He as also won several Dove and Grammy Awards.