From the remnants of the beloved Cathedral Quartet came one of today’s prominent Southern Gospel Groups. This week, Legacy Five joins us on Gospel Music Showcase.
In 1999, the Southern Gospel Music world was changed forever when George Younce and Glen Payne announced that Cathedral Quartet would retire. In December that year, a 30-year era in gospel music came to an end.
Legacy Five’s first decade has been marked with countless Singing News Fan Awards as well as several Dove Award nominations, but Scott Fowler says, “the most rewarding accolades are the ones we get in the form of letters from the people we sing to. People telling us how a song we sang ministered to them or encouraged them. The personal testimonies of God’s goodness in folk’s lives and knowing that our efforts are making an eternal difference, is why we do what we do.”
In 2004, Legacy Five all but swept the Singing News Fan Awards winning the Favorite Group, as well as Favorite Pianist, Favorite Baritone and Favorite Bass. They also launched their highly successful Celebration events, bringing together gospel music’s finest artists and hundreds of Legacy Five fans to the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN, for three days of fun, fellowship and spiritual rejuvenation.
In March of 2007, Co-Founder Roger Bennett died after a 9-year battle with Leukemia. Roger endured 3 bone marrow transplants and countless chemotherapy treatments. But his “legacy” lives on thru the music he wrote and the group he started.
- 2011 – A Wonderful Life
- 2010 – Jubilee 2 (with Booth Brothers and Greater Vision)
- 2010 – Give the Word a Smile
- 2010 – Just Stand (Reissued with Gus Gaches)