Legacy Five

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Legacy Five
GenresChristian, Southern Gospel
Years active2000–present
Members
Scott Fowler
Scott Howard
Gus Gaches
Matt Fouch
Trey Ivey
Past members
Josh Cobb
Tony Jarman
Roger Bennett
Frank Seamans
Tim Parton
Glenn Dustin
 
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Legacy Five
GenresChristian, Southern Gospel
Years active2000–present
Members
Scott Fowler
Scott Howard
Gus Gaches
Matt Fouch
Trey Ivey
Past members
Josh Cobb
Tony Jarman
Roger Bennett
Frank Seamans
Tim Parton
Glenn Dustin

Legacy Five is a Southern Gospel Quartet founded by former Cathedral Quartet members Roger Bennett and Scott Fowler after the owners of the Cathedral Quartet, Glen Payne and George Younce, decided to retire in 1999.[1] Group members attribute their success to the changing face of gospel music and their willingness to adapt to it.[1] As a result, the group has won numerous awards.

The group is co-owned by Scott Fowler and Debbie Bennett.

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Members

Legacy Five's very first lineup consisted of tenor Josh Cobb, lead Scott Fowler, baritone Scott Howard, bass Glenn Dustin, and pianist Roger Bennett. Bennett supplied a fifth vocal part in some songs, but when he sang, it was mainly for verses. The group enjoyed great success with their first album release, Strong In The Strength. The group's first Top 10 hit, I Stand Redeemed, featured young tenor Josh Cobb. Cobb won the Horizon Individual award at NQC 2000, but he resigned from the group two days later.

The group has experienced minimal turnover in membership, except for the tenor position. Josh Cobb left in 2000 and was replaced by Tony Jarman, who stayed with the group until 2004. Frank Seamans was with the group from 2004 to 2009. Tim Parton, a pianist who produced a number of the group's albums, joined the group on the road in October 2006 as a substitute for the ill Bennett. Following Bennett's death on March 17, 2007,[2] from complications related to leukemia, Parton's "interim" tag was removed, as the group officially named him the regular pianist.[3]

In 2009, Frank Seamans announced he was leaving due to his son's health issues. His replacement was Gus Gaches, who previously sang with groups such as Calvary Construction Company, Elvis' Imperials, and most recently, The LeFevre Quartet.

In 2011, pianist Tim Parton left, and was replaced by Trey Ivey.

On July 12 2012, bass singer Glenn Dustin resigned, and was replaced by Matt Fouch.

Performances

They have performed with the Gaither Homecoming Friends as well as being a regular feature at the National Quartet Convention. Recent performances include the 2008 Winter Gospel Music Convention[4]

They have been nominated for 40 Singing News Fan Awards, including Best Traditional Male Quartet in 2004[2] and have won or been nominated for an award nearly every year.[1] At the 2004 Fan Awards, the group won in the categories of Traditional Quartet, Baritone, Bass and Pianist. At the 2007 Fan Awards, Roger Bennett was posthumously awarded Favorite Musician Award. He had won it 15 times in a row, and is the holder of the record for most consecutive such awards to date. Glenn Dustin also won Favorite Bass, and the group's Live In Music City album won Album of the Year.

One of their best-known songs, "Heroes of the Faith", was composed by Roger Bennett, in honor of Glen Payne.

Group Member Timeline

Discography

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