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. Group members attribute their success to the changing face of gospel music and their willingness to adapt to it.
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, saying that he felt he wasn't really part of the group.
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, who sang with Scott Fowler in the '90s in a group called The Sound, replaced Tony and stayed with the group from 2004 to 2009. In 2005, he won the Horizon Individual Award.
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, from complications related to leukemia, Parton's "interim" tag was removed, as the group officially named him the regular pianist.
In September 2009, Frank Seamans announced his departure from Legacy Five due to his son's health issues. In October, his replacement, Gus Gaches, who previously sang with The LeFevre Quartet, was announced. Frank's last concert with Legacy Five was on December 26, 2009. On December 27, Gus started singing with the group.
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 from Soul'd Out Quartet.
On August 26, 2015 Gus Gaches announced his departure due to several allergies and vocal fatigue. On October 8, Josh Feemster, formerly of Mercy's Mark, was named the new tenor for Legacy Five and started singing on November 2.
They have performed with the Gaither Homecoming Friends as well as being a regular feature at the National Quartet Convention.
They have been nominated for 40 Singing News Fan Awards, including Best Traditional Male Quartet in 2004 and have won or been nominated for an award nearly every year. At the 2004 Fan Awards, the group won in the categories of Traditional Quartet, Baritone, Bass and Pianist. At the 2005 Fan Awards, Frank Seamans won the Horizon Individual Award. 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. At the 2008 Fan Awards, the group won the Best Traditional Male Quartet Award one more time. At the 2010 Fan Awards, the Jubilee! project, by Legacy Five, Greater Vision and The Booth Brothers won the Album of the Year Award.
One of their best-known songs, Heroes of the Faith, was composed by Roger Bennett in honor of Glen Payne. Yesterday's Preacher, from the A Little Taste of Heaven project, was recorded in honor of George Younce. Hello After Goodbye, from their God's Been Good project, was recorded in honor of Roger Bennett.
Members (past and present)
Scott Fowler (Bass Guitar)
Jordan Bennett (Bass Guitar)
Roger Bennett (Piano)
Tim Parton (Piano)
Trey Ivey (Piano)
Gary Buckner (Bus Driver) (Occasionally sang bass)
Cathedrals Family Reunion Members