|Genres||Christian, southern gospel|
|Past members||Josh Cobb
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. As a result, the group has won numerous awards.
The group is owned by Scott Fowler.
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, from complications related to leukemia, Parton's "interim" tag was removed, as the group officially named him the regular pianist.
In 2009, Frank Seamans announced that 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 from Soul'd Out Quartet.
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 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.
Members (past and present)
(Under the Name "Legacy Five")
- 1999: Strong in the Strength
- 2000: Songs We Used to Sing
- 2000: Heritage Vol. I
- 2001: Heroes of the Faith
- 2002: Heritage Vol. II
- 2003: London
- 2003: Live At The Palace with Greater Vision
- 2004: Heritage Vol. III
- 2004: Monuments
- 2005: A Little Taste of Heaven
- 2006: A Capella
- 2006: Live in Music City
- 2007: Friday Night Favorites
- 2007: Know So Salvation
- 2007: A Little Christmas
- 2008: A Tribute to Roger
- 2008: God's Been Good
- 2009: Decade: A Celebration of Our First Ten Years!
- 2009: Jubilee! (with the Booth Brothers & Greater Vision)
- 2009: Live At Oak Tree
- 2009: Just Stand
- 2010: Just Stand (re-issued with Gus Gaches)
- 2010: Give the Word a Smile
- 2010: Jubilee 2 (with the Booth Brothers & Greater Vision)
- 2011: A Wonderful Life
- 2012: Jubilee 3
- 2012: Count Your Blessings
- 2014: Great Day
Charting Songs (Top 10)
- 2000 (September): "I Stand Redeemed" – #6
- 2002 (March–April): "Heroes of the Faith" – #9
- 2003 (April): "Somebody Sing" – #8
- 2003 (September): "I Found Grace" – #1
- 2006 (June): "Out of My Darkness" – #10
- 2007 (May–June): "Strike Up the Band" – #4
- 2008 (January): "I've Been Changed" – #5
- 2008 (July): "Know So Salvation" – #9
- 2009 (January): "Hello After Goodbye" – #10
- 2009 (August): "In a Million Years" – #8
- 2010 (October): "My Soul Is Firmly Anchored" – #9
- 2011 (October): "We Shall See Jesus" – #10
- 2012 (November): "I'm Still Amazed" – #6
- Scott Harrell (2008-02-03). "Legacy Five Brings Harmony to Convention". Bradenton Herald. Retrieved 2008-02-13.[dead link]
- "Legacy Five Pianist Roger Bennett Dies". The Chattanoogan. 2007-03-17. Retrieved 2008-02-13.
- Paul Lunsford (2007-04-17). "Southern Gospel Review - Parton Named Pianist for Legacy Five". Harlan Daily Enterprise. Retrieved 2008-02-18.
- Steve Echeverria Jr. (2008-01-31). "Fest Brings Gospel Home". Herald Tribune. Retrieved 2008-02-13.