July 9, 1966 |
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Genres||Christian, Southern gospel|
|Associated acts||The Sound
Scott Fowler was the baritone vocalist with the classic Cathedral Quartet from 1991 through 1999 when the quartet disbanded. After the retirement of the Cathedrals, he co-founded Legacy Five along with former Cathedral pianist Roger Bennett, in which he sings lead. He has also performed with groups such as The Messengers Quartet and The Sound.
Scott Eric Fowler, co-founder, lead singer and manager for Legacy Five, was born the youngest of four kids on July 9, 1966 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott actually got his start singing when he was a small boy. His dad would go to preach revivals at area churches, and the family would sing before his dad preached. Gospel music was a big part of the Fowler family home life.
When Scott was 14, some friends took him to see the famous Cathedral Quartet. Scott fell in love with their music and recalls "buying $100 worth of music at their concert... and that was my hard earned grass cutting money!" Scott was a gospel music addict from that moment on.
In the spring of 1987, Scott finally got the opportunity he had been praying for. After spending two years at Oakland City University and two subsequent years in nursing school in St. Louis, he finally got the chance to live out the quartet dream. Scott moved to Houston, Texas, where he spent 2½ years singing with a group called The Sound.
Then, in December 1990, Scott's ultimate dream came true when he was asked to join the Cathedrals, where he served as the group's baritone for ten years until they retired in December 1999. During those years, he was given the privilege of singing beside southern gospel greats, George Younce (bass singer) and Glen Payne (lead singer).
When the Legendary Cathedral Quartet retired from singing in December 1999, Scott Fowler and Cathedral piano player, Roger Bennett decided to continue the rich musical tradition of Southern Gospel Quartet singing by forming their own group. Legacy Five was organized and had their official debut in January 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia. The original group members included Fowler on lead, Roger at the piano, Scott Howard as baritone, Josh Cobb as tenor, and bass singer Glenn Dustin. Their first CD was the Strong In The Strength. Over the years, Legacy Five has had several personnel changes, including the death of piano player and Fowler's best friend, Roger Bennett, and today the group consists of Fowler, Howard, tenor singer Gus Gaches, bass singer Matt Fouch and piano player Trey Ivey.
Death of Roger Bennett
Scott's best friend, Roger Bennett, suffered from leukemia for 12 years and after a long, hard fought battle, succumbed to his disease in March 2007. That left Fowler as the lone owner of Legacy Five. He had to dig down deep to carry on. "Roger said he would come back and haunt me if I didn't carry the ministry of Legacy Five forward... his music and influence will always be with us."
Scott is married to Taryn Davis and the couple has two children. It was while he was with the Cathedrals that Scott met Taryn during a Charles Stanley Alaskan Cruise in 1996. Taryn's dad, Christian comedian Ken Davis, was also performing on the cruise and he invited Scott to join him and his family for dinner on the ship. One year later while on the same cruise, Scott asked Taryn to marry him. On December 28, 1997, in Denver, Colorado, Scott and Taryn became husband and wife.
On October 18, 2003, their first child, Preston Davis Vernon Fowler was born. On August 18, 2005, Scott and Taryn's second child, Bailey Eric Fowler was born.
Scott is very devoted to his family, but he's also committed to the group of men he travels with. When Roger Bennett was facing his first bone marrow transplant in 2004, Scott called on Legacy Five supporters for help. He helped raise over $600,000 for the Roger Bennett Benefit Fund, and ultimately received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild.
Scott Fowler has been featured on popular songs such as Never Before, Never Again, Jesus Saves, It's Not What's Over the Door, What Faith Does, In His Grip, and When They Found Nothing. Legacy Five regularly works with Greater Vision and The Booth Brothers.
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