Something New, Legacy Five’s Debut StowTown Records Released


Nashville, TN (October 8, 2021) – At a time in our lives when nothing seems normal, new music from our favorite artists can uplift, inspire and encourage us. Legacy Five seeks to do just that with their brand new album, Something New. With their first offering on the StowTown label, the legendary quartet continues to reinvent their delivery of the timeless message of the Gospel. Something New is available today on all digital music platforms, as well as at, and Amazon.

Legacy Five continues their 21-year journey with fresh wind in their sails. The four vocalists have been together for a couple of years now and their sound and camaraderie is solid. Scott FowlerLee BlackBryan Walker and Matt Fouch recently added Garrett Anderson on keys. Yes, after so many years as a mainstay in Southern Gospel music, this is definitely Something New. Group owner and lead vocalist Scott Fowler acknowledges that this album is a significant part of Legacy Five’s story. “As Legacy Five approaches our 22nd year in gospel music, we find our professional journey embarking on Something New, not the least of which is partnering with StowTown Records. StowTown has become a symbol of excellence and integrity, and we are very honored they have invited us to be a small part of their amazing family of artists. This project is a fantastic way to start Something New as we partner in ministry with StowTown!”

StowTown Records President Landon Beene shares, “This project is appropriately titled Something New. Although Legacy Five has been at the top of their game for years, they have managed to reinvent themselves through this project with an incredible new sound of quartet harmony unlike anyone has heard before.” For this kind of achievement, an artist has to fully trust their producers. Wayne Haun and Gordon Mote create a dynamic production team, each bringing years of musical expertise to this project. Sonically, they’ve pushed Legacy Five to the next level, not settling for less than their best. After the success of their previous release, Pure Love, which garnered the GMA Dove Award for Southern Gospel Album of the Year, this project continues the forward momentum that success brought.

With the first track, “Welcome To Your Life,” the listener is drawn in as if during the hero’s adventure sequence in a movie. A full orchestra and big harmonies make this song truly inviting and exciting.  Staying true to their musical roots, there are a variety of traditional Southern Gospel and Country-flavored tunes which are sure to be fan favorites. But a stunningly simple, yet poignant moment on the album may be a surprise to some. “Jesus Wept” brings current events, historical events and personal moments all together under one umbrella: Jesus wept for all of us out of His deep love for us. It’s as if Scott Fowler is giving a sermon in one song. “Given, Buried, Risen,” the first radio single, was released on digital platforms last week and is quickly becoming another Legacy Five hit song. With twelve tracks on the album, Legacy Five fans will be thrilled with the variety of songs on Something New.

Something New is distributed digitally by Provident/Sony and is available worldwide on all digital music platforms.

Track Listing:
Welcome To Your Life (Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey)
Enough For Me (Jason Cox, Lee Black)
Testify (Lee Black, Jason Cox, Joseph Habedank)
Given, Buried, Risen (Cliff Duren, Lee Black)
Jesus Wept (Gina Boe, Joel Lindsey, Sue C. Smith)
Love Speaks (Jeff Bumgardner, Joel Lindsey, Wayne Haun)
Who Better Than Me? (Bryan Walker, Devin McGlamery, Matthew Lawson)
Be Alright (Lee Black, Barry Weeks, Kenna West)
I’ve Seen What He Can Do (Sue C. Smith, Lee Black, Kenna West)
Believer (Bryan Fowler, Rhett Walker, Mitch Wong)
Eyes Of Faith (Lee Black, John Darin Rowsey)
Something New (Lee Black, Bryan Walker)

2021 Singing News Fan Awards

Courtesy Daywind Records / Singing News Magazing

Favorite Artist
Booth Brothers
Collingsworth Family
Jason Crabb*
Karen Peck & New River
Triumphant Qt

Favorite Soloist
Jason Crabb
 Joseph Habedank
 Mark Lowry*
 David Phelps
 Lauren Talley

Favorite Quartet
 Ernie Haase & Signature Sound*

 Kingdom Heirs
 Legacy Five
 Mark Trammell Qt
 Triumphant Qt

Favorite Duet
Jim & Melissa Brady
Aaron & Amanda Crabb*
Josh & Ashley Franks
Peyton Sisters
 Wilburn & Wilburn

Favorite Mixed Group
Collingsworth Family
Jordan Family Band
Karen Peck & New River

Favorite Young Artist
 Hope Bowling (Bowling Family)*
 Autumn Nelon Clark (Nelons)
 Trevor Conkle (Mark Trammell Qt)
 Katie Erwin (Erwins)
 Logan Smith (11th Hour)

Favorite Trio
 Booth Brothers
Jeff & Sheri Easter*
 Brian Free & Assurance
 Greater Vision
 The Sound

Favorite Tenor
 Chris Allman (Greater Vision)
 Michael Booth (Booth Brothers)
 Brian Free (Brian Free & Assurance)
Ernie Haase (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)*
David Sutton (Triumphant Qt)

Favorite Lead
Ronnie Booth (Booth Brothers)*
 Rodney Griffin (Greater Vision)
 Dean Hopper (Hoppers)
 Clayton Inman (Triumphant Qt)
  Arthur Rice (Kingdom Heirs)

Favorite Band
Gaither Vocal Band*
 Jeff & Sheri Easter
 Jordan Family Band
 Kingdom Heirs

Favorite Baritone
 Dustin Doyle (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)
 Loren Harris (Kingdom Heirs)
 Scotty Inman (Triumphant Qt)*
 Paul Lancaster (Booth Brothers)
 Mark Trammell (Mark Trammell Qt)

Favorite Songwriter
Lee Black
Bill Gaither*
 Rodney Griffin
 Joseph Habedank
 Scotty Inman

Favorite Bass
 Pat Barker (Guardians)
 Eric Bennett (Triumphant Qt)
 Jeff Chapman (Kingdom Heirs)
 Matt Fouch (Legacy Five)
 Paul Harkey (Ernie Haase & Signature Sound)*

Favorite Album
Worship From Home (Collingsworth Family)
The Journey (Greater Vision)
 Songs For The Times (Isaacs)*
 Live Like No Other (McKameys)
 Bigger Than Sunday (Triumphant Qt)

Favorite Soprano
 Brooklyn Blair (Collingsworth Family)
 Karen Peck Gooch (Karen Peck & New River)
 Kim Hopper (Hoppers)*
 Morgan Easter Smith (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
10. Lauren Talley (Talleys)

Favorite Song
You Are Loved (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
The God I Serve (Karen Peck & New River)
I Believe The Book  (Legacy Five)
Can I Get A Witness  (The Sound)
Eye Of The Storm (Triumphant Qt)*

Favorite Alto
Kelly Nelon Clark (Nelons)
Sheri Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter)I 
Courtney Metz (Collingsworth Family)
 Libbi Stuffle (Perrys)
 Susan Whisnant (Whisnants)*

Favorite New Artist
Bowling Sisters*
Endless Highway
 Heart 2 Heart
 Jordan Family Band
 The Sound

Favorite Musician
 Kim Collingsworth (Collingsworth Family)
 Jared Easter (Jeff & Sheri Easter)
 Gordon Mote (Soloist)
 Gerald Wolfe (Greater Vision)
 Sonya Isaacs Yeary (Isaacs)*

Is the Genesis flood account plagiarized?

Floyd Rogers

Let’s consider some universal things.  For example, everyone eats. When ancient people learned how to write, they recorded stories about every part of life including stories about people eating. Wouldn’t it be ridiculous to conclude that whomever was the first to make a written record of people eating must have invented eating? Is this rather absurd assumption any different than the presupposition made by those who claim the flood account originated with an author that pre-dates Genesis.

Other cultures may have written down flood stories that pre-date our oldest copies of Genesis, but this only indicates they were the first to write it down.  After all, Genesis records a flood that happened when the earliest humans walked the earth, possibly before anyone had written language. Isn’t it interesting that cultures from the Mesopotamians to the Mayans have written stories of a great flood? It’s what you would expect to find the flood were an oral tradition handed down to all descendants no matter how far apart they eventually settled.

What are your thoughts?

Southern Gospel Happenings


The Bates Family has released a new single to radio.  “We Need a Revival” is co-written with much-sought-after Gospel Music writer John Darin Rowsey.

Congratulations to Phil and Kim Collingsworth!  The couple celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Sunday.

The National Quartet Convention kicked off Sunday in the US. The event continues through Saturday, October 2.

A Celebration of Life was held Sept 21 for accomplished Gospel pianist Jeff Stice who passed away Sept 14.

The Singing News Magazine plans to launch Singing News TV. The magazine says the channel will be a cross-platform digital television network with Southern Gospel Music and family-friendly documentaries and movies.

Loved pianist Jeff Stice dies at 61

Jeff Turner

A man whose love for the piano started at the age of six and continued throughout his life as he became one of the best known pianists in Southern Gospel Music has died.  Jeff Stice suffered a fall at his home late last month and doctors had to perform a surgery on his spinal court.  He was battling COVID-19 at the time of the fall.  Texas Gospel Canada was informed that Jeff died Tuesday, Sept. 14 at the hospital.

Early in Jeff’s career he played with the Blackwood Brothers, The Rex Nelon Singers and in 1990 helped form the group Perfect Heart. He received the Favorite Young Artist Award from the Singing News Magazine and went on to take other top honors in Gospel Music.

Jeff was one of the founding members of the Triumphant Quart.  The group posted condolences on its webpage Tuesday.

According to Jeff’s website, he went through a season of reflection and change in February of 2014. He enrolled in an intense discipleship program for three months. While there, he discovered God in a way he had never known Him before.

Jeff put it this way in his online biography: “While sitting on a picnic table by a creek one afternoon, I felt God’s arms wrap around me. He drew me close and reminded me that he loved me unconditionally and that He had given me a gift to share…the gift of Grace. For 46 years I had known about God, but now I know how to BE with God. So now, I have a testimony to share and I have a new song to play as I start a new chapter for my life.”

Jeff Stice was 61.

Funeral arrangements are pending.