Catherine MacLellan on her father's musical legacy
In 1970, Gene MacLellan won a Juno Award for Composer of the Year and a year later the Canadian band Ocean had a hit on their hands when they released his gospel pop song, "Put Your Hand in the Hand".
Catherine MacLellan wasn't yet born when her father's star was rising. And she was only a teenager when he died by committing suicide in 1995.
She was very close to her father, but growing up in the shadow of a famous parent can be challenging.
So, when she first began performing, she didn't record her father's songs. She wanted to step out on her own, doing her own music — and she did.
This spring she expanded her repertoire to include her father's music.
Her tribute album to her Dad is titled, "If It's Alright With You — The Songs of Gene MacLellan."