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Hastings native nominated for Grammys

2008 Hastings High School graduate Dylan Bowman is rhythm guitarist and background vocalist for the metal group I Prevail, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards. Bowman attended the annual ceremony on Sunday in Los Angeles.



Greg Chandler

Staff Writer


Dylan Bowman uses words like “otherworldly” to describe his experience attending the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.


Bowman, a 2008 Hastings High School graduate, attended the awards with his band, I Prevail, which received two Grammy nominations – one for best rock album for their recent release, “Trauma,” and one for best metal performance for their song, “Bow Down.” Bowman plays rhythm guitar and provides background vocals for the band, which is based in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills.


“It's so cool, to be able to say this for the rest of your life that you were nominated for a Grammy,” Bowman said in a phone interview with The Banner Wednesday.


I Prevail lost out for the best rock album award to Cage the Elephant, which won for its album “Social Cues,” while Tool won the best metal performance Grammy for its song “7empest.”


“Tool is one of my favorite bands. I'm not even mad about losing to them,” Bowman said.


Bowman joined I Prevail in 2014 after the original rhythm guitarist left the band.


Growing up in Hastings, Bowman was involved with choir and other musical programs in local schools. As a senior at Hastings High School, he played the lead in the school musical production of “Footloose.”


“When I graduated, the one (mock election) award I wanted to win was 'Most likely to win a Grammy.' I didn't get that,” he said.


Bowman's parents, Rod and Marcia, live in Hastings.


I Prevail is getting ready to go on a five-week tour of Europe, and later this year will open for Papa Roach and Five Finger Death Punch on their North American tour, Bowman said.

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