“Dylan moves his family to Nashville with dreams of people singing his songs by heart but a tragic December accident takes his oldest daughter from him and destroys his love of Christmas. Needing a miracle to pull him from the brink he is inspired to begin writing the stories and songs that surround him which reignites his dreams for his music to really matter. Emerging from the shadows of her big sister, Dylan's talented and intuitive daughter Sadie becomes a conduit towards healing and renewed faith. With wisdom beyond her years, and help from her special angel sister Molly, Dylan re-discovers a love for Christmas and a peace about the past. With God’s grace, support from an amazing wife and faithful family, and a gritty never give-up attitude, he realizes that his most important dreams are right in his own living room and to trust God’s plan for his life.”
Drawing from his real lived experience of moving to Nashville with wide eyes and big dreams, Derek writes lines of script and music from a place of honesty and reality. Currently residing in the Nashville area with his wife and 5 boys, Derek began work on this project in 2018 and is now on a mission to bring his new Christmas story to the masses. In 2021 he debuted this brand new production in Salt Lake City and in 2023 he is gathering his team for the first ever Tennessee Tour in December.
Derek has been a songwriter in Nashville for over 15 years and has rubbed shoulders with record label executives, music-row publishers, producers, musicians, and of course fellow songwriters. For many years he has performed with his two brothers (The Hinckley Brothers) and made a run at Nashville to chase the dream of making it on the big stage. He has written for Nashville song publishers and is currently a signed writer at an L.A based publishing company working with tv and film.
Derek is a prolific writer and taking this next step to write a musical script and score has been a lifelong dream. Threads of his real life are woven into the fabric of the story as songs, character, and story-telling intersect. After all, you write best about what you know.
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THE HINCKLEY CREW
Mount Juliet, TN