Meet Derwin Hinson
Derwin began his musical career at age 9, singing and playing in his father's Gospel Band, The Conrad Hinson Family, in Fayetteville, NC. A musical group comprised of father, mother, brother, sister and Derwin, the band taped a weekly syndicated TV program and toured regionally on the weekends. Eventually, traveling and the commitments associated with the TV program became too much for Mom and Dad Hinson and they retired the band.
Derwin, who by now was on his way to becoming a seasoned professional, had learned everything he could along the way from his father and all the top entertainers he had encountered while on the road and was quickly picked up by a local band. Within months, while still in his late teens, he was auditioned by Country music legend Charlie Louvin.
The very next week Derwin was in Nashville, standing and playing beside Charlie on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
From Charlie Louvin's band Derwin joined another legend, Vern Gosdin, and toured extensively with him, appearing on Crook and Chase, Nashville Now, Austin City Limits, and on Willie Nelson's first Farm Aid.
During his years in Nashville, while not on the road, Derwin worked as a studio musician, did some demo work for several major country artists and even had the opportunity to play with the great Bill Monroe on several occasions.
the early 8o's, Derwin's father became ill, and Derwin moved back to
Wilmington, NC, to be with his parents. His intention was to teach
while forming a band of his own. This was not to be an easy task, as
the wages of a band are often less than the expenses of its members,
and over the months, members came and left for jobs outside of the
In 2007, Derwin was invited to perform at the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, where he had the privilege of playing on stage with Tim Lovelace and legendary artist, Earl Scruggs. Derwin was the featured guest artist for the Virginia Baptist Men’s Conference in Richmond with Dr. Henry Blackaby and Dr. Tom Blackaby, and had the privilege of performing for the “Wounded Warriors” at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In January, 2013, Derwin's "Boot Daddy" jingle was featured on the RFD TV program, "Larry's Country Diner".
Recently, at a Bailey Smith Real Evangelism Conference, Derwin performed for Governor Mike Huckabee.
Derwin and his wife, Alene, live near Wilmington, North Carolina. Alene runs the sound for Derwin and occasionally joins him for a song.
Derwin has opened for the following Gospel Music artists:
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