Derrick ‘Headlines’ Hayes returns to Nashville

Derrick Headlines Hayes ‘motivating the masses.’ photo: WOE Enterprises

Derrick Headlines Hayes ‘motivating the masses.’ photo: WOE Enterprises

Derrick Headlines Hayes is an Illinois native who maintains strong ties to Tennessee because of his Tennessee State University (TSU) alumnus status. Like many he is a proud graduate of TSU who after college, went on to do great things in life. Derrick learned early on that necessity is the mother of invention and that anything in life worth having is worth working hard for. The hard working entrepreneur, motivational speaker, specialty artist and author is returning to Nashville on Saturday August 13, from 2 pm to 4 pm (CST).

He will be speaking during a special youth motivation session in which Derrick Headlines Hayes is the #1 encouragement speaker. Jordan Williams will be speaking about the ‘spoken word’ genre, and they both will present at the Back2school Explosion. The event will be held at the North Nashville/Bordeaux area Beech Creek Baptist Church located at 3101 Curtis Street, Nashville 37218. Attendees at this family and community style event will enjoy games, prizes music and food. There will also be a uniform swap, free back to school supplies and enrollment for the after-school enrichment program, as well as exploring career options. Everything is sponsored by Beech Creek Ministries, a 501(c) organization.

Of his many talents, Hayes is known internationally for having the unique talent of turning names and words into positive messages within seconds. He calls these specialties ‘Derricknyms.’ While at TSU he began his ongoing business success in his freshman year, with three packs of hot dogs. By selling them to hungry students, Hot Dog Heaven was founded. Paying his way through college with Hot Dogs gave Derrick the inspiration he needed to begin teaching other people how to launch and run their own businesses.

‘Today’s Honoree’ is a remarkable tribute blog inspired one day when Derrick was talking with his colleague, L.J. Holloway, about how to give back—and the idea started coming to life. To this day, the blog remains just as unique and sought after as he is.

Having been blessed with an abundance of success, Derrick realized there was a need to reward others while they are still alive. The Today’s Honoree blog gives people a chance to nominate or be nominated for an award by their peers. It doesn’t matter how big or small they are or how much or little money they may have. They all qualify. Each Today’s Honoree has to be nominated by someone other than himself or herself. It’s a great way to give back to someone whom the nominator feels should be recognized.

He has been featured as the keynote speaker at several events sponsored by such entities as the U.S. Department of Commerce, Subway, Legacy Chevrolet, Brown Sanders College, Georgia State University, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Mississippi 4-H, American Camping Association, Bowie State University, Tennessee State University, Georgia Power, Jackson State University, and many others.

Hayes is never selfish with his success. Daily he gives back to other experts and entrepreneurs by providing them with guest blogging opportunities and publicity with his world famous ‘Derrick Interview.’ When Derrick is not speaking or blogging, he is writing original quotes for his Android and iPhone application ‘Motivation To Your Mobile’ giving subscribers all over the world a new positive word of encouragement right to their Smartphone at the start of each day.

The August 13 event is free of charge and open to the public. The doors open promptly at 3 pm, and the speakers start at 4 pm (CST). No advance registration is required. So come out and support the Beech Creek Ministries event and welcome Derrick Headlines Hayes back to Music City.

For more information about Derrick Hayes or to book him for an upcoming event visit the website at; e-mail; or call (706) 615-1662.