War Hippies

In 2022, War Hippies, the country music duo and lifestyle brand co-founded by Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis, burst onto the music scene. Their authentic songwriting and electrifying live performances quickly garnered widespread critical acclaim. 

Before teaming up, Scooter Brown had already earned numerous industry accolades including a No. One cut “Sent Me You” performed by Josh Ward, he won Male Vocalist of the Year at the 3rd Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards and extensively toured with iconic artists such as Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, the Marshall Tucker Band and Whiskey Myers. Meanwhile, world-renowned violinist, writer, and producer, Donnie Reis, has contributed to over 14 Billboard Top 10’s, including two #1 songs on three #1 records. He also has an extensive touring history both stateside and overseas including four MWR tours entertaining our troops.  

On October 14 of that year War Hippies unleashed their self-titled debut album during The Can't Miss Tour, where they provided support for Chris Janson and Travis Tritt. The album made an immediate impact, debuting at No. 8 on the iTunes Country Chart and reaching No. 30 across all genres in its first week. To date, it has amassed over 2 million streams. Their track "Make It Out Alive" from the album earned a coveted spot on American Songwriter's prestigious Top 24 Songs of 2022 list. Another album cut, "The Hangman," gained significant traction and its official music video received a Silver Telly Award for Craft Video & Cinematography. 

In addition to their musical pursuits, Brown and Reis are U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army combat veterans, respectively and the duo remains committed to supporting fellow veterans and military families through advocacy work, fundraising, and helping children secure access to musical instruments. War Hippies are on track to perform 80-120 live concerts by the end of 2023. Their tour schedule includes supporting Travis Tritt, headlining performances, and music festivals across the country. They’ve also recently received a sponsorship endorsement from Harley-Davidson and have been performing at rallies and participating in rides across the US. Furthermore, the duo is currently in the studio producing new music while also creating new video content and working on other highly anticipated projects.

  • Scooter Brown

    • Over 5 Million streams across platforms and counting.
    • Served 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine.
    • Debuted at the Grand Ole Opry in 2019 
    • Won The 2020 Fan Army Award and 2019 Male Vocalist of the Year Award at the Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards.
    • Scooter competed on USA Network’s “Real Country” on Travis Tritt’s team.
    • American Son album released 2017 featuring Charlie Daniels on title track. reached No. 19 on iTunes Country chart
    • Named to Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know”
    • Has toured with Travis Tritt, the Marshall Tucker Band and Whiskey Myers, among others.
    • Brown is a founder and board member for Base Camp 40, an organization that provides brotherhood and support to veterans – https://bc40hunts.org/
    • Brown is also a father of four children, two of which he and his wife adopted.
    • Brown co-wrote “Valor” with Chris Kyle.
  • Donnie Reis

    • Owner and Executive Producer of the Twelve 3 South Recording studio in Nashville, TN.
    • Served in the US Army from 2001-2009. 1 combat tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004- 2005.
    • Picked up the violin at 10 years old and quickly mastered it, winning several solo competitions and earning national recognition as concertmaster of several symphony orchestras and pit orchestras. 
    • Launched his own violin line in 2017, The Donnie Reis Violin Collection
    • Received a full music scholarship to Miami University but chose to enlist in the U.S. Army after his sophomore year. 
    • Donnie has worked with a variety of artists over the years including, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Frontmen of Country [Richie McDonald (Lonestar), Tim Rushlow (Little Texas), Larry Stewart (Restless Heart)], Lee Greenwood, Foreigner. He has also composed music for multiple film and TV spots. 
    • To date his catalog has achieved 26 Billboard Top 10's and 4 songs on the Billboard 200 chart
    • Donnie serves on the Executive board of the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival and the Nashville Task Force for the Special Operators Transition Foundation