Charlie Diggs (Talent Buyer/Promoter)
War Hippies is a brand new country duo and lifestyle brand from USMC and US Army combat veterans, Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis. Forming in 2022, each has enjoyed an extremely successful career of their own, with a combined 25 years of touring and over 20M streams.
Reis is a world-renowned violinist who has spent years on the road with various artists playing violin/fiddle, piano/keys, guitars and contributing vocals. Off the road, he has written and produced many hit songs for a wide range of artists, groups, television and film projects spanning the genres of Country, Rock, Pop, Gospel and Singer-Songwriter. Donnie’s achievements include 26 Billboard Top 10's and 4 songs on the Billboard 200 chart. Despite receiving a full music scholarship to Miami University, after completing his Sophomore year, Donnie chose not to pursue a career in classical music. Instead, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and began preparations for combat after watching the attack on America, September 11th, 2001. He deployed for a year in Iraq at the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2004-2005. He was honorably discharged in 2009. Since then, Donnie has returned to bases all over the world on multiple MWR and USO tours to entertain troops and connect with fellow warriors. Donnie serves on the Nashville Task Force of the Special Operators Transition Foundation, which specializes in assisting Special Operations Forces veterans with the successful transition from the service into their next great career in corporate America.
Scooter Brown formed the Scooter Brown Band over ten years ago and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. He since toured North America and opened for some of his biggest influences including the Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Lee Roy Parnell and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. With his band, he released American Son feat. Charlie Daniels in late 2017, which reached No. 19 on the iTunes Country chart and he was named in Artists to Watch by Rolling Stone. Spotify supported the title track of the album on playlists “Country Rocks,” “Southern Rock 101” and “Texas Music Now.” Brown was featured as a finalist on USA Network’s “Real Country” in 2018 on Travis Tritt’s team, and was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards presented by iHeartRadio. Scott Brown served 4 years and 3 months, 2 tours overseas with 1 tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine. Brown is a founder and board member for Base Camp 40, an organization that provides brotherhood and support to veterans – www.bc40hunts.com. He is also a father of three children, two of which he and his wife adopted.
War Hippies has become known for their stellar live performance including tight harmonies and a brilliantly eclectic variety of songs. Their debut single, Killin’ It released June 3rd. The official music video premiered June 21st on The Country Network, in the top 3 on the VEVO Country playlist and the top spot on CMT.com’s featured Music Videos. Their 2nd single, The Hangman, released July 22nd, with support from Apple Music’s editorial playlists, Country Roads and New in Country as well as YouTube Music’s Country Murder Ballads and Country’s New Crop. Their self-titled album, War Hippies, releases world-wide on October 14th during The Can’t Miss Tour, supporting Chris Janson and Travis Tritt.
by A1F STAFF posted on August 3, 2022
If you’re a proud American that supports our military and loves great music, you’ll want to know about a new country group and lifestyle brand, War Hippies. The duo, comprised of Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis, may be new on the country-music scene, but both members have lots of music experience.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 3, 2022) – The newly formed duo, War Hippies, released their debut single, “Killin’ It” today! Made up of USMC and US Army combat veterans, Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis, the musicians behind the song have seen tremendous success on their own before teaming up for this new project.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 22, 2022) – Combat-Veterans turned musical duo, War Hippies, release their haunting new single narrating the story of an outlaw and an angel through seamless harmony and an old-country feel.
Friday, July 22, 2022 (Review Written By: Jeffrey Kurtis)
Made up of Scott Brown and Donnie Reis, each no strangers to the country music faithful, they first made their impact felt earlier this year with their debut single “Killin’ It,” and they now return with the hauntingly outlaw branded sound of “The Hangman.”
Tuesday June 7, 2022
@ Scoreboard Bar & Grill in Nashville, TN
(Review by: Jeffrey Kurtis)
While the name may be new, War Hippies are a duo comprised of two musicians/songwriters who have absolutely been around the country music industry for quite some time, cut their teeth by pounding the pavement over the years, and have experienced all the ups and downs that naturally come with pursuing a career in music.
GREELEY, Colo. (February 23, 2022) – The Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards hosted their seventh annual ceremony at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley over the weekend. Scooter Brown took home the coveted Hadley Barrett Person of Year Award which is presented to a person from the Rocky Mountain country music scene that has done incredible things for their community.
"I was totally unprepared for the live show Sunday night at Dosey Doe. I swear with my right hand on a Bible, it was one of the best sets I've ever heard. He [Scooter] and Donnie mesh like no other on stage, and when I tell you it will give you chills, I had a full head of hair when I left. Scott's sound was on point and Donnie's fiddle and piano skills are beyond off the charts. Mark my words, the future is bright for this sound and the country deserves to hear it."
Charlie Diggs (Talent Buyer/Promoter)
War Hippies at Boot Barn Hall, March 11th, 2022. Randy Travis joins the duo on stage to perform to a sold out crowd.
War Hippies Red Dirt Festival at Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, SD, 01/15/22
Recorded at Twelve 3 South Recording, Nashville, TN
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