War Hippies is a new country duo from USMC and US Army combat veterans, Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis. Forming in 2022, each has enjoyed a successful career of their own, with a combined 25 years of touring and over 20M streams.
Reis, a prodigy as a child, 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 gave up his full scholarship and enlisted in the U.S. Army, preparing for a combat deployment after the attack on America, September 11th, 2001. Donnie Reis is a decorated US Army Combat Veteran who served with the 216th Engineer Battalion under the 1st Infantry Division during OIF 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, at 501(c)3 which specializes in assisting Special Operations Forces veterans with the successful transition from the service into their next great careers in corporate America.
Scooter Brown is a multiple award winning songwriter, performer & world wide touring recording artist. He’s performed on the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, numerous national television broadcasts and just about everywhere in between. Toured with Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Marshall Tucker Band & Randy Travis among many other top acts in country music. SB has been showcased by Rolling Stone, People Magazine, CMT, NRA, amongst many other major music publications.