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COUNTRY MUSIC DUO WAR HIPPIES AND VETERAN-OWNED NINE LINE APPAREL TEAM UP ON EXCLUSIVE MERCHANDISING PARTNERSHIP

Debut War Hippies Design is Now Available on Nine Line Apparel’s Website 
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 16, 2023)War Hippies – the country music duo comprised of USMC and U.S. Army combat veterans Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis – and veteran-owned Nine Line Apparel have proudly announced a partnership that grants Nine Line exclusive rights to the manufacturing and fulfillment of all War Hippies merchandise. 


To kick off the partnership, Nine Line released its inaugural War Hippies design, which is available for purchase at ninelineapparel.com. The limited-time design features an acoustic guitar flanked by two American flags and an oversized guitar pick emblazoned with “USA,” along with the War Hippies name and the phrase “Live Free.” It is the first of several limited-time collaborative designs between Nine Line and War Hippies that will be released periodically in the months ahead, in addition to the duo’s core merchandise and gear. All subsequent War Hippies designs following the initial release will be available for purchase on a dedicated landing page on the Nine Line website.

 

The Savannah-based Nine Line Apparel is a veteran-owned lifestyle brand known for its patriotic-themed designs and apparel. The company is dedicated to reviving American manufacturing and the jobs they generate – setting the example for others to follow. At its core, Nine Line is a give-back organization, striving to give back to the military and first responder communities. From first responder and military non-profits to disaster relief initiatives, Nine Line is committed to the ongoing support of charitable initiatives that better the communities they serve.


“Nine Line has a unique appreciation for, and understanding of, what the War Hippies brand is all about and we have the utmost respect for the company’s staunch support of the military community and deep commitment to bolstering American manufacturing and jobs,” said Brown and Reis. “This partnership really is an ideal match and it’s particularly fitting that we’re able to announce it and introduce the first Nine Line War Hippies design during Military Appreciation Month.” 


“Nine Line is always looking for new partners who share our values and wear their beliefs on their sleeves like we do. War Hippies and I not only share a common background being veterans and staunch believers in the promise of America, they are also just all-around amazing people who we have long been fans of,” said Tyler Merritt, founder and CEO of Nine Line Apparel. “Through their tireless efforts advocating on behalf of the veteran community, not to mention their soulful music and songwriting that have been enjoyed by millions, they have inspired a generation of admirers, listeners and citizens. We are proud to be the official apparel partner of the War Hippies and are eager to introduce our customers to them.” 


In addition to their busy touring and recording schedule, both Brown and Reis are active in advocacy work that benefits their fellow veterans and military families, which is as much a part of who they are as their genuine songwriting and spirited live performances. Brown is a founder and board member for Base Camp 40 – Warriors In The Wild, which provides brotherhood and support to veterans through an array of outdoor excursions, while Reis sits on the executive board of the Nashville Task Force for the Special Operators Transition Foundation, a nonprofit that helps Special Operations Forces veterans with their transition to professional careers. War Hippies was also recently featured in the Call of Duty Endowment’s “Loot For Good” campaign, which raised $1 million for the Endowment’s efforts to help veterans find meaningful jobs and careers.

About War Hippies
War Hippies – the country music duo and lifestyle brand from USMC and U.S. Army combat veterans Scooter Brown and Donnie Reis – arrived on the scene in 2022 with a bang and have already garnered widespread critical acclaim for their genuine songwriting and stellar live performances. With a combined 25 years of touring experience and more than 20 million streams, neither is a stranger to musical success. An award-winning songwriter, Brown has collected numerous industry accolades and toured extensively with Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, the Marshall Tucker Band, Whiskey Myers and others, while Reis is a world-renowned violinist who has spent years on the road playing violin/fiddle, keys and guitars and written and recorded hit songs for a variety of artists as well as film and TV projects. The pair’s throwback country feel, unique stories and positive message resonates with both fans and fellow artists alike – Randy Travis joined War Hippies on stage for their debut headlining performance and Tritt, along with Chris Janson, added the duo to their 2022 ‘Can’t Miss Tour’ months before War Hippies even released their first single. On tap for 2023 is new music and more shows, all while War Hippies continue their advocacy work supporting fellow veterans and military families. WarHippies.com.

About Nine Line Apparel 
Founded in 2012 by Army Captain and former Special Operations Air Mission Commander Tyler Merritt, Nine Line Apparel is a patriotic lifestyle brand based out of Savannah, Georgia. Nine Line is known for their patriotic designs, and as a give-back organization that supports our nation’s veterans and first responders through the Nine Line Foundation and other non-profit initiatives. To learn more, visit ninelineapparel.com.