Willie Nelson Chops Off His Braids

Long hair no more
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Suggested by Disillusioned
Posted May 27, 2010 10:50 AM CDT
Willie Nelson Chops Off His Braids
FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photo, Country music artist Willie Nelson performs during the 57th Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn.    (Peter Kramer)

Willie Nelson will have to settle for being known for just his music these days (and, well, the substance he imbibes to keep the vibe mellow): He's gone and chopped off his hallmark braids. The waist-length, reddish pigtails were cut a few weeks ago, said the singer-songwriter's rep, who added that he didn't make a big to-do about the change. "There's a lot of maintenance," she said. Fans are more distraught, notes the AP: "Oh Noooooo!" wrote one.
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