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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)

(Newser) – 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.
(Read more Willie Nelson stories.)

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