Seriously! I was stunned because I can't ever remember Willie without his braids. His publicist, Elaine Schock, said in an interview with Playlist (a Dallas Morning News blog) that Willie just got tired of the maintenance involved. I must admit, as a woman that makes sense. I'll still miss his braids, but he's still got it!
To find out how much he's still got it, listen to his new CD Willie Nelson Country Music. This is the country music that reminds me of the country music I listened to as a kid, when Hank Williams and Patsy Cline were hot tickets. This is a CD you can have a listening party to. (Remember those?) The music is all about the song here. Beside if T-Bone Burnett produced it, you know it's good!