Bye-Bye Blonde! Kellie Pickler Goes Redhead: Love It or Hate It?

11/11/2009 at 09:20 PM ET

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Kellie Pickler may be one of country’s most iconic blondes — she’s even impersonated Dolly Parton — but for now, she’s joining a less represented segment of the music community: redheads! The bombshell debuted her newly auburn locks on the red carpet of the CMA Awards tonight, having carefully tucked them under a hat for Parton’s Live from London DVD premiere party on Tuesday night. Pickler joked of the attention her new do is getting on the red carpet, saying, “It seems to be the thing to talk about.” She also gave a shout-out to legendary country redhead Reba McEntire, suggesting that she was joining her ranks since “we’ve got enough blondes in country.” But, she did admit to PEOPLE that she is still adjusting to her new do. “The hair doesn’t make the person, but it has been a shocker. I wake up in the morning and walk by the mirror and I’m like, ‘Who’s that!’ I thought someone broke into my house!” Pickler did manage to find the upside, explaining that, “It’s been interesting with red hair cause you can’t wear the same things. It’s an excuse to go shopping.” What do you think of Kellie’s new hair color? Vote in our poll below, and see all news, photos and more from the CMAs!



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Kim BH on

She’s so pretty – she can’t really be messed up. But, I definately prefer her blonde. Good for her for mixin’ it up a bit!!

carol on

you’d be beautiful if you had no hair at all. you are such a sweet person

Leah on

Can’t even recognize her! I saw it and said, “Who is this again?”

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JR Jake on

Kellie, love the look. You ladies and gentleman clean up very nicely, and the women looked absolutely STUNNING. It is a good thing I didn’t show today, I would have been the only one in blue jeans and Timberland boots and shirt (I’m more mountain than I am country.

Anyway, congratulations on a great evening to all of you, well deserved awards for people who had a great year, and more yet to come. Have fun at the after parties and be well all of you.

My friends TIVO’d so I will watch tomorrow what I missed tonight. Special callout to Wynona who sang an incredible ‘Amazing Grace’ yesterday on GMA, that left me clapping because it was great.

Brittany smith on

TOTALLY LOVE IT!!!!!!

Kat on

I love her as a red head shes like me we both can pull off the Red head look since we R both Fair skinned I loved it when I saw her on the CMAs tonight

Andrea on

At first, I couldn’t even tell it was Kellie Pickler, but I actually prefer the red hair – looks nice.

Diane on

NO, No, NO, Kelly what have you done? You don’t even look like the same person, dye it back, pronto please.

Anex on

Maybe it is the picture, but her hair doesn’t look red at all to me, it looks brown.

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