EXCLUSIVE: Bo Bice Cuts His Long Locks

03/17/2010 at 06:31 PM ET

Ryan Smith

On American Idol, Bo Bice was known for his rockin’ covers, mellow mood and, of course, extra-long locks. But with a new album, 3, due out May 18th — not to mention three young sons at home — the singer has decided to change things up a bit with newly shoulder-length locks. “I have a new project with a new style of music, incorporating more country elements,” he tells PEOPLE.com. “With all these new aspects going on in my career, it was just another thing that I felt needed a bit of change.” So Bice chopped his lengthy hair, cutting off five inches recently. And that’s not his first cut, having previously chopped off 10 inches a little bit before that, donating the hair to Locks of Love. Bo explains of the two cuts, “It was a gradual change for this long-haired countryboy.” For fans who worry the haircut signifies major changes for the singer, fear not; he assures PEOPLE.com that it’s just “new music, new look,” but the “same Bo Bice.” Tell us: What do you think of Bo’s new shoulder-length do? – Kate Hogan

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Kathy/KKat on

I’ve always loved Bo’s long hair (especially fun to photograph at live concerts as he flies all over the stage). I never thought I’d by happy to hear that he cut his beautiful hair, but I have to admit that he’s looking even more HAWT than ever, and more current!! Bo is my favorite entertainer… and even more importantly, I love him for the wonderful soul that he is. I’m really looking forward to his new album!!

Julie on

Love Bo! And he looks great! Can’t wait to hear his new CD. Will he be on AI this season?

diane on

Bo still lookes good and loved him with long hair but you really rock the new look

sherry on

I love the new look! So handsome! Will be better viewing!

Melissa on

WAY BETTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adrienne on

I love it! Go Bo! You look so good!

nice PANTS on

LOL LOL LOL. Bo’s transformation into the Geico caveman is now complete.

linda on

Could have gone shorter..you are so good looking that shaved would have made no difference.

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[…] The “Idol” season 4 runner-up has gotten rid of the halfway-down-his-back mane he had on “Idol” and for several years after that (the picture at left is from 2008) and is now rocking a shoulder-length, Keith Urban-ish haircut. (You can see the new ‘do at People.com.) […]

Maria on

Love it!

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