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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lauren on

I like it. I enjoyed Bo on Idol. Looking forward to his new album.

Jane on

I love the look, but a new abum from Bo will be even better!

Cheryl on

Awesome! Bo looks great any hairstyle he chooses! Can’t wait for the new album, been a fan since the idol days!

Elizabeth on

I love his new do. It’s up to date. He looks gorgeous.

spunky on

Bo has always been one of my favorite idols. I like the new look and hope the new album is a great success.

tracy on

Bo looks great, and his new idea of incorperating more country sounds wonderful. This should be a good CD. yea !

ANGIE on

I never imagined he could get any hotter… but he has… he’s HAWT!!! Can’t wait for the NEW ALBUM!

ilsa on

NICE. Bo’s the ONLY true rocker coming out of that show. Can’t wait to hear the new songs! So where will be able to buy his new album? Pretty please.

Kathy on

Wow! Bo looks great! He is such a talented guy. Can’t wait for the new CD.

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