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Willie Nelson – Then and Now

Willie Nelson
Legacy Records / Rick Diamond, Getty Images

If you look back through Willie Nelson‘s album covers, you’ll find he doesn’t begin to grow his famous ponytails until 1972 at the earliest. The singer didn’t adopt his signature look until the 1975 album ‘Red Headed Stranger.’ That’s 13 years after first appearing on an album jacket for ‘And Then I Wrote.’ Yes, Willie was once clean-shaven!

Over the last few years, Nelson has cropped his hair a few times, even maintaining a shoulder-length bob for a period of time. Most often, he’s found in all black with the red, white and blue neck piece and a bandana holding back his long silver locks. His eyes aren’t as bright as they once were, but we can’t say for certain what Nelson was doing before this “Now” picture was taken.

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