Why Maren Morris cut her hair to spend the summer with Sam Hunt

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If you’ve been following the career of Maren Morris, you’ve probably noticed Thomas Rhett’s duet partner on “Craving You” has had a pretty serious haircut.

And if you’ve wondered why exactly — it’s because she’s hitting the road this summer with Sam Hunt. Maren admits it’s all about beating the heat.

“My hairdresser, I’d told her about it months ago,” she explains. “I was like, ‘I don’t know when I’m gonna do this, but I really want to cut my hair off, because I’m about to go into this summer tour, and I’ve had this long hair since the Grammys, and I don’t want to have it on my neck for the whole summer.’”

“I was like, ‘I used to have short hair, just cut it off,’” she goes on. “‘I don’t want to spend an hour doing it anymore.’”

As she sets out on the 15 in a 30 Tour today with Sam and Chris Janson, Maren says the new ‘do is paying dividends of both coolness and convenience.

“Now, my hair takes like 10 minutes,” she says. “Even if I want it to look good, it’s super low-maintenance, which is nice.”

Maren’s third single from her Hero album, “I Could Use a Love Song,” just broke into country’s top 30.

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