Have Connie Britton's 'Nashville' Co-Stars Inspired Her to Cut That Gorgeous Hair?

by Sophie Schillaci 2:21 PM PST, December 07, 2015
Playing Have Connie Britton's 'Nashville' Co-Stars Inspired Her to Cut That Gorgeous Hair?

With two of Nashville's leading ladies showing off beautiful, much shorter new 'dos, we couldn't help but wonder whether Connie Britton's gorgeous golden locks could be getting a revamp, too!

ET caught up with the actress at CMT's Artists of the Year awards in Nashville, where she and her co-stars accepted the inaugural International Impact Award for bringing global attention to the music genre.

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The 48-year-old looked stunning in a black Stella McCartney dress at the celebration, with her tresses styled to perfection in her signature waves.

"As we like to say in the costume department of Nashville, 'More is more!'" she teased.

Britton gushed about co-star Clare Bowen's stunning new pixie cut, which she debuted last month as part of an emotional Facebook post detailing her own battle with childhood cancer.

"I think it's so fitting for her," Britton said. "She's such a gentle spirit and it really brings that out in her, I think."

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Days later, fellow Nashville star Hayden Panettiere would debut a freshly cut lob ("long bob") on her Twitter account -- but don't expect to see a new shorter 'do on Britton... for now!

"I've actually had short hair before," Britton said. (See the epic proof here!) "If a great part came up and I should cut it or whatever, I would certainly do it. But it's really harder for me to have short hair than long hair. When I have short hair, it's just like a mess and I don't know what to do with it. When it's long, I can just throw it back in a ponytail and it's fine."

On a more serious note, Bowen got candid with ET about her decision to bare her soul so publicly and the massive response she received from fans.

"I didn't realize that it would have such an impact," she said. "I just wanted to make people feel better and it seems to have done exactly what I wanted it to -- but way more than I expected."

Standing by Bowen's side on the red carpet was her longtime boyfriend, Brandon Robert Young, who would propose just days later!

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Asked how she responded to the overwhelming response to her story, the actress admitted with a laugh, "I cried! He sat there and held me while I cried."

"It was just lovely to see people, even the things that they've written -- there's the comments on all of those social media things but even the way that people are speaking to each other [has] been really kind. It's just spread exactly what I wanted to spread out there."

And no, Bowen definitely doesn't miss her lengthy blonde locks. "It was time for it to go," she said.

For more on Bowen's story, watch the video below.