Al Roker as Willie Nelson Wins Halloween 2017


By Scott T. Sterling

While there are plenty of contenders, Today host Al Roker could have just taken the crown for the best Halloween costume of 2017.

Roker donned the iconic braids for a spot-on Willie Nelson look, one so authentic that he even strummed a replica of Wilson’s legendary guitar, Trigger.

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It was part of Today‘s Halloween tribute to country music, with all of the show’s hosts taking on a different country star for their costumes.

Matt Lauer dragged it up as Dolly Parton, Hoda Kotb did the same to be Blake Shelton, Kathie Lee Gifford went as Miley Cyrus, Megyn Kelly dressed as Shania Twain from the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” music video and Carson Daly wore a glorious mullet wig as an ’90s-era Billy Ray Cyrus.

The show also featured a performance from Blake Shelton, with Billy Ray Cyrus and Shania Twain showing up to talk about their respective upcoming albums.

See all of the magnificent looks from the Today Halloween country special below.

We've gone country for Halloween! 🤠🎃#HalloweenTODAY (Photo via @photonate)

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Halloween street scenes with the TODAY cast! #todayshow #halloweentoday (photos via @photonate)

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Al does Willie Nelson! 🎃#HalloweenTODAY (Photo via @photonate)

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Matt as @dollyparton and Savannah as Kenny Rogers! 🎼#HalloweenTODAY (Photos via @photonate)

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Megyn is @shaniatwain and Shania Twain is here! #HalloweenTODAY (Photo via @tyleressary)

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