Mr. Nelson’s braids were part of an auction of memorabilia once owned by Waylon Jennings. A motorcycle of Buddy Holly’s brought $450,000.
The 49-year-old RCA Studio A, which has hosted the likes of Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and B. B. King, had been scheduled for demolition to make way for condominiums until a preservationist named Aubrey Preston stepped in.
Other top nominees for the Country Music Association awards are Keith Urban, George Strait and Luke Bryan.
An auction of items owned by Waylon Jennings include hundreds of items, including tokens from musical titans.
After 27 years of holding out, Alamo style, against rising rents and marching chain stores, the Rodeo Bar on the corner of Third Avenue and East 27th Street closed on Sunday.