By Rishi Iyengar
October 8, 2014

Willie Nelson’s hair was sold for $37,000 on Sunday in an Arizona auction, Reuters reported. The iconic country singer’s signature braids, cut in the 1980s when his red hair hadn’t turned gray yet, were among the possessions of the late Waylon Jennings.

Over 2,000 of Jennings’ possessions were auctioned off on Sunday, according to the New York Times.

Jennings, another well-known country musician, was reportedly given the braids at a 1983 party thrown by Johnny Cash and his wife to celebrate Jennings’ sobriety.

Rock icon Buddy Holly’s Ariel Cyclone motorcycle, given to Jennings by members of Holly’s band after his death in 1959, was also sold at the auction for $450,000.

But the fiery red braids belonging to Nelson, whose duets with Jennings included “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” and “Good Hearted Woman,” were the most attention-grabbing item in the auction. It has not yet been revealed who bought the braids.

Jennings died of complications from diabetes in 2002, aged 64.

Write to Rishi Iyengar at rishi.iyengar@timeasia.com.

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