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Joe the Plumber the Next Country Star?

He became a media sensation of the 2008 presidential campaign after questioning Senator Barack Obama about his tax policies, but does Joe the Plumber have the “pipes” to become a country music sensation? Singer Aaron Tippin thinks so, but it seems Joe himself isn’t as confident.

Rumblings of Joe’s budding country-music career were first reported by, after Tippin met with the Holland, Ohio, native – whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher – to form a new partnership that will also include representation from booking agent-management firm The Bobby Roberts Company, and publicist Jim Della Croce of The Press Office.

On Thursday, however, Wurzelbacher told FOX News, “I love country music, and I mean it’s pretty much what I listen to from sun-up to sundown. But as far as me being a country music star, I don’t know. I don’t think people are that deaf-tone out there.”

Barack Obamas Top 10 Tunes

    The Democratic candidate counts down his top ten tunes.

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 10:, ‘Yes We Can’


    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 9: U2, ‘City of Blinding Lights’

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 8: Aretha Franklin, ‘Think’

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 7: Frank Sinatra, ‘You’d Be So Easy to Love’

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 6: Kanye West, ‘Touch the Sky’

    Sean Gardner, Getty

    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 5: Nina Simone, ‘Sinnerman’

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 4: Rolling Stones, ‘Gimme Shelter’

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    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 3: Bruce Springsteen, ‘I’m On Fire’

    Alex Brandon, AP

    Barack Obama’s Top 10 Songs Right Now
    No. 2: Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On’

    Michael Ochs Archives, Getty

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Wurzelbacher has received multiple media offers over the past few weeks, including personal appearances and corporate sponsorships. And although (in spite of what Joe himself says) he reportedly can sing and “knocks around on guitar” even Della Croce admits Joe’s not an accomplished musician or songwriter.

If the singing career doesn’t work out, Joe is also considering a run for Congress, and is getting involved in various charities as a goodwill ambassador, He was also scheduled to appear an event for Senator John McCain late Thursday.

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