Contact Us

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.

    Bill Pugliano, Getty

    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’

    Jo Hale, Getty

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

    David Atlas, Retna

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

    Michael Ochs Archives, Getty

    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’

    Hulton Archive, Getty

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

    Scott Gries, Getty

    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

soKe.flace(‘music-boot.presidential.playlists’, ‘476’, ‘600’); var uid = new Date().getTime(); var flashProxy = new FlashProxy(uid, ‘’); var flashvars = {}; try { flashvars.lcId = uid; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.outlet_w = ‘476’; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.outlet_h = ‘600’; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.targetDivId = ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists'; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.targetAds = ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists'; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.omniture_tracker = ‘0’; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.adrefresh_wrapper = ‘1’; } catch (Exc) { }; try { flashvars.appswfURL = soKe.fv(‘,feedConfig,entry&id=403271&pid=403270&uts=1225397447′); } catch (Exc) { }; if (typeof(screen_name) != ‘undefined’) try { flashvars.userName = screen_name; } catch (Exc) { }; var params = {}; try { params.wmode = ‘opaque'; } catch (Exc) { }; try { params.quality = ‘best'; } catch (Exc) { }; try { params.allowscriptaccess = ‘always'; } catch (Exc) { }; var attributes = {}; try { = ‘outlet'; } catch (Exc) { }; top.exd_space.refresher.ads2Refresh(new Array( ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists’, new Array(‘93243970′, ‘300’, ‘250’, ‘0’) )); top.exd_space.refresher.iFrm2Refresh(new Array( ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists’, new Array(‘Placement_ID’, ‘1368483’), new Array(‘Domain_ID’, ‘1012776’) )); top.exd_space.refresher.mmx(‘music-boot.presidential.playlists’, ‘’, ”); swfobject.embedSWF(‘’, ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists-swf’, ‘476’, ‘600’, ‘8.0.0’, ‘’, flashvars, params, attributes); top.exd_space.refresher.launcher( ‘music-boot.presidential.playlists’,{ dynamicSlide:[”], size:[‘476t’], photoNumber:[‘0′], title:[‘Obama's Top 10′], numimages:[’11’], baseImageURL:[‘’], imageurl:[‘feed/i/o/obama081408eb/obama_a081408_394.jpg’], credit:[‘Bill Pugliano, Getty’], source:[‘’], caption:[‘The Democratic candidate counts down his top ten tunes.’], dims:[‘’], showDisclaimerText:[”], disclaimerText:[”], CSS_Title:[”], CSS_Caption:[”], CSS_Disclaimer:[”], CSS_Container:[”], CSS_Border:[”], CSS_PhotoWell:[”], CSS_photoHolder:[”], CSS_Buttons:[”], CSS_BtnOver:[”], CSS_Scroll:[”], topMargin:[‘49,0,330,394,428,289,0,-56′] } );

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.

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of The Boot

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boot quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!