Washington, Oct 30 : Samuel Wurzelbacher aka 'Joe the Plumber', who gained unexpected popularity during the past two weeks after being repeatedly mentioned by Republican presidential nominee John McCain in his debate, is now being offered to turn into a singer.
According to politico.com, he is being pursued for a major record deal and could come out with a country album as early as Inauguration Day.
"Joe", a Ohio-based pipe-and-toilet man, had just signed with a Nashville public relations and management firm to handle interview requests and media appearances, as well as create new career opportunities, including a shift out of the plumbing trade into stage and studio performances.
And, on Tuesday, Wurzelbacher joined country music artist and producer Aaron Tippin to form a new partnership, including booking-management firm Bobby Roberts and press relations firm 'The Press Office' to field multiple media offers he has received over the past few weeks.
"He's a complicated guy with a very dynamic personality. He can sing and obviously has a strong political point of view," the report quoted The Press Office's Jim Della Croce as saying.
The Press Office, a PR firm based in Nashville, Tenn., represents an eclectic array of other clients including country stars John Anderson and the Gatlin Brothers, quirky folk singer Leon Redbone, NASCAR driver Chase Mattioli and animal repellent firm Liquid Fence. The Bobby Roberts Company reps several of the same acts, in addition to Juice Newton, Merle Haggard and Jon Secada.
Wurzelbacher made his auspicious debut earlier this month when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama appeared in "Joe's" neighborhood and was buttonholed on his tax plan. The media blitz went into high gear after John McCain talked about Wurzelbacher during the last televised presidential debate.