It seems that Samuel “Joe the Plumber” Wurzelbacher from Holland, Ohio wants to cash in on his new-found popularity by getting a record deal before his 15 minutes of fame expire. That’s right, Joe wants to be a country singer!
Joe the Plumber rose to fame and became part of popular lore when he was recorded questioning Barack Obama’s new tax policy. Ever since, he has received media prominence and become a sort of representative symbol of the Middle Class. Joe was also mentioned frequently by Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain and his Democratic counterpart Barack Obama during the third presidential debate on October 15, 2008.
Joe has retained the services of a Nashville-based PR agency which will be responsible for handling his many engagements and very possibly, his country music career.
‘Joe the Plumber' To Become a Singer?
1. Celebrity-turned Musician - Up-and-coming trend for celebrities to transition into a music career for a chance to capitalize on their popularity.
2. Political Influencers - Trend for non-political figures to hold influence on people's political views, and how they can use this to branch out into new industries.
3. Publicity Stunts - Trend for businesses and individuals to create publicity stunts to gain media attention and promote their brand or personal agenda.
1. Music Industry - Joe the Plumber's move into the music industry provides an opportunity for established music labels to work with non-traditional artists to expand their reach and target audience.
2. Political Campaigning - Joe the Plumber's political influence has opened doors for non-political figures to act as political endorsers, and consultants can utilize this trend to offer their services to assist politicians.
3. Public Relations - Joe the Plumber's venture into new industries gives PR companies the opportunity to work with unconventional clients, and promote their brand or personal agenda.