It sounds like a bad joke, but it’s very much the truth. According to a story by Politico, Joe—whose real name is Samuel Wurzelbacher—has been signed by a Nashville-based booking firm and a publicity firm, who plan to shop him for a record deal. Wurzelbacher, who is “a complicated guy with a very dynamic personality,” will continue to hump the shit out of his remaining 15 minutes of fame.
On Tuesday, Wurzelbacher joined country music artist and producer Aaron Tippin to form a new partnership that includes booking-management firm Bobby Roberts and publicity-management concern The Press Office to field the multiple media offers he’s received over the past few weeks. Among the requests: a possible record deal with a major label, personal appearances and corporate sponsorships. A longtime country music fan, Wurzelbacher can sing and “knocks around on guitar” but is not an accomplished musician or songwriter, according to The Press Office’s Jim Della Croce.
“The Wurzelbacher Waltz.” That’s got a ring to it. Honestly, I think we’ve all had enough of the “Raisin’ McCains” and “McCain-Palin Traditions” to last us well past election day, but (while we're on the subject) Lee Dorsey’s “Yes We Can” Obama remix is pretty sweet. (Via BoingBoing.)