|The real Barry Wong|
Since our story yesterday
about country music star Jimmy Wayne using the name of a candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission as a stage name while he sabotaged during karaoke night at a Show Low bar, that candidate contacted us to say he's cool with the country star stealing his identity.
"I'm flattered he would associate my name with his famous country music star name and reputation, even if in jest," the candidate, Barry Wong, tells New Times.
Wayne is nearing the end of a walk from Nashville to Phoenix to raise awareness of homeless kids.
He recently made a stop at a bar in Show Low to do some incognito karaoke and says he used the name Barry Wong because he saw his campaign signs while walking and liked the name.
Wayne, dressed in a pink tank-top, ski goggles, and a cowboy hat, belted out a version of the Brooks & Dunn hit Neon Moon before being booed off stage by some local hillbillies -- which seems to have been his intention all along.
It's pretty funny, actually. Check it out below.