When reality TV star Donald Trump came down the golden escalator, few predicted he would end up elected the leader of the free world - and we all remember how that ended. Now, an equally surprising candidate might be about to shake up the US Senate.
The 46-year-old singer-songwriter, Kid Rock, known internationally for his popular single All Summer Long, has hinted online that he could be preparing for a run for the US Senate.
The musician, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, tweeted a link to a website which has a picture of Ritchie with a taxidermy deer underneath a banner saying 'Kid Rock '18 For US Senate'.
"I have had a ton of emails and texts ask me if this website is real..." Rock wrote, "The answer is an absolute YES." A following tweet read: "Stay tuned, I will have a major announcement in the near future - Kid Rock"
The same statement was posted to the Kid Rock website where, at the time of writing, one fan had commented: "Hopefully it will be about the new album or new tour. Can't see you getting into politics".
Rock is a renowned Republican. In 2012, he supported the candidacy of Mitt Romney and recently, Donald Trump. In one Huffington Post interview from 2013, Rock say he identifies as a libertarian.
When asked about the tweets, a representative for Rock referred IBTimes UK to the singer's Facebook page. Other reporters noted on social media that Rock has not filed with the Federal Elections Commission.
If the news is true, it's not yet certain what policies Rock might stand on but the website he tweeted seems to show some campaign slogans in a box near the bottom. "In Rock we trust", one reads. "Welcome to the party", says another. "You never met a politician quite like me," reads a further slogan.
Rock is a Michigan native, were he to run in the state in 2018 he would be against Democratic senator Debbie Stabenow.
Stabenow responded to the speculation with a tweet saying: "I know we both share a love of music. I concede he's better at playing guitar and I'll keep doing what I do best: fighting for Michigan."