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William Shatner makes Grand Ole Opry debut, to release new single

In Star Trek, Shatner was known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, and now he has gone country.

Shatner performed songs from his latest studio album of country songs at the historic Grand Ole Opry stage. He was joined with Jeff Cook from the Country Music Hall of Fame band Alabama. They performed “Why Not Me,” which is the title track of their album that was released on Heartland Records. Most impressive is the fact that Shatner is 87 years old.

In addition, Shatner served as a guest emcee for a segment of the Grand Ole Opry show.

Their album consists of 12 tracks, which is quite eclectic with some serious tunes and some witty songs. The title track, “Why Not Me,” will be released to the country radio airwaves on February 25, 2019. In this song, Shatner and Cook collaborate with such country artists as Neal McCoy and Home Free.

Why Not Me by William Shatner and Jeff Cook is available on iTunes and on Spotify.

To learn more about William Shatner, check out his official Facebook page.

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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 16,000 original articles over the past 15 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a five-time consecutive "Best of Long Island" winner, and in the past two years, he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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