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.
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