Next month, William Shatner will make his debut at the Grand Ole Opry with Jeff Cook. Cook is a co-founding member of the band Alabama.
The duo recently released a country album called Why Not Me, which featured guest vocals by country singer Neal McCoy, the band Cash Creek, and an a cappella group Home Free.
“I’ve always loved country music,” said Shatner. “I think the best singers, performers and music are in country and I am delighted to think of myself being a small part of it.”
“I feel real honored that we got to work together, and I wouldn’t be opposed to doing it again,” said Cook. “This is probably the biggest project to come out of my studio.”
The Grand Ole Opry appearance will include the title track, Why Not Me, which is an “uplifting reflection on how solutions to many of the world’s problems can begin with individuals taking personal responsibility.”
In addition, in a nod to Trek fans, Beam Me Up is also on the album. Listen to it below.
Shatner and Cook will perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Friday, February 15, at 7 PM.
Why Not Me is available for purchase via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, and HeartlandRecords.net.
Source: Broadway World