Charlie Daniels. Kenny Rogers. Johnny Cash. Dolly Parton. William Shatner?
The 86-year-old actor who made Captain Kirk a science fiction giant on “Star Trek” is exploring a different frontier: country music.
“Cultural icon William Shatner has joined the Heartland Records Nashville roster of artists,” the label said in a statement Friday. “Mr. Shatner is currently working on a very special project that will be released later this year. This new project promises to be one of the most entertaining musical ventures to date for the Emmy Award-winning actor.
“[Mr. Shatner] is one of the most recognizable stars working today,” the statement said. “In addition to being a award-winning actor, he has also written numerous books, directed several projects, and has recorded a few albums.”
The randomness of the announcement wasn’t lost on the actor.
“What is this guy up to now?” he coyly tweeted his 2.6 million fans Friday.
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Mr. Shatner’s debut record, a spoken-word music project titled “The Transformed Man,” was released in 1968.
😳What is this guy up to now?🙄🤔😏 https://t.co/9b0Q0Nv0ql— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) February 16, 2018
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