William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk from the original 'Star Trek' TV series is set to make his debut on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry.
The 87-year-old actor will perform at the Opry on February 15th alongside Alabama co-founder Jeff Cook. Shatner and Cook previously collaborated on a 2018 country album titled "Why Not Me".
Like his past albums, including 1968's "The Transformed Man", the songs on "Why Not Me" focus on Shatner's quirky spoken-word delivery, mixed with stronger background vocalists. The album features tongue-in-cheek songs with titles including "Too Old to Be Vegan," "Beam Me Up" a drinking song with a twist and "I Hate to Waste Good Beer," but it's balanced out by several more serious tracks.