"Captain James T. Kirk" goes country?

Cultural icon William Shatner has joined the Heartland Records Nashville roster of artists. The legendary Star Trek actor, director and author 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.

 

William Shatner is a actor, director, author, and singer. Perhaps best known for his roles on Boston Legal, Star Trek, and the current series Better Late Than Never.

 

He is one of the most recognizable stars working today. In addition to being a award winning actor, he has also written numerous books, directed several projects, and has recorded a few albums. His quirky rendition of the Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" is the stuff of legend.

 

More details will be released soon on the newest project with Heartland Records Nashville.

During and following Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy,  William Shatner´s partner, also released five albums of musical vocal recordings on Dot Records. On his first album, Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space, and half of his second album Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy, science fiction-themed songs are featured where Nimoy sings as Spock. On his final three albums, he sings popular folk songs of the era and cover versions of popular songs, such as "Proud Mary" and Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line". There are also several songs on the later albums that were written or co-written by Nimoy. 

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