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William Shatner to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

Actor William Shatner released his first country-inspired album in 2018 and will soon head to Nashville to make his Grand Ole Opry debut.

Written by Lauren Laffer
William Shatner to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Actor William Shatner attends 'Star Trek Mission: New York' at The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on September 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

In February, actor William Shatner will make his way to Music City for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: his Grand Ole Opry debut. The actor will take to the famed stage alongside Alabama member Jeff Cook in support of their collaborative project Why Not Me, which debuted in August 2018.

The record follows a long line of other musical projects from Shatner, including Has Been, Seeking Major Tom and Shatner Claus. The decision to take a more country approach on this album was easy for the actor who has been a longtime friend of Brad Paisley. (He appeared in Paisley’s 2003 “Celebrity” music video.)

Brad Paisley has become a really good friend of mine over the years, and I’ve been an admirer of his and country music for the longest time, and when Brian Curl [of Heartland Records] asked me if I would like to make a country music album I jumped at the chance,” Shatner told Sounds Like Nashville previously.

Shatner’s Opry debut is scheduled for February 15. Tickets to the show are available now.