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William Shatner & Jeff Cook's Why Not Me, their new album from Heartland Records Nashville, is available now! The album features guest vocals by Neal McCoy, Home Free and Cash Creek.


  • William Shatner & Jeff Cook -
    "Why Not Me"
    The title track to the album Why Not Me features William Shatner and Jeff Cook, with guest vocals from Neal McCoy and Home Free, winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2013. Soon to be released to Country Radio, this inspiring song encourages everyone to take personal responsibility instead of waiting for someone else to make the world a better place.
  • William Shatner & Jeff Cook - "I Hate To Waste Good Beer" What country album would be complete without a good drinking song? William Shatner’s talk-singing style is perfect on “I Hate to Waste Good Beer,” even though he knows he’s going to be in trouble, when he gets home (no thanks to Jeff Cook, who seems to be encouraging him to stay out later than he should)! Take a listen, and we think you’ll agree that this is one funny song!
  • William Shatner & Jeff Cook - "Hush Her With a Kiss" Every relationship has its ups and downs, but here is a playful song with a solution to almost every conflict between husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. Instead of arguing, William Shatner and Jeff Cook would rather “Hush Her with a Kiss.”


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William Shatner is best known as Captain Kirk on Star Trek and lawyer Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal, among many other roles on stage, screen and television. He has received countless accolades for acting, including two Emmys and a Golden Globe Award. He is also a prolific musical artist, having released several albums, including his one and only country album, Why Not Me. An avid horseman, Mr. Shatner spearheads the annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show, Sponsored by Wells Fargo, which benefits numerous charities.

Jeff Cook is a founding member and lead guitarist of the legendary country-rock band Alabama. In that role, he has enjoyed seven multiplatinum albums and over 30 number one records. The band was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In addition to his performance work, Mr. Cook founded Cook Sound Studios, Inc., in his native Fort Payne, Alabama. When not performing or recording, he is involved with the nonprofit Del Couch Music Education Foundation, which offers children free access to music education, recording equipment and mentorship.

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