William Shatner signs with country music label Heartland Records Nashville

The South: The final frontier!

"Star Trek" actor William Shatner is embarking on a whole new type of adventure: The 86-year-old star just signed with a country music label, where he's working on a "very special project" due for release later this year.

Little is known so far about his deal with Heartland Records Nashville, but Shatner is no stranger to the music scene -- he's released eight albums over the years.

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William Shatner and his wives through the years
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William Shatner and his wives through the years
(Original Caption) Lone Star in a State. Actor Bill Shatner says goodbye for a while, at least--to his youngest daughter, four-month-old Melanie Ann, before leaving for the East. His wife, Gloria, is at his side.
Actor William Shatner and date Marcy Lafferty arrive at the 1987 Academy Awards. This image appears on page 37 in Frank Trapper's RED CARPET book. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
William Shatner and Marcy Lafferty during 6th Annual People's Choice Awards at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 04: Actor William Shatner and his wife, Marcy Lafferty, at the Carlyle Hotel. (Photo by Pat Carroll/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 8: William Shatner and his wife Marcy Lafferty Shatner pose for a photograph at Night of 100 Stars event March 8, 1982 in New York City. (Photo by Yvonne Hemsey/Getty Images)
Canadian-born actor and author William Shatner and his second wife, actress Marcy Lafferty, pose together at an undentified event, 1983. Shatner wears a tuxedo and bow tie, while Lafferty wears an strapless red dress with polka dots, white, elbow-length gloves, and a white fur wrap, as she carries a red clutch purse. (Photo by David McGough/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
T.J. HOOKER - 'Blind Justice' - Airdate: October 23, 1982. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images) WILLIAM SHATNER AND WIFE MARCY LAFFERTY
Marcy Lafferty and William Shatner during 6th Annual Celebrity Mother-Daughter Fashion Show at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Marcy Lafferty and William Shatner during U.S. Tennis Open - September 12, 1987 at Flushing Meadows Park in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 18: William Shatner and Marcy Lafferty attend the screening of 'Hamlet' on December 18, 1990 at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Nerine Kidd and William Shatner during 'Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond - A Live Tribute' at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
William Shatner & Nerine Kidd (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Nerine Kidd & William Shatner (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
William Shatner and wife Elizabeth Anderson Martin (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
William Shatner and wife Elizabeth during 32nd Annual American Music Awards - Red Carpet at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Elizabeth Shatner and William Shatner during The Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame 15th Annual Awards Dinner at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Robin Platzer/FilmMagic)
William Shatner and Elizabeth Anderson Martin during The 57th Annual Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
William Shatner and Elizabeth Shatner during 2005/2006 ABC UpFront - Arrivals at Lincoln Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 14: Actor William Shatner (L) and wife Elizabeth arrive at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 14, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actor William Shatner (L) and Elizabeth Anderson Martin arrive at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
William Shatner and wife Elizabeth Shatner attend Shatner's gifting ceremony for Hollywood charity horse show at Firenze Osteria on January 26, 2011 in Toluca Lake, California. (Photo by Brian To/FilmMagic)
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 01: William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth pose on the red carpet at Scotiabank Place on April 1, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Elizabeth Shatner and William Shatner attend the LA Philharmonic's Walt Disney Concert Hall 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 30, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 28: Actor William Shatner (L) and his wife Elizabeth Shatner (R) attend the 22nd annual Hollywood charity horse show at The Los Angeles Equestrian Center on April 28, 2012 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Elizabeth Shatner and Actor William Shatner arrive for the Premiere Of CBS's 'Star Trek: Discovery' at The Cinerama Dome on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JUNE 22: William Shatner and Elizabeth Shatner attend the 42nd Annual Saturn Awards at the Castaway on June 22, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Actor William Shatner (L) and Elizabeth Shatner arrive at The Los Angeles Philharmonic 2015/2016 Season Opening Night Gala at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on September 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
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"This new project promises to be one of the most entertaining musical ventures to date for the Emmy Award-winning actor," Heartland Records said in a statement.

Fans are speculating that Shatner may even team up with his longtime friend Brad Paisley -- he's appeared in two of Paisley's music videos. Time will tell!

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William Shatner in recent years
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Actor William Shatner arrives to take part in the reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" for the 21st Annual Simply Shakespeare Fundraiser at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles May 9, 2011. The proceeds benefit the programs of the SCLA (The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles). REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT)
Host William Shatner arrives with his wife Elizabeth at the 31st Genie Awards in Ottawa March 10, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Wattie (CANADA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
William Shatner who plays Captain James T. Kirk in the original version of Star Trek arrives at the Destination Star Trek London event October 19, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 19: Actor William Shatner performs during his one-man show, 'Shatner's World: We Just Live In It' at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on June 19, 2014 in as Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor William Shatner is seen on the video screen during the Oscars held at the Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
US actor William Shatner arrives at the opening of 'Destination Star Trek London', first official Star Trek event in the UK in a decade, at the ExCel centre in east London on October 19, 2012. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', the event is running from 19-21 October 2012 and will see actors, writers, producers and fans coming together to celebrate the popular science fiction franchise. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: (L-R) Actor William Shatner and Doctor Mehmet Oz attend Dr. Oz's Health & Happiness Summit at Radio City Music Hall on February 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images for USANA)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 06: (L-R) FOX Business Network Anchor, Dagen McDowell talks with actor William Shatner at FOX Studios on October 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: Actor William Shatner attends the 'Shatnerpalooza' Press Conference during Comic-Con 2011 on July 22, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 28: Actor William Shatner speaks at '$#*! My Dad Says' panel during 2010 Summer TCA Tour Day 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Canadian actor William Shatner poses on April 12, 2010 in Cannes, southern France, during the MIPTV, one of the world's largest broadcasting and audio-visual trade shows to be held until April 16. Inexpensive TV formats adaptable worldwide, and big budget co-productions allowing broadcasters and producers to share out costs, are set to dominate this year's MIPTV. AFP PHOTO STEPHANE DANNA (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Actor William Shatner signs copies of his new book 'Star Trek Academy Collision Course' at Book Soup November 20, 2007 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Canadian actor William Shatner attends the semi-final tennis match between Britain's Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez of Spain at the ATP L.A. Tennis Open tournament in Los Angeles, California July 31, 2010. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS ENTERTAINMENT)
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