William Shatner signs with country music record label

Captain Kirk is getting into the country music business.

William Shatner signed with Heartland Records Nashville and "is currently working on a very special project that will be released later this year," according to a press release.

Few details are known about the 86-year-old "Star Trek" actor's new venture but the Heartland Records promised more details "will be released soon."

This isn't the first musical project to come from the actor. He has released eight previous albums, most recently 2013's "Ponder the Mystery."

Shatner also has a close relationship with country music star Brad Paisley and has made cameos in several of his music videos including "Celebrity" and "Online."