He's given up being Jack Bauer on hit show 24, so Kiefer Sutherland's had some spare time on his hands. He's spent it creating country music.

The actor, who spent nine seasons chasing terrorists on the high octane action show, will release his debut country album later this year.

But here's the first taste, a crooner called Not Enough Whiskey. The video shows Sutherland wandering forlornly around a hotel room, and eating in a diner.

His album is called Down In A Hole.

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- nzherald.co.nz