As a singer, Miley Cyrus has had greater success on the pop chart than she has on the country chart. And while she noted earlier this week that she plans to take on more acting roles rather than continue to pursue her music career for the time being, the daughter of country hitmaker (and fellow actor) Billy Ray Cyrus probably won't endear herself to country fans anyway, with one of the statements from a recent interview.

"It scares me," she tells PARADE magazine. "It feels contrived on so many levels. Unless you're wearing a cowboy hat and cowboy boots and singing and whining about your girlfriend or boyfriend leaving you it's not going to sell. I think that's why my dad finally got out of it. You have to wear those cowboy boots and be sweet as pie. It makes me nervous, the politics of it all."

Miley recently recorded three versions -- including a country take -- of a song called 'Nothing to Lose,' with Poison frontman Bret Michaels.

The 17-year-old did have some flattering things to say about her godmother, Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton: "She is the nicest person in the world. She's so easy to talk to. She's awesome. I love her. She always tells me just to do what I love and if I'm not having fun it's not working. I don't know how old she is at this point but every time she is on the stage she is smiling from ear to ear."

Miley's latest film, 'The Last Song' opens March 31.

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