Lucy Hale just released her debut country album, Road Between but that doesn’t mean she’s forgotten about Pretty Little Liars! The actress/musician spoke to Yahoo Music about her hope to balance both acting and singing though she also admits that music is her “heart and soul.” What else did Luce have to say, and what does it mean for PLL’s future?

“Yeah, I did start out in music and then I got into acting,” Luce said of her career thus far. The starlet moved to L.A. at 16, hoping to get a record deal. “You know there’s like a taboo against people who are known in acting to go into singing. I knew getting into that people would be very skeptical and have preconceived notions of me. I mean I’m known for a commercially popular show, but I think at the end of the day, if you listen to the album, I think you’ll actually be more accepting of it.”

We agree, Lucy! Road Between is a catchy, heartfelt peek into the mind of Lucy Hale and the critics concur.

But does Lucy’s imminent music success mean she’ll leaving acting and PLL behind? Nope! Though Lucy calls music her “first love,” she doesn’t want to have to choose:  “People always ask me, choose one acting or singing, and that’s really hard, but music is my first love. I love it more than anything in the world. I enjoy acting, too, and so I want to be the exception...Why should I have to choose? So, I am trying to take the reins and make them both work, but at the end of the day music is my heart and soul.” Sounds like there will be plenty more Aria Montgomery in our future!

Road Between is available in stores, iTunes music, and at other online retailers.

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Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.