LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 24: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Maren Morris performs onstage during the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

After an interview with the L.A. Times last year implied that Maren Morris was walking away from country music, the singer then reportedly clarified the implication saying she was “leaving behind the sort of toxic parts of it. I want to take the good parts with me.”

In a new interview with Billboard, Maren sounds genre-less and says, “I’m just compulsively being creative right now.” Now signed with the New York arm of her Sony record label, Maren points at artists who have crossed genres and even crossed back with no repercussions.

She says, “Dolly Parton really broke down barriers of genre with ‘Islands in the Stream’ and ‘Here You Come Again’ and was criticized for doing so at the time because it was like, ‘She’s leaving country. Dolly goes pop.’ Taylor [Swift is a] huge chameleon. And then Sheryl Crow as well.”

While Maren doesn’t offer where she thinks her next album will fall in the genre hit parade, she does say that, s far as inclusivity and representation goes, pop music comes the closest to getting it right. She says, “It’s kind of a cool Wild West because pop music can be anything.”