Actor-turned-singer John Corbett is thrilled to have finally ditched his film career, insisting he only ever accepted movie roles in a bid to raise money for his country music calling.

The MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING star is currently wowing audiences with his special brand of "country rock with a little bit of roll" and has vowed to stay away from the screen for as long as possible.

And the heart-throb, who played CARRIE's boyfriend Aiden in Sex And The City, credits his acting fame with giving the band a much needed boost.

He says, "I know people came out to see how bad we were. Then we win them over and they stick around.

"Acting simply meant money to launch my music career.

"I'm very grateful for what my acting has brought me. But you only get one life and you want to do what you enjoy most, and that's what I'm doing now."