Is Disney Looking To Cast Kacey Musgraves In ‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake?

Could Kacey Musgraves land a part in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid? According to a few…


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July 24, 2020


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Kacey Musgraves; Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images, The Little Mermaid; Photo Courtesy Disney

Could Kacey Musgraves land a part in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid? According to a few reliable sources, it’s possible!

DisInsider reports that Disney has recently had Zoom meetings with Musgraves and is looking to potentially cast her for the role of Vanessa, the human persona that villain Ursula transforms into during the film.

Although multiple sources confirmed the meetings between Disney and the six-time Grammy winner, no official statement has been made from either party.

The previously-announced all-star cast for the much-anticipated new film includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah-Hauer King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as  Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

If Musgraves does in fact land the role, this won’t be her first time working with Disney. She previously recorded the song “All Is Found” for the Frozen 2 soundtrack. And in 2015, she appeared on the collaborative We Love Disney album, with a cover of “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins.

That same year, she professed her love of The Little Mermaid in an exclusive promo clip for the We Love Disney album, admitting she used to be “pretty obsessed” with Ariel and “knew the movie by heart.” Click below to watch.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.