Luke Bryan Roasts Blake Shelton’s Dance Moves After He Shimmies Alongside Lauren Alaina In New Video

Shelton teamed up with Alaina to do the “Thicc As Thieves” dance and Bryan hilariously weighed in.


Lauren Jo Black

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June 19, 2023


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Lauren Alaina, Blake Shelton; Photos via Instagram, Luke Bryan; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Blake Shelton teamed up with Lauren Alaina to partake in the viral “Thicc As Thieves” dance trend on Saturday (June 17) while backstage at Barefoot Country Music Fest. Now, Luke Bryan is continuing their friendly feud by poking fun at Shelton’s dance moves.

Shelton shared a video to his Instagram, which features Alaina teaching him how to do the “Thicc As Thieves” dance. In the clip, the pair is seen working on the moves while on Shelton’s tour bus. Shelton attempts to give the dance his all, but falls short, resulting in a comical moment. As Alaina watching on, she can’t help but to laugh at Shelton’s hilarious antics.    

“Can’t believe I got talked into this @laurenalaina… Congrats on the new song buddy!!!! Y’all go listen!!!!” Shelton wrote on Instagram. 


Luke Bryan was quick to weigh in on his dance moves, taking to the comments section of Shelton’s post. 

“I didn’t think anything could be worse than your singing until now,” Bryan commented.

Hi friendly social media jab raked in a whopping 3,800+ likes. 

Alaina revealed how she convinced Shelton to take part in the dance with a post on her Instagram. 

“Me: Hey Blake, will you do my Thicc As Thieves dance with me???  Blake: No 😂 Me: Sure be cool if you did…..” 

Lauren Alaina also attempted to teach her “middle school buddy,” Kane Brown, to do the infamous “Thicc As Thieves” dance. 

“Speaking of #thiccasthieves… This guy has had my back since we were kids. I can’t believe I got him to do this 🍑 Love you, @kanebrown!” Alaina wrote. 

The “Thicc As Thieves” dance trend began on June 10 when Lauren Alaina and Lainey Wilson took to social media to show off their best dance moves to the track.

“Grab your #thicc bestie and do the Thicc As Thieves dance 🍑 Tag us in your videos so we can see ya shakin’ it with us!!” Alaina shared.

“Us girls gotta thicc together ❤️,” Wilson added.

In the video, the female country stars/longtime friends kicked up their boots, showed off some shimmies and owned their curves. The trending moves were perfectly choreographed to match the point in the song that finds Wilson and Alaina paying tribute to Luke Bryan’s signature track, “Country Girl (Shake it For Me).”

They sing, “Right kick, left kick, (uh huh) shimmy, shimmy, shimmy (woo) / Bell bottom, high rise, gimme, gimme, gimme (Hey Lainey, what’d that Georgia boy say about us country girls) / Right kick, left kick, shimmy, shimmy, shimmy (Didn’t he say somethin’ about shakin’ it) / Bell bottom, high rise, gimme, gimme, gimme / Country girl shake it for me girl (Little right kick, left kick, shimmy, shimmy, shimmy) / Shake it for me girl (Bell bottom, high rise, gimme, gimme, gimme) / Shake it for me.”


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During a recent interview with Taste of Country, Luke Bryan reacted to Alaina and Wilson including a snippet of “Country Girl (Shake it For Me)” in their new “Thicc As Thieves” collaboration.

“I love it. I was very flattered,” Bryan told the outlet. “When you look at Lainey… I mean, I think Lainey is just so great for country music. And I’ve been a fan of Lauren Alaina. She has one of the best voices in the world.”

Fans took to the comment section to praise the country singers on their catchy new tune and hip-swaying dance moves. One user even predicted that this will become the “next viral TikTok dance.”

Bryan also made himself known in the comments as he wrote, “Let’s go” in support of Wilson and Alaina. The American Idol judge and “Georgia boy” is credited as a songwriter on “Thicc As Thieves,” alongside Lauren Alaina, Rocky Block, Dallas Davidson, Jacob Durrett, and Parker Welling.

Lainey Wilson, Lauren Alaina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lainey Wilson, Lauren Alaina; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Wilson and Alaina recently debuted their new duet live on Nashville’s Riverfront Stage during this year’s CMA Fest on Thursday, June 8.

New EP Out Now

“Thicc As Thieves” appears on Alaina’s brand-new EP, Unlocked, which dropped Friday, June 9. This six-song collection marks her first release since signing to Big Loud Records.

“I’ve got a label that matches my personality — big, loud, and country,” Alaina told Billboard of her label switch. “I just really believe in the music that comes out of that building. I think that they are producing the best music in Nashville.”

Lauren Alaina; Photo by Robby Klein
Lauren Alaina; Photo by Robby Klein

Additionally, this summer, Lauren Alaina is slated to hit the road for a slew of performances at various fairs and festivals before she joins the North American leg of Pentatonix’s World Tour.

Click HERE to view a complete list of her upcoming tour dates.

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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.