Watch: Lauren Alaina Taps Kane Brown To Participate In Her ‘Thicc As Thieves’ Dance Trend

“I can’t believe I got him to do this,” the singer shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 16, 2023


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Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina; Photo Courtesy of social media

Lauren Alaina showed off her moves as she attempted to teach her “middle school buddy,” Kane Brown, the steps to her and Lainey Wilson’s dance trend inspired by their new duet, “Thicc As Thieves.”

Her caption read, “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!”

Brown was able to grasp the first few steps, but required a bit of extra help from the “Ladies In The ‘90s” singer to finish off the dance. The lighthearted video resulted in the pair erupting in a fit of laughter.

The longtime friends met in choir class in the seventh grade at the ages of 13 and 12, respectively, at Lakeview Middle School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. 

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Lauren Alaina and Kane Brown have remained close friends since meeting in school and even went on to earn a No. 1 hit together with “What Ifs.” 

“We genuinely want each other to do well,” Alaina previously explained in a press conference. “The song was the perfect way for us to showcase what we can do. I love Kane, and it was a natural fit.”

Co-written by Brown alongside Matt McGinn and Jordan Schmidt, “What Ifs” is a duet with Alaina and the second single from Brown’s Self-Titled debut album, which was released via RCA Nashville in 2017.

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Alaina and Wilson first took to social media to debut the “Thicc As Thieves” dance trend alongside the song’s June 9 release.

“What’s up, y’all? We hope you love our new song, ‘Thicc As Thieves,’ celebrating women and their curves,” Alaina began. “Grab your bestie, we have a dance, we’re gonna post it.”

“Shake that big ole butt you got,” Wilson added.

In a following post, 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.”

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.

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

“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.”

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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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.