Brazilian cowboys and cowgirl hold nothing back in viral dance to “Redneck Woman”

Like so many insults in the English language, “redneck” is now being embraced by people who are proud of their country roots. So when Gretchen Wilson’s song “Redneck Woman” came out in 2004, it won her a Grammy and a huge fan base.

And while it hit the top of the charts in other countries, Brazil wasn’t one of them. Nevertheless, the song spoke to some cowboys and a cowgirl from São Paulo, Brazil who used it in a dance video uploaded to YouTube in October of 2018.

That video now has over 1.4 million views.

The troupe is led by Thays Monaro, a dancer, choreographer, and personal trainer from Brazil. And it’s clear that she’s at least part country girl as well.

@thaysmonaro/Instagram Source: @thaysmonaro/Instagram

She posts videos on living the cowgirl lifestyle as well as country dancing, and she even records dance tutorials for those interested in learning some of her moves.

In this video, she’s joined by renowned country dancers Drama Lendário (his last name is rendered incorrectly on the screencap) and Warlei Oliveira for a high-energy line dance that had viewers struggling to catch their breath.

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

“Think I ran out of breath just watching this video. Love it! Should do a tutorial on it,” said one commenter.

While the trio is dancing to Jill Johnson’s cover of the song, it’s every bit as country as the original and these high-kicking, heel-stomping dancers are taking moves directly from the country-western dance playbook.

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

Monaro’s YouTube channel is largely dedicated to country dance and choreography and she considers herself a modern-day cowgirl.

She’s been dancing since she was just 4 years old and her moves show it!

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

And this isn’t Monaro’s only video featuring choreography to “Redneck Woman.” She also performed the dance for a 2019 Country Experience festival – and while she danced with three other women at that time, she still gave a shoutout to her cowboys Léndario and Oliveira.

Screencap via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screencap via Thays Monaro/YouTube

The original rousing two-step earned so many views that it’s no surprise it’s become part of the dancer’s repertoire.

The viral video even included multiple backdrops for their boot-scootin’ and shuffling, which was filmed at Restaurante da Fazendinha in Riberão Preto, Brazil.

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

Not only did the routine make commenters want to learn the dance but revisit the 15-year-old song as well. And plenty of people had their love of the country music genre strengthened after enjoying this routine.

“You make me love country music more and more…,” said one commenter.

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

Monaro reminded viewers who were entertained by the video that her YouTube channel also includes dance tutorials to get them started on their own line-dancing skills. And it looks like a fun way to get some exercise in as well!

As the trio ends their performance, they give one another a big high-five to congratulation themselves on their smooth moves.

Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Thays Monaro/YouTube

While some commenters thought the dance was far too complicated and fast for them to learn, others seemed motivated to give it a try – or at least test out some of Monaro’s other tutorials.

So if you’re sitting at home and looking for something to do, you might want to visit her YouTube page here.

Be sure to scroll down below to see the talented trio’s performance for yourself.

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Source: Thays Monaro via YouTube, Drama Lendário via Facebook

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