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Oct 16/13

Creepy Country Songs for Your Halloween Playlist Posted by: Dan | 0 Comments


Throwing the neighborhood Halloween party this year? By now, I’m sure you’ve carved your pumpkins, hung your spiderwebs, and started planning the dinner menu, but if you’re still looking for a scream-worthy soundtrack to your spooky soiree, stop your search. Ghosts, gravediggers, tormented souls, and the devil himself are all characters found in the annals of country music.

Whether your taste is more subtle, (The Civil Wars’ vaguely murderous hit, “The One That Got Away”), shocking, (David Allan Coe’s “The Ride”) or just downright creepy (Deliverance’s “Dueling Banjos), this Halloween playlist has something for every Southern music aficionado.

So listen up boys and ghouls, and turn this playlist up. We even added one non-country classic to round out the mix because it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without the Monster Mash, now would it?

Check out the complete list below, and let our Spotify player serve as your frightening fête’s DJ.

How are you celebrating October 31st this year? Let us know in the comments.

The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Devil Went Down To Georgia”
Johnny Cash – “(Ghost) Riders In The Sky”
David Ball – “Riding With Private Malone”
David Allan Coe – “The Ride”
Eric Church – “Creepin'”
Eric Weissberg & Deliverance – “Dueling Banjos”
The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Legend Of Wooley Swamp”
Willie Nelson – “Gravedigger”
Alan Jackson – “Midnight In Montgomery”
Buck Owens – “(It’s A) Monster’s Holiday”
Bobby “Boris” Pickett – “Monster Mash”
The Civil Wars – “The One That Got Away”
Randy Travis – “Diggin’ Up Bones”

Caroline Hallemann is a freelance writer specializing in Southern culture, fashion, and cuisine. Follow her adventures as a Nashvillian in NYC on Twitter: .



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