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Haunting and Creepy Country Songs

Creepy Country Songs to Add to Your Halloween Playlist or Just Because You Like Creepy Stories in Song

Hey not all country music is about drinking beer and loving mom. If you need a song or two or three or more for that creeped-out playlist, then behold…here are a several to ponder.

In typical country music style, it’s the lyrics you need to listen to in order to absorb the full creepiness of the tale being told in song. So beware…it’s not only music that can make a song creepy, country music does it unsuspectingly with words and/or video, so listen for and, in some cases, watch the story! There’s a little visual creepiness that adds to the overall scare or in some cases, shock.

Play these on the big screen so you can both listen and watch at your scary country music party.

Review of the First 4 Haunting and Creepy Country Songs from the Above Video Playlist:

I’m Just a Ghost in This House, by Alison Krauss

A Very Haunting Song about Heartbreak!

Alison Krauss’ voice is perfectly suited to the haunting nature this song exudes…honestly, you’ll get shivers up your back!

As you begin listening to the words it feels like she’s talking about someone who is severely depressed, and it’s a little upsetting to hear the sadness but as you listen more, the song takes you on the woman’s journey of heartbreak.

There’s also a double meaning in my opinion, that being that the song could in fact represent a soul who has died and remains in the house she and someone she once loved deeply shared …perhaps she’s stuck there waiting? If you love watching programs about ‘real ghost stories’ then this analysis may also seem plausible to you!

Less creepy and more haunting is how I would describe this sad almost depressingly beautiful song. It’s now one of my new favorites.

Find ‘Ghost in This House’ on Alison Krauss’s Album, ‘Forget About It’

Along with 11 other beautiful tracks, you’ll find Ghost in this House on Alison Krauss’ 1999 Album ‘Forget About It’. This song is actually a cover. It was written by Hugh Prestwood and originally recorded by the Country Music Group ‘Shenandoah’. The Dixie Chicks also covered this song. The song peaked at number 2 and number 5 respectively on the Canada and US Country Charts in 1990.

Creepin’ by Eric Church – A Swampy Country Song that almost Slithers!

A Warped Twist on What Love Addiction Can Do!

All three aspects of music make this song creepy; the music, the lyrics, and the video…but the video seals the deal! He can’t seem to shake his former love’s memory, and as she creeps back into his mind, she’s slowly driving him crazy.

Like any addiction, his addiction to her isn’t something he’s successfully quiting! It’s going to take work to stop her from owning his head. The video uses a haunting freaked-out train ride to symbolize the woman’s power over this man! Oh, he thought he shook her…but there she is again, and he’s back in pain… Is he going to go crazy? He just might…’cause this one keeps ‘creepin back….maybe like a wart?

You’ll Find ‘Creepin’ on Eric Church’s Album ‘Chief’

It was the fourth single released in July 2012 from his album Chief. He co-wrote the song with Marv Green. It was critically well received and managed to reach 5th spot for Country Airplay on the 2012-2013 charts. In total you’ll find 11 fabulous songs by Eric Church on this Digital Album.

Delia’s Gone by Johnny Cash – Song about a Murder Based on a True Story

Mose Houston shot and killed Delia Green, Christmas Day, 1900 – They were both about 14yrs old.

The ballad of Delia’s murder has been sung by numerous folk singers over the generations including Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. Although the story of this horrific murder has been changed numerous times in order to fit song interpretations, the essential part remains…Delia was killed.

In typical Johnny Cash style, you’ll find this version very blunt; there are no grand symbols in song here…he simply does her in. The video is equally as blunt. This forthright approach in song separates it from other creepy songs! There are no real metaphors describing how she died, he gets straight to the point…took a shot she was suffering, took another and she was dead. Certainly extra creepy, since it’s based on an actual incident in history.

In the song, He doesn’t get off that easy, she stands at his beside and haunts him. But he doesn’t seem to mind, as long as ‘Delia’s Gone’.

If you find this historical story in song intriguing, you can read about the sad fall of Delia Green on Wiki.

Delia Green was born in 1886 and was murdered December 25th, 1900. Very said demise for a young 14 year old. In 1901 Mose Houston was convicted and received a sentence of life in prison – He was paroled in 1913 and apparently died in 1927.

Delia’s Gone can be Found on Johnny Cash’s Album, The Legend of Johnny Cash’

You’ll find 20 additional songs as well as Delia’s Gone on Johnny Cash’s ‘The Legend of Johnny Cash’. It was released as a compilation album tied to the release of the movie ‘Walk the Line’ starring Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. In 2006 the album was certified two-times Platinum. No surprise!

3-2-1 by Brett Kissel – An Awesome & Upsetting Video with This Song!

Do they live or do they die! – The cost of Love

Unless you’ve seen this video, you wouldn’t typically categorize either the lyrics or music as ‘creepy’. The unexpected angle of the story of love in this video makes it a creative winner! I find when I watch it, I can’t look away! The end of the video keeps you guessing..forever…do they live or do they die???

The lyrics of the song alone have you thinking ‘traditional country music love song’, however, it’s the video that takes you down another road!

When you watch it, you’ll notice in the beginning the boyfriend, who apparently fell in love with the wrong father’s daughter, being bound to the steering wheel of car…dad has arranged for him to be killed, and his daughter is being held back by a few other guys as she screams for the man she loves who is facing sure death. The 6 minute video ends with the car keys being tossed in a field, the girl let go, and a match lit to set the car on fire where her boyfriend, beaten and tied to the wheel, can’t escape ….it never shows whether she made it back to save him or not!

3-2-1 by Brett Kissel can be Found on His Album, Started with a Song

This song spent 7 weeks atop the charts in Canada on the Chevrolet Top 20 Countdown. This Canadian Country Artist born in 1990 is from Flat Lake, Alberta, Canada. He received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award at the Junos in 2014. 3-2-1 was released as the third single from his album, ‘Started with a Song’ February of 2014 – Two of Brett’s other hit songs are also found on this album: Started with a Song and Raise Your Glass.

Haunting & Creepy Country Song Playlist

A Playlist of Songs for Halloween Parties, Non-Conventional Get Together's, or just to be Freaky.
Alison Krauss
Eric Church
Johnny Cash
Brett Kisssel
The Band Perry
Alan Jackson
Carrie Underwood
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
Carrie Underwood
George Strait
Alan Jackson
Randy Travis
The Hillbilly Moon
Dolly Parton
Porter Wagoner
David Allan Coe

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  1. Margaret says:

    Wow, Barbara, only you could come up with a list of creepy country songs, lol! Who knew there were so many? Pinning to my Halloween Party Ideas board.

  2. lol, thanks Margaret, country music is the master of story and words no matter the topic isn’t it?

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