Most people don’t think of country music as being particularly scary but that’s not necessarily true. Country is a very diverse genre that includes everything from upbeat tunes that are perfect for barn dancing to emotional ballads that you can listen on repeat when you’re feeling nostalgic. In addition, there are also plenty of songs that are spooky, disturbing or downright macabre, which makes them perfect for Halloween. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the best country Halloween songs that you can listen to as you prepare for the holiday season.

Part 1: Top 10 Best Country Halloween Songs

Johnny Cash – Ghost Riders in the Sky

This classic country song has been around for a long time and we’ve seen many interpretations of it over the years. Most of them would work well on any list of country Halloween songs but we went with the Johnny Cash version it’s arguably the spookiest of the bunch.

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Alan Jackson – Midnight in Montgomery

Alan Jackson wrote this song as a tribute to Hank Williams after visiting his grave on a stormy night. That’s pretty creepy but also kind of heartwarming when you stop to think about it.

Little Big Town – Bones

A perfect Halloween country song should invoke images of a small town filled with people that have very dark secrets. Coincidentally, that’s exactly what Bones is all about. You’ve got ghosts, you’ve got villagers haunted by their past, and an overall sense of mystery surrounding it all.

Johnny Cash – Delia’s Gone

This might come as a surprise to some but the legendary Johnny Cash wrote more than one creepy song throughout his long career. Delia’s Gone is yet another perfect example and quite possibly one of the most unsettling country Halloween songs ever created, particularly if you listen to it while also watching the music video.

George Jones – Open Pit Mine

A touching story about love, betrayal, and bloody murder. The story centers around an open-pit mine that eventually becomes a grave for Jones’ sweetheart and her new lover.

Eddie Noack – Psycho

With a name like that, Psycho was bound to make it on a list about country Halloween songs sooner or later. It’s not just the title, though. The song tells the story of a serial killer so it’s pretty creepy needless to say.

Zac Brown Band – Day of the Dead feat. Dave Grohl

A very unique country song about dead people who rise for their graves once a year. This idea dates back many centuries and it’s what inspired the creation of Halloween. If that’s not reason enough to add it to your country Halloween songs playlist it’s worth noting that Day of the Dead also features the voice of Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters.

Johnny Paycheck – Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone to Kill

Once again, the name says it all. The title describes perfectly what’s going on in this song about a cheated man who plans to murder his wife and then himself. It’s quite graphic but that’s why it’s a good fit for Halloween.

Loretta Lynn – This Haunted House

Haunted houses have been a staple of Halloween for a long time. The house in this song isn’t really haunted per say as the ghost within is a lost lover rather than a spirit. That said, this song sounds very eerie and does have that creepy factor you want from a Halloween country song.

Buck Owens - It’s a Monsters Holiday

No list of country Halloween songs would be complete without Buck Owens’ timeless It’s a Monsters Holiday. Throughout the song, there are plenty of references to classic Halloween baddies like Dracula, the Wolfman, and Frankenstein’s monster.

Part 2: How to Download These Country Halloween Songs from YouTube

There’s nothing scarier than trying to enjoy some good music on YouTube only to be interrupted by ads every couple of minutes. But you don’t have to deal with that anymore because it’s possible to download all your favorite country Halloween songs and never have to worry about ads again. You can even prepare great Halloween-themed playlists on YouTube and then download them fast and easy with the right tool. The tool in question is DVDFab YouTube to MP3 and here’s how it works:

1. After you install DVDFab go to the Utilities tab and look for YouTube to MP3. Open the tool.

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2. Head over to YouTube and type in the name of a country Halloween song you like. Copy its URL and return to the tool.

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3. Click the Paste URL button and you’ll notice it will begin downloading automatically after a few moments.

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4. Once the song has been converted to MP3, go to the destination folder to access your new song.

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A lot of country music doesn’t really fit the theme of Halloween but there are certainly more than a few songs that do. Today we talked about some of the best country Halloween songs out there but you can find a lot more where those came from on YouTube. If you end up enjoying this type of music, make sure to download all your favorite songs using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to avoid all the annoyances that often occur when listening to music online.