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The Best Country Songs About The Devil

The Devil has appeared in a number of country tunes, continually shapeshifting from an imposing caricature – horned and crimson – to something more human.

Holler Country Music

The Devil has appeared in a number of country tunes, continually shapeshifting from an imposing caricature – horned and crimson – to something more human.

August 30, 2023 11:41 am GMT

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The Devil is a recurring character in country music, taking on many forms – the theological villain, the moral educator, the all-too-relatable companion – that vary greatly from one song to the next.

He could be down in Georgia with Charlie Daniels or alongside Jason Isbell as his running mate. But whatever role he’s playing, the Devil has no doubt been the ultimate storyteller for decades of country music.

Here is Holler's playlist of The Best Country Songs About The Devil.

  1. 1.

    Satan Is Real

    The Louvin Brothers

  2. 2.

    To Beat the Devil

    Kris Kristofferson

  3. 3.

    The Devil Went Down to Georgia

    The Charlie Daniels Band

  4. 4.

    Tying Knots in the Devil's Tail

    Colter Wall

  5. 5.

    Devil Always Made Me Think Twice

    Chris Stapleton

  6. 6.

    Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down

    Uncle Tupelo

  7. 7.

    The Devil Made Me Do it the First Time

    Billy Joe Shaver

  8. 8.

    If I Was the Devil

    Justin Townes Earle

  9. 9.

    Devil Don't Know

    Morgan Wallen

  10. 10.

    Devil Woman

    Marty Robbins

  11. 11.

    The Devil I Know

    Ashley McBryde

  12. 12.

    If I Were the Devil

    Colby Acuff

  13. 13.

    The Devil Don't Sleep

    Brantley Gilbert

  14. 14.

    Devil in My Bed

    Vincent Neil Emerson

  15. 15.

    The Devil's Right Hand

    Steve Earle

  16. 16.

    Devil in a Sleepin' Bag

    Willie Nelson

  17. 17.

    Devil in This Holler

    The Steel Woods

  18. 18.

    Conversations With the Devil

    Ray Wylie Hubbard

  19. 19.

    The Devil to Pay

    Johnny Cash

  20. 20.

    The Devil is My Running Mate

    Jason Isbell

  21. 21.

    Devil Off My Back

    Flatland Cavalry

  22. 22.

    Devil in Me

    Anderson East

  23. 23.

    I'm Not the Devil

    Cody Jinks

  24. 24.

    The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie

    Colter Wall

  25. 25.

    Devil Don't Even Bother

    Kane Brown

  26. 26.

    Where the Devil Don't Go

    Elle King

  27. 27.

    Devil May Care

    Sarah Shook & the Disarmers

  28. 28.

    Take the Devil Out of Me

    Lee Ann Womack

  29. 29.

    Old Devils

    William Elliott Whitmore

  30. 30.

    The Silver Tongued Devil and I

    Kris Kristofferson

  31. 31.

    Where the Devil Don't Stay

    Drive-By Truckers

  32. 32.

    The Devil Had a Hold of Me

    Gillian Welch

  33. 33.

    Land of the Red Man

    Parker Millsap

  34. 34.

    The Devil Always Made Me Think Twice

    Hailey Whitters

  35. 35.

    The Devil in Us All

    Kat Hasty

  36. 36.

    Run Amuck

    Lindi Ortega

  37. 37.

    If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)

    Joe Diffie

  38. 38.

    Never Let the Devils Get the Upper Hand of You

    Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

  39. 39.

    Yup

    David Rawlings

  40. 40.

    Old Lady and the Devil

    Bill & Belle Reed

  41. 41.

    Friend of the Devil

    Grateful Dead

  42. 42.

    Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can

    Ray Wylie Hubbard

  43. 43.

    Pray the Devil Back to Hell

    Lucinda Williams

  44. 44.

    Pickin' to Beat the Devil

    Pure Prairie League

  45. 45.

    The Devil is in Her Eyes

    The Jayhawks

  46. 46.

    Between the Devil and Me

    Alan Jackson

  47. 47.

    Wallace

    Drive-By Truckers

  48. 48.

    Black Rose

    Waylon Jennings

  49. 49.

    Devil Behind the Wheel

    Chris Knight

  50. 50.

    Devil Callin' Me Back

    Tim McGraw, Faith Hill

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The Devil appears in a number of country tunes, continually shapeshifting from an imposing caricature – horned and crimson – to something more human. Here, Holler explores the Devil's role in the genre.

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