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Country Songs About Revenge

33 Hot Country Songs All About Stone-Cold Revenge

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02:  Recording artist Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

If you think country music is all about love and pickup trucks, then it's time to take a walk on the dark side of a genre where houses with abusive husbands are routinely blown up and you don't want to imagine what's lurking at the bottom of the river. From women who have had more than enough from their lying, cheating spouses to a boy named Sue hellbent on finding his scoundrel of a father, these are some of the best country songs about revenge. Some of these anthems are funny — like Travis Tritt offering his ex a quarter when she comes crawling back to him — but many of them will send a chill down your spine.

Just remember: dusty country roads hold plenty of secrets, and before you go seeking revenge, you might want to channel Tritt instead of Carrie Underwood, no matter how jaw-dropping her anthems about making men pay are. Revenge often comes with consequences, but it also produces unforgettable songs.

  1. "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," Nancy Sinatra
  2. "Two Black Cadillacs," Carrie Underwood
  3. "Goodbye Earl," Dixie Chicks
  4. "Cowgirl's Revenge," Megan Hilty
  5. "Tornado," Little Big Town
  6. "Oh Henry," The Civil Wars
  7. "The Thunder Rolls," Brooks Jefferson
  8. "Independence Day," Martina McBride
  9. "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood
  10. "Better Dig Two," The Band Perry
  11. "Old Time Angels," Jim Lauderdale
  12. "Harper Valley P.T.A.," Jeannie C. Riley
  13. "Pray For You," Jaron and the Long Road to Love
  14. "Trailer For Rent," Pistol Annies
  15. "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," Travis Tritt
  16. "Decoration Day," Drive-By-Truckers
  17. "Gunpowder and Lead," Liz Davis
  18. "Looking Back Now," Maggie Rose
  19. "Someone Will Pay," Justin Townes Earl
  20. "Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert
  21. "My Big Iron Skillet," Wanda Jackson
  22. "A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash
  23. "Kerosene," Miranda Lambert
  24. "Picture to Burn," Taylor Swift
  25. "Sweet Revenge," Nashville Cast
  26. "Yvette," Jason Isbell
  27. "Marie Laveau," The Delta Bombers
  28. "Blown Away," Carrie Underwood
  29. "Fire," Delta Rae
  30. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," Reba McEntire
  31. "In State," Kathleen Edwards
  32. "Fist City," Loretta Lynn
  33. "Carolina Drama," The Raconteurs

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Image Source: Getty / Ethan Miller
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