Everyone knows LeAnn Rimes is talented but she just did the impossible. Rimes took a classic rock hit and turned it into one of the most chilling country-acoustic performances you will ever hear.
In 1964, the British rock group, The Animals put “The House of the Rising Sun” on the map. It quickly climbed the charts to #1 in the United States, the UK, and France. Using the traditional folk lyrics and applying them to such an electric sound, the song is widely regarded as the first “folk-rock” hit of the time.
Since it was released in 1964, hundreds of artists have covered the tune. Even Bon Jovi took on the chilling song during a concert in Florida on Oct. 27, 2018. Still, most artists stick to the traditional sound of the song and keep it very “rock and roll.”
But when LeAnn Rimes got ahold of the song on Halloween night, she gave it a completely different sound – and it is truly haunting. Dressed in all black, with a wide-brimmed hat, LeAnn looks like a very trendy witch.
Accompanied by a creepy figure on piano, she gives a chilling, country rendition of the song. You can watch her unique performance below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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