There's nothing quite like a live country music show ... but the next best thing might just be a live country music album.

A good live album requires a number of factors: It takes the right crowd, the right energy, the right sound engineers and (of course) the right artist. But when a live record's done well, listening to it is almost like being there.

From albums based around once-in-a-lifetime, one-night-only shows to live discs that encompass full tours, the following are the best live albums in country music.