Playlist: 10 Best Live Versions of Country Songs (You Might Have Missed)

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 The only thing better than live music is a playlist of our favorite country music live. 

1. Keith Urban // Days Go By // Live From AOL Sessions.

Keith Urban is still all over the radio with Cop Car and We Were Us. But taking back to his roots, this version of Days Gone By is great to blast with the windows down and the radio up. Golden Road is still one of the most solid country albums ever. Check this cover out!

2. Sheryl Crow // Easy // Live From Spotify NYC

Sheryl is back on the map! With her phenomenal guitar playing and chill lyrics, she performed this version during her Spotify Session. Who needs Mexico when you have this version of Easy?

3. Zac Brown Band // Colder Weather [feat. Little Big Town] // Live

Zac Brown Band has one of the best live albums out there. This version of Colder Weather features Little Big Town and is full of something a studio recording just can’t capture.

4. Dixie Chicks // Am I The Only One (Who’s Ever Felt This Way) // Live Version

Remember these ladies?! Going back to the Dixie Chicks is like coming home. Natalie Maines & Co perform the hell out of this song. This is definitely a version to blast in your car (or bedroom, or kitchen, or office…)!

5. The Band Perry // Don’t Let Me Be Lonely // Live from Spotify NYC 2013

There’s something about this song, and it’s even better when performed live. The Band Perry has grown so much on their sophomore album and it shows.

6. Toby Keith // Should’ve Been A Cowboy // Live

Taking it back old school to Toby Keith. This might be my favorite Keith song and this live version is stellar. It’s classic country at its finest. Love it when the crowd sings.

7. James Taylor // Copperline // Live at the Colonial Theatre

If you don’t classify James Taylor as country, you should check your…classifications. He inspired the likes of Garth Brooks, and if Garth isn’t country I don’t know who is. Anyway, Copperline is such a good song and this live version is the icing on the cake.

8. Taylor Swift // Back To December/Apologize/You’re Not Sorry // Live/2011/Medley

Don’t you love it when Taylor covers pop songs? In this medley, she adds a OneRepublic tune in between 2 somber classic hits. Do not skip this one!

9. Kacey Musgraves // Blowin’ Smoke // Live From Bonnaroo 2013

Kacey Musgraves, how I love thee! This song is only 2 chords on guitar, but don’t let that deter you from its complexity. Musgraves is a favorite new artist among country musicians and this live version of Blowin’ Smoke is just one example why.

10. Eli Young Band // When it Rains // Live at the Jolly Fox

Eli Young Band is one of my favorite go-tos. I love listening to this live version of “When It Rains” when it actually rains. It just makes the bad weather better.