Many of 2019's biggest moments and best news stories took shape onstage: at major festivals, in dive bars and at the Mother Church of Country Music. In each instance, either an established act or a first-time live collaboration sent fans home knowing they'd witnessed country music history.

As often happens with these lists, 10 picks hit the high points instead of covering every special moment over a 12-month span. For instance, Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton teaming up live for the first time back in July deserves an honorable mention here, as does the May launch of Carrie Underwood's all-woman bill for her Cry Pretty Tour.

Read on to discover The Boot's picks for the best live country and Americana moments of the year. Then, let us know in the comments about your favorite live memories of 2019!