You will often come across people that strongly speak out against major labels for exploiting and mistreating their artists. At the same time, these same labels have ended up monopolizing the music industry and this makes it difficult for new artists that are trying to break out without having to rely on a major record label company. These same labels also end up hindering creative freedom for their artists and that is why a lot of new music ends up sounding the same. The only way we can prevent this from happening is by trying to support and uplift new and upcoming artists that are either working with a small label company or have no name yet. One way to do this is by checking out events and concerts that highlight upcoming artists and this is where you can look up venues for country music concerts that might be happening near you.
This is where the Grand Ole Pry is a great option. This Texas venue is infamous and one of the longest-running. They have a tradition of hosting many live concert events for not only big and known country singers but also smaller and upcoming artists. This tradition of supporting and uplifting smaller artists in the country music scene has made them stand out amongst the rest. So, if you are a fan of country music and you want to support smaller and new country music acts, then you book a ticket for any of the weekly events that might be happening there and just make a whole day out of it. This way you will be introduced to new artists and music, and you get to hang around with and bond with other people that also love country music, helping you build your little community.