Country music tends to be the butt of a lot of jokes online. A lot of people happen to hate it even though they have never heard it simply because it is popular to make fun of it. This of course ends up discouraging people that might want to record and perform country music, which is honestly sad. Discouraging someone from something they love is a surefire way to make them miserable in the long run. If you are looking to get into country music, are already a fan of country music, or are interested in performing country music, then your interest is valid and no one should tell you otherwise. Thankfully, because of the internet, it is easier to find a community of like-minded individuals with shared interests. Similarly, some venues support country music and regularly book performers for country music shows and events.
You can find an online forum or community for country music lovers in your area and get to know more about the local scene. This way you can be up to date with performances that might be happening in the next week or month. You can be exposed to more artists, and see the different ranges in country music this way as well. If you want to look into the performance aspect of it, you should check out auditoriums and venues in your area that offer spaces to aspiring performers. Yes, there will be some rejections, but there are usually some places that do encourage inspiring performers and try to dedicate a bi-monthly event or an event once a month where they try to display local talent. So, the opportunities are endless, but you will have to work for them, as is the case with most things in life. So, you will have to start with a couple of internet searches, and then take it from there.