In addition to being a music publicist at KG Music Press, Kim Grant alongside Liz Garo and Pam Moore founded the Los Angeles, weekly roots music series, The Grand Ole Echo held at the Echo nightclub and now in its 11th year. The Grand Ole Echo won the LA Magazine award for "Best of LA-Urban Honky Tonk" in both 2008 and 2012. Also with Garo,Grant helped to curate the Roots Roadhouse American-roots music festival in 2013 and 2014--Another is planned for 2017.
2014 brought an offer of a weekly column called "TJ West" in much-frequented Americana website Turnstyled Junkpiled. Her love of American roots music and the music community is what helps her as an advocate for the Southern California roots music scene and the Americana music scene as a whole.