PIERCE, Chonda. American. Genres: Humor/Satire. Career: Writer, speaker, singer, and comedian. Performed as Minnie Pearl at Opryland, Nashville, TN; worked for a music publisher. Publications: Second Row, Piano Side: With Humor, Heartache, and Hope, Chonda Pierce Tells Her Story (memoir), 1996; It's Always Darkest before the Fun Comes Up, 1998; Chonda Pierce on Her Soapbox, 1999; I Can See Myself in His Eyeballs: God Is Closer than You Think, 2001; (with D. Pierce) Tales from the Ark, 2001. Address: c/o Mike Atkins, TBA Entertainment, 300 10th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203, U.S.A.