2018 Honorees

Chonda Pierce, Branches Counseling Center

By March 12, 2018 December 18th, 2018 No Comments

Emmy -nominated and best-selling comedian Chonda Pierce or “the country comic” as Billboard Magazine dubbed her, has been making audiences laugh for more than two decades with her winning combination of fierce wit and southern charm. A stand-up comedian, television hostess, author and actress, Pierce has channeled her life experiences into positivity, bringing laughter to audiences around the country. As the RIAA’s best-selling female comedian, her hilarious take on life is easily relatable as she publicly opens up to her listeners about times of darkness and depression in her own life, drawing humor and good from every situation.

In 2006, Pierce founded Branches Recovery Center, which offers counseling and treatment to those with depression, anxiety, addiction, regardless of their ability to pay.

 

(condensed from chonda.org)

 

Chonda Pierce accepting award at the GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony in Nashville, TN on May 8, 2018. Pictured with Mark Lory.