Pure Music Nashville's newest recording artist, singer/songwriter, Rhonda Funk is calling 2020 the year of vision. Moving to Nashville, TN to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional songwriter in the summer of 2018, just one and a half years after surviving brain surgery for an aneurysm, she has found herself writing with hit songwriters such as Wood Newton, Billy Lee, and Blue Foley, hosting Hook Lines and Rhymes and a Melody, a new breakthrough crowd songwriting experience at the popular 3rd and Lindsley, performing over 90 shows in six states in 2019, and getting her first cut, a Christmas duet, with country icon T. Graham Brown and Claudette King (daughter of blues legend BB King). One of her songs "Too Close To Home" was featured on an episode of This American Life (December, 2019, titled Too Close To Home).
Funk's style combines the grittiness of Janis Joplin with the softness of Stevie Nicks. Describe by many as a young Melissa Etheridge with a raspy country tone and a rock edge, she delivers a unique vibe on the stage. Writing her first song at the age of 15, she has recorded three Christian albums, self-titled release in 1999, "The Waiting" in 2003, and "Refined" in 2008.