Alan is an award winning songwriter, successful recording artist and recognized speaker and writer on grief and loss. A former Nashville songwriter, stand-up comedian and network radio news reporter with more than 30 years of experience writing, performing and producing all genres of media.
On August 15, 2001 Alan’s life was changed forever. Ashley Marie Pedersen, his oldest child and only daughter, died as a result of car accident. Alan has turned his journey through the valley of grief and the pain of loss into a collection of powerful and moving songs recorded on to 3 highly acclaimed albums.
His music is popular with bereaved people around the world and has been used at thousands of candle lighting services, balloon and butterfly releases and by hundreds of professionals and organizations as a healing tool for the bereaved.
Ashley’s Songbook was published in 2003, only two years after his daughter’s passing.