Alan Pedersen whose numerous career hats have included actor, stand-up comedian,
keynote speaker and radio reporter, found himself emotionally derailed after
Ashley, his only daughter -and No. 1 fan-was killed in an automobile accident at
the age of 18 in August 2001.
As part of his therapy, he began writing songs about his daughter in hopes of
helping others cope with the loss of loved ones. The result was "Ashley's
Songbook," a CD released in 2003. In 2006 he released another CD of original
songs “A Little Farther Down The Road,” about learning to live again after loss.
Tune in as Alan joins Gloria to talk about his music and surviving parental