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A Little Farther Down the Road

by Alan Pedersen

This collection of original songs are loved by thousands of music fans who have experienced grief and loss in their lives. Tonight I Hold This Candle, is played at hundreds of memorial events each year. Grief mixed with hope come together in each song.
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1. A Little Farther Down the Road
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2. That\'s When I Think About You
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3. How High Is the Moon
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4. Tonight I Hold This Candle
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5. Life\'s a Gift
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6. I Did Not Walk Alone
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7. I Chase Butterflies
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8. When There Are No Words (Instrumental)
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Alan Pedersen has been performing for more than 25 years. An accomplished singer and award winning songwriter, he spent several years writing and recording music in Nashville, Tennessee. Alan has had several songs recorded by other artists.

In August of 2001 Alan’s life took a tragic turn, his 18-year-old and only daughter Ashley was killed in an automobile accident. This tragedy would take his life in a direction he never imagined. Struggling for months to find answers and trying to cope with tremendous pain and anger, Alan began attending monthly meetings of The Compassionate Friends, a support organization for families who have had a child die.

Alan credits The Compassionate Friends for saving his life and inspiring him to honor his Ashley's life by helping others. In 2003 Alan released a CD of songs he had written about his walk through the valley of grief, titled Ashley’s Songbook. In 2006 he released a follow up CD titled "A Little Farther Down The Road." Alan now helps others by sharing his story of faith and hope. His message is simple; grief and loss offer the opportunity for ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. He believes that healing begins when we once again give of ourselves by helping others.

Alan has been a featured speaker and performed his music at more than 900 events throughout the United States and Canada in the past 10 years for grief organizations, churches, and other civic events.

In December of 2013, Alan began serving as The Executive Director of The Compassionate Friends.


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Regina Hoffman

A Little Farther Down the Road
Wow! I went to my first candle lighting service in Decemberand heard "Tonight I hold this Candle" for the first time! The emotion was overwhelming so I had to buy the album! I commend Alan for the depth of feeling that he has put in his music
about Ashley. I lost my son when he was 18 years old also and the pain is unbearable.

Tami Romine

A Little Farther Down The Road
I love the CD. I played it over and over when I received it. I'm so glad I read about it in the Compassionate Friends magazine. It has given me much comfort. Thanks.


All of Alans cds and music
These songs are so powerful and say so much with so much meaning and are sang straight from the heart and soul of a person that not only sees through our eyes but also feels through our hearts. For no one can even imagine the pain the sorrow the loss of a child can bring unless they have experienced this loss themselves. We lost our Daughter Carmelita on 1 May 2006, 24 years old; and though it seems like only yesterday is also feels like forever at the same time. She may have only held my hand for a little while when she was young and growing up but she will hold my heart forever. I still----------feel her heart beat.

Carol Slominski

Tonight I Hold This Candle
It has been 2 years since I lost my dear son, Alfie. But this December was the first time I attended a Candle Lighting Ceremony for Parents who lost children. When we all formed a circle and your music started to play...I listened to the words......touched so deeply, I cried then sobbed. Thank you for reaching deep within your pain and bringing to thw world in the form of music. I seached the internet until I found this ... your site. Thank you again.

Melba W. Cox

A Little Farther Down the Road
For anyone who has lost a child or grandchild, or any loved one, the words to Alan Pedersen's songs will help to easy the pain. He is so gifted and so well expresses his feelings.

carol sheehan

A Little Farther Down the Road
Alan Pederson-- I cannot say enough good about him! His songs are so touching... he just says the right things!
I think he is awesome.

Jeanne G.

A Little farther Down the Road
I am so glad I found out about this album. I love it! Thanks so much to the Petersens for making it.

Michelle Amstutz

A Little Farther Down the Road
The first time I heard, Tonight I Hold This Candle, was at the Compassionate Friends Candlelighting Service in December 2007. We had just lost our 22 year old son, Joshua David, on September 23rd. Our worst nightmare!!! I miss him SOOOO much that I feel like I cannot even breathe... The song was "very powerful" & heartfelt!!!!! Another song, by Alan was played that year called, I Remember You. I wondered if I would be able to get a copy of the music then...
Our deepest pain & rememberance is felt in Alan's songs. The music also gives us Hope. This year at the Candlelighting Service, Tonight I Hold This Candle was played again. I came home & got online to check out where I could get ahold of this music. I ended up ordering all 3 of the CD's that I found!!! I had NO DOUBT it would be money well spent. My Mother-In-Law wanted to read what was read at our family Christmas what was read at the Candlelighting Service. I told her even better yet..., that I had ordered the CD & maybe it would arrive in time!! Sure enough it did!! :) We played the song (along with lighting candles, in memory of my Father-In-Law & our Son, Joshua). Of course everyone was in tears. We also had to share my new favorite song, by Alan, I Know You By Heart (I Chase Butterflies). I play the song over & over again... I feel exactly the way this song describes & Alan just put it into words ~ Thank You!!! I DO look for any sign constantly, the butterflies in our Memorial Garden, more shooting stars & "rainbows" in the past year than we've ever seen before... Etc. Etc. Etc. It's truly amazing!!
Thank you for ministering to us through your music!!!