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Transy student makes sweet music

Junior Andrea Warner, a business administration major from Harrodsburg, Ky., can be found this summer performing on stages across Kentucky with her partner, Alyson Burke. The two comprise a duo country music act, aly ‘an, and have just released their first CD, Sweet Harmony. The 11 tracks are all original, and Warner and Burke share co-writing credits on two.

Burke and Warner (below) have known one another since kindergarten and, in their younger years, competed against one another in talent contests and performed solo acts at Saturday night Jamboree stage shows in and around Central Kentucky. A rivalry between the two is lighthearted. “We’re best friends,” Warner said. She and Burke began singing together in 2004 when they fronted the band The Wild Roses, formed by Warner’s father, and launched their duo act a little over a year ago.

The duo is known for high energy performances, crisp harmonies, and a variety of musical styles. They performed at the Collin’s Classic fund-raiser event this year at Transylvania, and have opened for Nashville acts like Trent Tomlinson, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Chris Knight.

“We’re planning on performing as much as possible this summer, trying to get a lot exposure and get our name out there,” Warner said.

Ideally, Warner hopes to make a career of singing, but she’s also interested in putting her marketing skills to use in the music industry.

Sweet Harmony can be purchased on the aly ‘an Web site, www.alyanmusic.com.

aly'an, andrea warner and alyson burke

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