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Transylvania student makes sweet music as part of country duo

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University senior Andrea Warner, a business administration major, has had a busy summer performing on stages in Kentucky, Wisconsin and New York with Alyson Burke, the other half of country music duo aly’an. They have just released their first CD, Sweet Harmony. The 11 tracks are all original and Warner and Burke share co-writing credits on two.

Warner and Burke have known one another since kindergarten and, in their younger years, competed against each other in local talent contests and performed solo acts at Saturday night Jamboree stage shows. They 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 later.

The duo is known for high energy performances, crisp harmonies and a variety of musical styles. They performed at the Collin’s Classic for Children, an event to raise funds for children with cancer, and have opened for Nashville acts like Trent Tomlinson, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Chris Knight.

“We’re performing as much as possible, trying to get a lot of 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.

More information about aly’an and Sweet Harmony can be found on the aly’an Web site, www.alyanmusic.com.

8/24/2009

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