Taylor Swift has won countless music awards — but an award means a lot more when your mom is the one who presents it!
This weekend at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the 25 year-old was given the Milestone Award by her mother, Andrea, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
“I’ve watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-haired little girl growing up on our farm, full of imagination and creativity, until right now, as she prepares for her next world tour,” Andrea, 57, told the cheering crowd in Dallas.
“And ever since then, her favorite thing in the world to do has been to write a song, tell a story, play guitar or piano. And I’ve seen those things carry her through every emotion, every experience in her life, good or bad.”
Andrea also gave fans insight into how one of Taylor’s early hits evolved. “Now every once in a while, her dad, her brother, or I find ourselves to be the subjects of those songs,” Andrea revealed. “Sometimes we’re merely the inspiration — like the time she was 17 years old, and her dad and I strongly disapproved of a certain young man, and rightfully so. But she was mad, she was real mad. And she went to her room, and she closed the door, and she came out about an hour later with a song called ‘Love Story.'”
“I am a very proud mom,” Andrea said as she thanked both the ACM and Taylor’s fans. We can see why!