One of the best moments at the American Country Music Awards, no doubt, was when Taylor Swift’s mom, Andrea, presented her daughter with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
The 57-year-old gave an introduction of the superstar and then went on to explain the origin of “Love Story” – the first single off Swift’s second studio album Fearless.
“I've watched this milestone artist from the time she was a tangled-hair little girl on our farm, full of imagination and creativity, until right now as she prepares for her next world tour,” Andrea said. “And ever since then, her favorite thing in the world to do is 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.”
The emotional moment came almost a week after Swift revealed in a Tumblr post that her mother had been diagnosed with cancer.
"I am a very proud mom," her mom concluded. "I want to thank the entire music community for taking such good care of her. And to the fans: I know you love her as I love her. And for that, I thank you eternally."
Along with Swift’s mom, her dad, Scott, also was in attendance at the awards, smiling as his daughter received one of the biggest honors of her career.